“Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…if Harry can survive the encounter.”
My favorite series of all time!
Rereading the first book of this amazing series took me back to only a few years ago when I started reading the series for the first time.
Around the time the second part of The Deathly Hallows movie came out, all of my friends were getting into the books. I remember I had tried reading it before, but at that time, it didn’t really spark me interest. Then, when all of friends got into it, it decided to give it another chance. Now, five years later, it has become my favorite book series that i have ever read.
The world that J.K. Rowling created is just amazing. At points in the book, it made me want to go to school at Hogwarts. Just to experience all the magic. The closest I have ever come to making that dream a reality was when I went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
I had several favorite characters in this book. Primarily, Hermione Granger. Her character reminded me a lot of myself when I was that age. I also happened to enjoy the character of Draco Malfoy. I now he is the bad guy in the series (and believe me, the first time I read the series I didn’t like him all), however there are parts in this book which involve him that made me laugh. After reading the next few books in the series (the first time I read them), Draco quickly became my favorite character.
There were so many scenes in this book that I loved. There is to many to count. I loved all of the Quidditch scenes. Imagining a sport like that is far beyond anything that I could ever dreamed of. The scenes in the Forbidden Forest towards the end of the book also were some of my favorites. Finally, I can’t forget the scenes with Harry, Ron, and Hermione were going to find the sorcerer’s stone and get it before who they thought was Snape could get to it. The scenes on the giant chessboard also kept me on the edge of my seat, not knowing what was going to happen next. The final showdown between Harry, Quirrell, and Voldemort also kept me on the edge of my seat, just trying to picture in my mind what was going to happen next.
Overall, I really had a fantastic time rereading this book. I’m sure when I move on to the rest of the series I will have the feeling. I also can not wait for the release of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child at the end of this month!! Onto the Chamber of Secrets!!
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