Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Re-Read)


veronica | This isn’t my first time nor my last time reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but it has been a few years since the last time I’ve picked it up. JK Rowling created one of the most fantastical world’s with Harry, a world I will keep coming back to time and time again.

At its core, it’s a simple story of right and wrong. But to read it and know it the way Rowling meant it to come across is a thing of beauty. There will always be novels and series that speak to a generation and this is one of them.

We, like Harry, are introduced into the Wizarding world like never before. Imagine learning that you’re not an unwanted family member but an infamous wizard from the moment your parents were murdered. Rowling has an uncanny ability to not only carefully craft such an amazing story but the Wizarding world and it’s cast of characters are so well thought out, nary a character is there just to move the plot point.

Even though I’m familiar with the entire series, following along Harry, Ron and Hermione as they go through their first year at Hogwarts is still refreshing and fun. A classic almost the moment it hit the stores, this series will always remain a favourite.


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june 30, 1997