Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
My name is Nick. I am 15 years old, and I will be going into my Junior Year of high school. I enjoy acting, skiing, watching movies, and, of course, reading!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was written by J.K. Rowling in 1997. The novel is about an 11 year old named Harry Potter. After living his whole life with his non-magical and very unfriendly Aunt and Uncle, Harry receives a letter accepting him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His life then escalates into an exciting journey full of magic, mystery, interesting and likeable characters, and beautiful environmental world building. Sincerely, this is the best world building I have ever experienced in a book. Hogwarts really feels like a living and breathing place, as does the area surrounding it. The characters in Harry Potter are all interesting and varied, Harry Potter being, in my opinion, the most intriguing. Harry’s best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, also have unique and likeable personalities. There is also a mysterious plot that makes the book even more addictive. Without spoiling anything, the plot will make you wonder what is going on secretly at Hogwarts; it’s a real page turner!
As the first of 7 excellent books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sets itself apart by mainly focusing on world building, and getting to know the characters and environment. And though the books that followed may have been darker and arguably more interesting, the 1st book is purely magical, and, as a 15 year old, I will definitely be rereading it again, and again, oh… and again…