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Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, privet drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."

The irony in the above statement is beyond words.

This is a story about a young boy who lives with the Dursleys in the cupboard under the stairs and has no idea that his life is going to be changed forever on his 11th birthday. And that he might not be a perfectly normal member of the perfectly normal family after all.


This is a story about the boy who lived.

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone book cover

Harry lives with his aunt, uncle and their obnoxious child, Dudley, in Privet Drive.

They have made his life miserable.

On his 11th birthday, however, a distant relative comes to rescue him.

What he says next, changes Harry's life forever.


Soon we are introduced to Hogwarts— the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

It's a place full of secrets.

Harry makes some friends and together they learn about this magical world.

While they're busy exploring Hogwarts and magic, someone is trying to steal the philosopher's stone.

If the stone goes to the wrong hands, it'll end up destroying the peaceful magical world.

Harry soon finds himself in the midst of rescuing the stone.

But the enemy is too powerful.

How is this 11 year old gonna defeat this enemy and rescue the stone?

You'll have to find out in this first installment of the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

Although initially intended for children, this book can be/is read by anyone of any age.

This book has magic and muggles (you'll find out what this word means), wizards and witches, friendships and fearless adventures.


If you see yourself enjoying any of these elements, definitely give this book a try!


If you are planning on buying the book,

Get your book here! : )



Genre: Fantasy

Author: J. K. Rowling

Originally published: 26th June,1997

Sequel: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets



Click here to read my Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book review!


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