Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Hot
 
0.0
 
4.0 (81)
10912 9

User reviews

59 reviews with 5 stars

81 reviews

 
(59)
 
(14)
 
(1)
 
(3)
 
(4)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.5  (81)
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.5  (4)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Back to Listing
59 results - showing 1 - 10
1 2 3 4 5 6
Ordering
Great!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Finally at 21 years of age, I get the chance to read this! I've been waiting for quite some time. A time when I could read them back to back, with no interruptions. And that time is now! I loved all the movies, so I was pretty sure I'd love the books just as much.

The adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermonie are so great that I wished I was children with them! The tales they weave and the trouble they get in is such a great pace for children. Something that the movies left out is a lot of things about Neville! I loved him in the movies! :)

Rowling is such an amazing storyteller, and I really wished I had read these before.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 1 0
*Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Harry Potter, one of the most amazing books ever written. It started off with simple stories at bedtime that grew to a whole series containing seven books. From that it grew into a blockbuster movie series with eight movies, the last book split into two parts. Anyone who doesn't like Harry Potter should be frowned upon, because what's not to love?

I've been meaning to re-read the Harry Potter series again for so long, ever since the last Deathly Hallows movie came out. But I have never had enough time in-between all the other great young adult books coming out, which are all as great as the last. And when I did manage to get the time to start reading them again, I was so glad that I chose to do so, it was just great once again.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first adventure of Harry in the world of magic. I was so happy to find Harry's character once again, and to meet Ron and Hermione out of the movie screen. I loved Harry Potter as much as when I was younger, and so does everyone else, it is one of the best books of all time.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Hello Harry Potter!
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
What an incredible world J.K. Rowling built. I loved it, and was officially addicted to all things Harry Potter by the end of the book. Hogwarts is magical, the villain is scary, and despite creating a huge cast of characters, Rowling is able to make each character distinct and interesting. The plot is fabulous, the seeds of an amazing series are well-laid, and even though the beginning is slow, I recommend this book to everyone.
Good Points
world-building, characters, plot
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 1 0
My Favorite Book Ever
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Morgan T

J.K Rowlings Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone takes place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the present day. When a 12 year old boy named Harry Potter, starts his first year at Hogwarts, he meets his two best friends Ron and Hermione. Then, strange things begin to happen. Students in the school are getting killed and everyone cant figure out why this is happening. A teacher in the school is acting very strange, while Albus Dumbledore, the head master of the school, and other teachers suspect the evil Lord Voldemorts powers are gradually becoming stronger and that he is the one causing all of this. Everyone says the evil Lord Voldemort has lost his powers, or has he? Harry, Ron, and Hermione try to solve why these terrible crises are happening in the school. Who is behind all this? Has Lord Voldemort risen again, or is someone else causing all this trouble?



            Rowlings famous, first book of the series is a very well written, suspenseful, exciting book that wont let you stop reading. Every page you turn leads to another exciting event. This book isnt like any other books. Rowling said, The idea just simply fell into my head. This book has won the National Book Award (UK), the Gold Medal Smarties Prize, and the Parenting Book of the Year.



            Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is a really good book for ages around 12 all the way to adults. This book isnt anywhere similar to a book you might read. For people who love fantasy and magic, this is the perfect book for you. Once you finish this book, you wont be able to wait to read the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, of this terrific series.

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 1 1
The best book ever
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Idris



















I remember
I was eleven years old when my mom gave me the first book in the series. At
first I didnt want to read it, because I didnt like the synopsis, but when I
started reading it, I couldnt put it down.



I fell in
love with the story, the characters, and the places.  I cried, I laughed, I got mad,
and I waited. I grew up with Harry Potter, so
these books are part of my life and me.



Now, I'm 20, and my books
are old and worn from so much reading. But they bring me back many memories. This
story was the one that made my passion for books increased.



I recommend
these books to everyone, from children to adults. Inside its pages is not only magic,
but also love, friendship, hope, and thousands of teachings.



 Harry Potter is a must-read.



 




Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Great Book!!!!!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Allison K.

