Just finished reading Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone!

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Recently I have read Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling and I thought I would write a blog post about it.


My friends couldn’t believe that I had never read Harry Potter books before. I have tried but never really got into them. The film had put me off. However my friend lent me their copy of The Philosophers Stone a few weeks ago. It’s an enjoyable book, when I actually gave it time, I couldn’t put it down.

Basically, Harry Potter’s parents were killed when Harry was little and he went to live with his Aunt and Uncle – which he hated thoroughly! Harry started receiving hundreds of letters which his evil uncle just burnt. However they didn’t know that the letter was to tell Harry that he had been accepted into Hogwarts. As days went on the Uncle took Harry away and then Hagrid (school assistant) gave them all the good news – well good news to Harry anyway.

I really like this book because most of the time there’s always something big or small happening, the writing is brilliant which keeps you interested. I struggled to keep interest towards the end when the action got less and less but I kept on going and glad it didn’t put me off the book.

I would recommend this book for 7 – 12 year olds (boys or girls!) I give it five out of five stars!

My next book in the series is the “Chamber of Secrets”.

Has anyone read this book? Do you love Harry Potter?


12 thoughts on “Just finished reading Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone!

    Emily Witt said:
    September 6, 2014 at 11:59

    I was part of the generation that grew up with Harry Potter. I didn’t really get into it until the 4th one came out when I was 11(so same age Harry was in the first one), and I was 18 (again, same age as Harry in the book) when the final one was released. I think I’m glad I got into it when I was younger; I think I’d probably be harder on it if I were to only start reading it now. I’m actually not that fond of Harry as a character, but I do love so many of the supporting characters.

      heatherellisbooks responded:
      September 6, 2014 at 15:11

      Thanks for the message! Yes I’m even later getting into them! =) I think I’m going to read them in order and watch the movies again straight after.

    sookthi said:
    September 6, 2014 at 16:22

    Heather- CONGRATS! And welcome to the Harry Potter fan club. 🙂

      heatherellisbooks responded:
      September 6, 2014 at 17:26

      Thanks – can’t wait to read more of them! =)

    thiskidreviewsbooks said:
    September 7, 2014 at 20:46

    I have read all of the Harry Potter books, but I haven’t seen any of the movies.

      heatherellisbooks responded:
      September 8, 2014 at 18:36

      I am going to watch the movies when I’m finished reading them all ! =)

    trinitygrau said:
    September 9, 2014 at 17:24

    I’ve never seen any of the movies or read any of the books. Why? My parents believe that there is a certain level of magic you should delve into. Harry Potter makes the evil seem a little too “good.” As long as I understand that it is just a book, not a lesson for real life, I’m allowed to read them.

    Jasmine said:
    October 28, 2014 at 16:23

    I’ve read harry potter when i was 9 i loved the 1st book i could’t put it down like you but the 2nd one was not that intersting at all

      heatherellisbooks responded:
      October 29, 2014 at 14:38

      Glad you liked the first book! I haven’t had chance to read the second book yet – so many other books to read! 🙂 I will get around to it… 🙂

    Emily said:
    January 2, 2015 at 18:05

    I have read all of the books and watched all of the movies. They are all awesome!
    Emily ^_^ // http://www.preteendork.weebly.com

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