Thursday, September 10, 2015

Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone

Harry Potter #1

Author: J.K. Rowling

Genre: Middle Grade, YA, Fantasy

Published Date: November 1st 2003 by Scholastic (first published 1997) 

Format: e-book

Source: Bought



Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the "Harry Potter" series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts

My Thoughts

OMGoodness I don't know why it took me soooo long to read the Harry Potter books so long I remember my cousin pushing me to read them she said they all were awesome great books but back than I was not really into reading books until I was a junior in high school and I had a lot of things going on back than in 97 when this first came out and until now that I turn 31 years old this year I took the plunge to read it because 1. I heard great reviews about this amazing books that I had to get my hands on it 2. Almost everybody I know who are books nerds like me have read it and have re-read lots of time's I know what took me so long 3. I am making planes to go to Potter World in Florida next year so that's why I decided to read the Harry Potter Books and O Boy O Boy I am soooo happy a glad that I took that plunge to read this Amazing book! I berate myself ever time that I waited for so long to read this amazing book I really really really really loved and enjoyed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone it took me to an excited epic adventure ride reading this amazing book that I would never forget ever I never read a book about wizard's and witches before and tend to stay clear from them but I say I am now truly I fan of there's know I can not wait to continue reading this amazing adventure in the next book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets next! until next time!

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About The Author

Although she writes under the pen name
J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.

Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her mother Anne was half-French and half-Scottish. Her parents first met on a train departing from King's Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964. They married on 14 March 1965. Her mother's maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. Her mother's paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during the First World War.

Rowling's sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old. The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four. She attended St Michael's Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More. Her headmaster at St Michael's, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the
Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister. She recalls that: "I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it. Certainly the first story I ever wrote down (when I was five or six) was about a rabbit called Rabbit. He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee." At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales. When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said "taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind," gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford's autobiography,
Hons and Rebels. Mitford became Rowling's heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.

Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, "I wasn’t particularly happy. I think it’s a dreadful time of life." She had a difficult homelife; her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father (she is no longer on speaking terms with him). She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department. Rowling said of her adolescence, "Hermione [a bookish, know-it-all
Harry Potter character] is loosely based on me. She's a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I'm not particularly proud of." Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as "not exceptional" but "one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English." Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.


  1. I've read this series every year since 1998 (I'm now 31) Harry Potter goes hand in hand with my childhood and is such a special world for me. I'm so excited that you finally read (and loved) Harry Potter. I hope you had a great time at HP World -- I am so jealous!

    1. Thank you so much I am in love with the Harry Potter series and I am so glad and happy that I finally read this amazing series. I just wish I read them when they first came out. I have already went too HP world I am hoping I will go again next year. Thank you for stopping by my blog Whitney.