It’s basically about Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, and how he finds out about Voldemort killing his parents, and you just get introduced to all the characters like Hagrid, Dumbledore, the other teachers, and obviously Ron and Hermione. You get to know the characters really well in the books, and there are now all these extra books, and the making of Harry Potter at WB Studios, and the theme park, that you end up getting the impression that the characters are real people, and the movies just add to that.
The book- no, the series- is amazing. Brilliant. Fab. It’s gripping, and it’s never boring, and it’s impossible to put an age to it- you can read the books when you’re 7 or an adult and it just doesn’t matter. I loved the books. Completely. I must have read them around… 18 times now, and every time I found some new bit, and I never get bored of reading the same series again, even though I know the storyline amazingly well now- so far that I’ve memorized paragraphs. But that’s just me being obsessive.
If you haven’t read them, you definitely should!! Like I said, it’s just impossible to put an age to these.
I think the best part of the book is the part with Voldemort in the end- I think the challenges from each teacher is a great idea, and I think J. K. Rowling is amazing for coming up with all of this!!
There is(obviously) a movie out for this, but I think it misses out some parts I was really looking forward to seeing on screen after I read the book, so I think the book is better.
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Author J K Rowling’s biography
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone MOVIE
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