You've probably heard of this book already, and if you haven't read it yet I think you'll enjoy it.
This is a story about Harry and his two new friends settling down for their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry only to discover that they have a part to play in the downfall of the evil Sssh! You-Know-Who. You will like Harry Potter. He's shy and self-doubting and puts up with a lot from his awful aunt Petunia and uncle Vernon and fat cousin Dudley. Poor Harry lost his parents, supposedly in a car crash, when he was a baby and that was when he received the strange lightning-shaped scar across his forehead. Ever since then he has slept in the cupboard under the stairs at the Dursleys' perfectly normal house in Privet Drive and the best thing he has to look forward to is starting at the local secondary school next term - well away from Dudley who will be going to his father's old, expensive school, Smeltings.
But, other people know a lot more about Harry than Harry does himself. That lightning-shaped scar is a matter of enormous interest and Harry is about to discover that he has a lot of friends, and enemies, in a rather different kind of world from the one he was brought up in.
This is a book about magic, but there's plenty of reality. Settling into a new school, making friends, learning who to trust and who not to trust and when to obey school rules and when to overlook them. There's a great deal of humour in the book. You might find the magic funny - visit Diagon Alley to purchase all your Hogwart's kit - but there is strong evil magic too and you won't doubt the courage that Harry has to show in the final chapter.
Written in a strong narrative style with straightforward but not over-simplified language there is enough in this plot to think about whether you are Harry's age or Sssh! You-Know-Who!
Justin, boy, age 16, from Christchurch, New Zealand, on 26th October 2008. Rating: 7/10
It's a pretty good book overall. J.K Rowling certaily is an extremely good writer. The book has a absolutely wonderful set-up and background information. J.K. Rowling has created a world of children's own in her book. It evolves absolutely the way kids want it. I recommend it to all the kids around the world. However the book isn't completely perfect. It heavily lacks on sophistication and good suspence and maybe a ever twisting storyline. For adults i recommend the book if the want to lighten their head(Start watching SOUTH PARK). But for people who want to read i'll just say the book is pretty average from sophisticated viewpoint. Go back to Dickens,Arthur conan doyle or maybe mario puzo for a good read.
Tamanna Malik, girl, age 9, from East Croydon, United Kingdom, on 1st July 2007. Rating: 10/10
I think this book is so good and I reccomend all who believe they are sooooooo not boring to read it. I loved it more than any other book I have ever read.I'd have never thought I'd like it much and I have realised that I am won't survive without J.K Rowling on the planet!
tom, boy, age 11, from timperly, United Kingdom, on 19th January 2007. Rating: 7/10
this book is called Harry Potter.i think this book is very exiting and thrilling i liked it and i am a fan of jk rawlings books. at the end of evry chapter there is always a cliff hanger. there is harry,ron and hermierny. these are the good pepole in the book they try and get the phersolerpher stone but voldermort put his face on the prefessors head. hary try to get the stone and he gets it and trys to get it but he makes fire and he gets injured. over all found this a very cool book.
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