Imagine living in a house where you cant get what you want, you are not loved, and you are lied to. This is exactly how Harry Potter feels. This is how he feels until he gets a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that in the magical world he is famous because of the lightning scar on his forehead. From playing Quiditch to learning magic, Harry is having fun at Hogwarts. But, when the man who killed Harrys parents is looking for the one and only Sorcerers Stone, which can bring him back to life, Harry decides he needs to stop him first.


I think that Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is a great book. It is a great fantasy book full of magic. The whole Harry Potter series is a great series, but you have to read them in order or else you will not know what is going on or what is happening. For some people, the beginning might be the best part, but I thought that the first chapter was pretty dull because it just told what happened like one day after Harrys parents died. Nothing very interesting happened. Otherwise, the whole book was great!!! It shows a great deal about what it could be like to be famous and how it isnt the greatest sometimes.


I recommend this book to kids who like action as in fighting. I also recommend this book to kids who like fantasy and mythical books. I do not recommend this to kids who get scared easily, because for some people, some parts can be freaky. I dont recommend this book to kids who dont like somebody dying because one person dies. But, anyways, if you are a kid who LOVES a great book that you wont put down the book until you have read the whole book, and then the whole series, this is definite book for you! I really love Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone!!!

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Best book ever...it's only the beginning
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by robynlnorris

From the  very first page you fall in love with Harry.  And the adventure only gets better as time go on.  I love the adult themes and how many challenged Harry has to face that a young child normally doesn't go through.  It makes him stronger. It's a beautiful book. 
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Made me love wizards!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by BubbleTea

Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone is the story of Harry Potter a boy who lives with and is treated like a whipping boy by his aunt Petunia, uncle Verson and their son Dudly for ten years. Before his eleventh birthday Harry get a series of letters that are destroyed by his uncle, but the letters still come resulting in his uncle taking the whole family away from their home. But on the night of his eleventh birthday Hagrid comes and tells Harry what the Dursleys have kept from him. Which is that Harry is a wizard and has been accepted to attend Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry, the place where he meets new friends, and enemies...

When i first read this book it was after the movie came out in 2001, this book was filled with so much magic that after i read it i thought i could cast spells like the characters. When i finished reading this book i was a little sad because it was like saying bye to your friend when the school year was over, but when i found out there was another i was happy. This book is amazing, and i recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it before especially children because it's filled with magic, and all the things kids enjoy.

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Harry Potter: A Magical Adventure for One and All
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by GRgenius

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling introduces the reader to the magical world coexisting with our own.  Harry Potter begins his life as many children (unfortunately) do...under-appreciated, over worked, and lacking both attention and love.  He was left at the house of his only blood relatives, the Durley's, by a rather motley crew composed of a giant (Hagrid), one witch (Professor McGonagall), and one wizard (Professor Albus Dumbledore).  Unbeknownst to this little one, his destiny is far greater than can be imagined.  At the tender age of eleven, young Harry Potter gets a small taste of what is yet to come in the revelation of his parents past, and his potential future...as a wizard (in training) at Hogwart's.  Choosing his friends wisely, Harry builds a supportive team able to work through the best of times and the worst.  Lucky him...as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is lurking in the shadows, seeking to regain what was taken from him.  Danger!  Adventure!  Friendship!  One word can sum this story up....MAGIC!

In honor of the latest HP movie release, I felt it appropriate to highlight the book that started it all.....Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling.  I must admit, I was not an initial fan of the series!  Before you start drawing pitchforks, read me out...I only mean that they only showed up on my radar after the third book was released and I kept hearing things about it in the press.  So, I did what I would normally do, picked up the trade paperback version at my local discount store and gave it a try.  Needless to say, I was hooked!  I promptly went about purchasing the hardcover versions of all available titles, which at the time left me in wait of book 4 (Goblet of Fire).  I must confess...I did pick my book up at midnight with everyone else!  The fan base on this series ranges from the young to the young at heart, so no one can feel out of place.  Don't just see the movies....read the books!Highly recommended reading for one and all!
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Magical
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by taylor J

