Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling

Published: 1997

Length: 309 pages

Summary: Harry is delivered to his Aunt and Uncle’s house by Hagrid, the Hogwarts gamekeeper. After 10 years at the Dursley’s, life had not improved very much at their house. Harry goes to the zoo for the Dursley’s son’s birthday, Dudley. In the reptile house, a boa constrictor tells Harry it has never seen Brazil. Then, he accidentally sets it free. This earned Harry a very long suspension in the cupboard under the stairs. Harry then receives about 1,000 letters from Hogwarts so his Uncle Vernon tries unsuccessfully to find a place where he thinks Harry won’t be able to receive any more letters. At the rock out to sea, Hagrid finds the family to deliver Harry’s letter on his birthday. Then, Harry and Hagrid go on a shopping spree, stopping first at Gringott’s, the wizarding bank, and then getting all the supplies for Hogwarts. The Weasley family helps Harry find his way onto the train to Hogwarts. Harry and Ron Weasley ride together on the train to Hogwarts. Once there, Harry is sorted into Gryffindor with Ron. A troll is lose in the dungeons of Hogwarts. The students are commanded to go back to their house dormitories, but Harry and Ron go to warn their soon-to-be-friend Hermione, who is hiding in the girl’s bathroom with the troll. Ron and Harry defeat the troll. Harry is also selected to be the seeker on the Gryffindor house quidditch team after saving Neville Longbottom’s remembrall from Malfoy. The adventures continue, including saving the sorcerer’s stone from Professor Quirrell who is possessed by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Final thoughts: A very interesting and exciting story that even gets scary at some points. I personally think this book is so good that I read it over and over again. One of my favorite books.


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