Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Series: Harry Potter #1
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on 30th June 1997
Genres: YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: I bought it
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Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon’s house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who’s parents have been killed in a ‘car crash’.
He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose!
He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day.
Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher’s Stone! All this and muggles too.
Now, what are they?
I’m sure you have read many many reviews for Harry Potter so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.
Earlier this year I managed to find a paperback copy of this book in a local vintage shop and I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to read this story again.
When I first read Harry Potter I was in my teens and I was instantly hooked, and this time it was exactly the same. I felt like I had been propelled back to my younger years.
I enjoyed every page and was wishing I had a copy of the Chamber of Secrets as soon as I finished the last page.
These books really are timeless and I know when I have children that I will eagerly waiting for the day that I can read them Harry Potter.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: