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Harry Potter Learns About The Wizarding World

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

Published by Scholastic Corporation

Published June 26, 1997

Number of Pages in book: 339

Character Description

Harry Potter- Harry Potter is a wizard who never knew until he was 11. He lives with his uncle Vernon's family, who happen to hate wizards and magic. He gets accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he meets his future best friends.

Ron Weasley- Ron Weasley is Harry's best friend who's family, the Weasleys, are known to be poor wizards. He helps Harry with his adventures along with Hermione Granger.

Hermione Granger- Hermione Granger is Harry's final best friend who really knows allot about wizardry and Hogwarts. She is very smart but gets made fun of allot by other kids.

Rubeus Hagrid- Hagrid is a half giant half human who works at Hogwarts as the Gamekeeper but also helps Harry get his school supplies at Diagon Alley. Without Hagrid Harry Probably wouldn't have his school supplies, maybe he wouldn't be able to go to Hogwarts at all.

Plot Summary

The book starts with Albus Dumbledore and Professor Mcgonagall saying goodbye to little Harry potter and leaving him with the Dursleys. Eleven years later Harry gets a letter saying that he has been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He meets his future best friends and gets put in Gryffindor. After a couple of months at Hogwarts Harry, Ron, and Hermione suspect that Evil Professor Snape is after the sorcerer's stone but it turns out shy Professor Quirrell/Voldemort was the one after the stone. The book ends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione leaving Hogwarts.


The conflict of the story is that Voldemort is planning on taking the Sorcerer's stone. The Sorcerer's stone is an object able to give eternal life to a person and turn any metal into gold. This would affect the characters in the story because it would bring back the dark ages where Lord Voldemort was the most powerful wizard behind Dumbledore.

Quotation Explanation

One important quote from the story is, "Harry, yer a wizard." It s important to the story because it is the moment in which Harry realizes and finds out about the wizarding world. If Hagrid wasn't there to explain that to Harry, Harry would never know about Voldemort, therefore leaving the door open for him to rule.

Book Review

Overall Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is my favorite book and I rate it 9/10. I would recommend it to other people and them them how great of a book it is. It could have been improved on how Harry defeats the villian in the story. But overall it was a good story