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A Book Review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

I have read the Harry Potter series of books during this semester, which by British author J.K.Rowling. These books are very popular among teenagers around the world, among everyone knows these books. The first book reached the top of the New York Times list of the best selling fiction in the August 1999 and stayed for two years. It has been translated into several other languages and spawned into eight blockbuster films. I also have watched all of them and compared it with books. I found that words can mobilize all our senses let the readers have deeper feeling about the story. I was fascinated by this book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when the first time I read it. Therefore, only two days I finished reading it and I couldn’t wait to read the next book.

The novels tell us a little boy called Harry Potter, who thinks he is just a normal boy or even a miserable orphan, actually is a talented wizard with a legendary life experience, which is about how Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley against the dark lord—Voldemort with help by two headmasters of Hogwarts. This time I want to focus on the Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone to share some of my thoughts on it.

Harry Potter lives at 4 Privet Drive Little Whinging, Surrey, London, his bilious Uncle and nosy Aunt Petunia’s home. Aunt tells him that his parents die from a car accident where he was just simply believe this “fact”. Potter’s room is the cupboard under the stairs, not a living room. His fat and stupid cousin, Dudley, always makes Harry’s life miserable. He has no choice and just dare all the things that happened to him. But one day he received a letter, it says “ We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardly. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31th. This letter changed his life completely. Rubeus Hagrid, who saved Harry and sent him to his uncle’s house, come to pick Potter up at this crucial moments. Because Potter’s Aunt and Uncle try to stop Potter from entering this school and having any connection with the wizards. Hagrid finds Potter in a boat on the sea and tells him the truth about his parents death and he actually identification is a wizard.

In September he gets on the train to Hogwarts on the platform 9 and 3/4, where he meets his best friend—Ron. Potter has a great life that he had never got ever before, eating a variety of food and sleeping on a comfortable bed. He makes friends with Ron and Granger. Ron, a red hair cute boy. Granger, a clever girl like a walking encyclopedia. But his life is not full of happiness. A philosopher’s stone, it can be used to smelt unlimited gold and helped people who holds it be immortal, is hidden in the school guarded b a three-headed dog. Voldemort, a dark lard who wants to control all the muggles and wizards in the world, he was defeated by Potter when he was only several months old. Now he wants to get it to help himself to be stronger and achieve his goal. At the end of the book, I knew

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