Harry Potter & The Sorcerers Stone

BY: Collin Robinson

Author Of the Book:

J.K. Rowling

Page Count:

This book contains approximately 309 pages

Why I read it.

The reason I chose to read this book is because I have had much experience in the Harry Potter series from the variety of movies that have been released in recent years. Although I never read the books, I wondered if the movies themselves followed the books exactly. So with that question in mind, I proceeded to figure it out for myself.

Would it be a good last read???

In my opinion it would not. Knowing that there are many more books to come after this one I would want to know what happens next thus leaving me in a state of disappointment before I die. So the answer is no, no it would not be a good last read. Despite the fact that it was a good book i would not be able to fight the feeling of being left hanging. While were on the topic, what kind of question is this?? Obviously this is not going to be my last read so why bother with this question. This seems kind of a gruesome way to learn someones opinion. Maybe next time try a differently worded question.

3 Things I Loved

1. Characters

- The characters of this book were very well detailed and very creative. I enjoyed learning about them and found the experience of discovering new ones exhilarating. The author does a very good job of allowing you to have a variety of people in the book to relate to.

2. Flow

- This book did a very good job of letting the story flow and keeping it entertaining along the way. There were no point in the book that I felt was "dry" or a kind of boring read. I was always intrigued and excited to keep reading. In other words I couldn't put it down.

3. Cliffhanger

- I liked the way this book managed to leave you on a good cliffhanger. It allowed the reader to not be disappointed in the ending to the book but at the same time gave you the feeling of wanting to read on.

Two Things i did not like

1. Chapter Split Up

- When reading the chapters I would not always be happy with the way the chapter concluded. Sometimes it would leave me confused or I would have a question that could not be answered by reading the next chapter.

2. Draco Malfoy

- This character remains one of my least favorite fictional characters of all time. Every time that this character comes up in the book, be prepared for anger unlike anything you have ever seen. I want to reach through the book and punch this character in the face and if you read this book, you will too.

What I related to

I related to the character Ron Weasley in the book because of his need to prove himself to others and to live up to his brothers feats. I myself have an older brother, who was very popular at my old school so you could say I have spent much of my life in his shadow, trying to create my own identity and prove myself as an individual.

Favorite Quote

Hagrid: "Harry, yer a wizard"

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Recommendation: Would I recommend it? Why? Who would I recommend it to?

I would recommend this book. It is an exciting read and anyone who reads it, no matter what they're are, will enjoy its sense of adventure and thrilling story. It has the potential to suit all ages and if you are into fantasy, adventure, and cliffhangers, then this is the book for you.

Follow Up Question- In detail, explain what statement your book is saying about the themes of family, community, the country or people?

Within this book, it reveals that family can come from anywhere even if your not related to the person, you can still find relationships with people that you meet throughout your endeavors and forge friendships and bonds that resemble family. It also reveals that people are not always as they seem and that you have to learn to trust the right people.