Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre/Themes/Demo: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Release Date: June 26th 1997
Page Count: 223
Format: Audiobook via Overdrive
Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason … HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!
Guys. The last time I read this book was almost 20 years ago. 20 YEARS AGO. I’m officially old and sad. I have finally decided to do a proper re-read of this series after failing to stick to my goals in the past. This time, I’ll be reading this classic series in audiobook format. I mean, it was 20 years ago now, so my memory of this book has gone down the drain, but I didn’t realize how different it was from the film until now. It definitely had its similarities, but there were so many differences as well. Also, the writing style…can’t say I love it…but thinking back about reading this as an eight year old, I can definitely see the appeal. I feel like these books and their writing style grow as the books go on…kind of like our main character or like myself the reader. I’m super excited to continue on to The Chamber of Secrets once it’s available from the library! Stay tuned!
About The Author
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