Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When the Harry Potter series first came out, my youngest was just too young to read the books. So we waited, and this past month the entire family read "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
I must admit, I like the book more this time than I did the first time through. Maybe it was because I understood the universe more after reading all seven books, or maybe I enjoyed the joyful innocence of the book because I know exactly how dark things will get. But I found myself smiling at Harry's reaction to the wizard world in all its wonder.
For those who have not read this book, I recommend it for anyone who loves a good fantasy story. There are scenes of suspense and excitement here, but Ms. Rowling also includes a fair amount of universe building that matters to the entire series. I love how each character comes alive, and I simply drooled over the puzzles presented within. I even laughed, as Ms. Rowling provides several one-liners appropriate to the situation.
There are more than enough summaries out there, so if you want to know more I suggest you find one. Or just read the book.
I give this book five out of five stars, because Ms. Rowling simply gets it right here.
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