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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Submitted by Anonymous
(Feb 09, 2002)
I am nearly 9. The book was better than the film.In the book it had lots more description than the film because there wasn't a narrator. My favorite character is Hermione Grainger because she is clever and funny. I think that the Dursley's are really mean to Harry, but Uncle Vernon gives him a room eventually.
I hope J K Rowling writes lots more books.
Submitted by Maj
(Jan 09, 2002)
What can i say that countless others haven't said already.
By this time, most of you will have seen the film, and will know what the book's about. In fact the film was what got me to read the book in the first place- I sat in the cinema and though the acting is wooden, the actual story has a lot of wonder and imagination behind it.
This is the first book of a series of 7, this one entailing the first year of wizards school. You are introduced to Harry Potter and friends at the wizard school.
The book is much better than the film, fully explining references that didn't make much sense in the dumbed down film. J.K. Rowling's use of language is spot on, drawing the reader into the mystical world she depicts.
The reason I didn't read Harry Potter before is because I thought it was aimed solely at children. It may be aimed at children, but the author never talks down to the reader or treats him/her like a fool. The best stories are those which both an adult an a child audience can experience and enjoy, and this is an example of one of those stories. Think of the wonder you felt when you read 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' when you were younger.
Submitted by Crystal Collett
(Oct 30, 2001)
I thought that this book was wonderful and exciting for people of all ages, and the fact that there is going to be a movie just makes it even better. This book and movie will be remembered forever, and I hope that J.K Rowling keeps on writing more of these books because I will always be reading them!
Submitted by Anonymous
(Oct 29, 2001)
I am 11 I think this is a GREAT book. I had read these books in a different order but did it stop me? NO! Infact not many things could stop me! I was a kid who didn't like to read. Then I read these books. I read the 4th book and my mother had to PUNISH me from reading. And at school we have A.R. (accelerated reading) program. And this was on this book was on the list so I read it. And in a way I think of that as school work. Don't you? Well, I do work over the summer to help me get ready for school and this "work" is considered "school work" to my mother. And every day she would tell me to do my school work and then I read the book. So then she would have to say do school work and NOT READING. So These Books Are Wonderful And Could Inspire Kids! Bring on # 5!
Submitted by Vathana
(Sep 11, 2001)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the book I have read of the Harry Potter series,I think it is very interesting and I would really like to read all the books.