This book was completely magical and a really good read. It's about an eleven year old boy who grew up with his Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin because his parents were killed by the dark Lord, Voldemort. The magical world was made unknown to Harry, but when he turned eleven he received a visit from Hagrid, keeper of keys at Hogwarts. Hagrid explained everything to Harry and so begins his magical journey. The book had me turning pages by the minute and was far more detailed than the movie. All seven books in this series are very well written!
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
59 results - showing 1 - 10
1 2 3 4 5 6
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Incredible Animals
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about...
Special Delivery
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A lovely book to share with children in an expecting...
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hundreds of irresistible, reusable, and collectible stickers to mix, match,...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle...
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first book in an epic and romantic YA series...
Winter Light
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue...
Talent
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sandee Mason is convinced her life will change if she...
WITHIN THE FOLDS OF A SWAN'S WINGS
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
What if the one element that has always defined you...
The Good Girls
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this twisty,...
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface, she...
All our Hidden Gifts
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Maeve’s strangely astute tarot readings make her the talk of...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Twelve-year-old Cassie needs a horse. She’s determined to move up...
A Higher Version of Me (The Destiny Clark Saga Book 9)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Just when everything seems to be perfect, it all falls...
A Happier Version of Me (The Destiny Clark Saga Book 8)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Two guys. One girl. A big confusing mess. ...
A Healthier Version of Me (The Destiny Clark Saga Book 7)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
She broke his heart. Will he ever forgive her? ...
A Steadier Version of Me (The Destiny Clark Saga Book 6)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
He wants her back, but she’s already taken. ...

Latest Member Reviews

Incredible Animals
 
5.0
"INCREDIBLE ANIMALS is a fascinating collection of animals by special skills, including clever camouflage, devoted parents (such as penguins), and..."
Special Delivery
 
4.0
"SPECIAL DELIVERY is a delightfully silly picture book. A little duck is eagerly awaiting the delivery of her baby brother...."
Eyelike Stickers: Trains
 
5.0
"EYELIKE STICKERS: TRAINS is an unbelievably cool collection of stickers. These 400 stickers include many photographs of trains, as well..."
 
4.3
"If your expecting the same type of books that you’ve been reading in this series, you’d be wrong. This whole..."
The Kinder Poison
 
5.0
"From start to finish I absolutely adored this story. The opening scene was so much fun to read while Zahru..."
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
5.0
"HEIRESS APPARENTLY is a YA rom-com with deep themes that make it such an engaging and captivating read. Gemma is..."
The Good Girls
 
4.0
"THE GOOD GIRLS is an enthralling read. The book begins after the disappearance and seeming murder of the police chief's..."
All our Hidden Gifts
 
4.0
"Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet at her school. What starts off as curiosity,..."
Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 
4.7
"DANGEROUS SECRETS: THE STORY OF IDUNA AND AGNARR is a great MG/YA fantasy romance. Based on Frozen, this book tells..."
Hot British Boyfriend
 
4.0
"When Ellie is completely humiliated by her best friend an crush, she decides the best way to escape her jeering..."
Mastery of Earth (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3)
 
5.0
"Oh the feels this book gave me. Davi's officially back but still not really? His memories are all over the..."
The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising, #2)
 
4.7
"THE CAMELOT BETRAYAL continues Guinevere's story as she seeks to find her footing in a world that keeps throwing her..."
Loveboat, Taipei
 
4.7
"WHAT I LOVED: Ever’s pushy parents have already gotten their way by making her apply to medical school, but..."
Glass Princess
 
5.0
"This second entry was good, well technically fifth. I am really glad that the story picked up right after the..."
The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea
 
5.0
"THE MERMAID, THE WITCH, AND THE SEA is a lush, beautiful, and romantic fantasy that follows Flora, now living as..."
Minecraft: The Shipwreck
 
5.0
"Jake and his father have moved around quite a bit after the death of his mother. His father is a..."
The Tiny Baker
 
5.0
"THE TINY BAKER is the sweet story of a baker bee who runs a bakery and tea shop. Every day,..."
A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India
 
5.0
"A GIFT FOR AMMA is a delightful and colorful journey through the marketplace in India. A young girl ventures out..."
Five Little Ducks: First Book of Nursery Rhymes
 
5.0
"FIVE LITTLE DUCKS is a delightful collection of nursery rhymes. The book includes many rhymes that are familiar alongside those..."
Amazing Places
 
4.7
"AMAZING PLACES is a delightful exploration of 15 manmade wonders, including the Taj Mahal, pyramids, and Moai (Easter Island). The..."