Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I read these books initially much older than a lot of people, I’d say I was in my late teens, early twenties. I think the first three had been released. It’s probably why I don’t enjoy this one so much.

It’s starts off strongish, but I was bored for a lot of the middle part and end was okay. I can see why it was so popular though. There’s a real sense of wonder about the story, you learn about this hidden world along with Harry and it creates a feeling that maybe you too could receive a letter from Hogwarts. The writing is nothing special but it gets the job done and luckily enough it’s such a short book that you can fly through it.

It’s also interesting that there are a lot of tidbits in it that become very relevant later in the series. I always wonder had she planned the whole thing from the start or did she just use what she’d written and expanded it? Either way it is quite impressive.

3 stars out of 5

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