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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
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Jun 29, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens, fantasy, fiction, read-2005, read-2003, read-2015
Read in June, 2015 — I own a copy , read count: 4

This, the first Harry Potter book, has a plot a bit like Cinderella meets Mallory Towers, with a touch of the Wizard of Oz and a hint of The Hobbit. Harry, brought up by his ghastly relatives, gets the surprise of his life on his 11th birthday. He goes to Hogwarts school and makes new friends.

Thus begins an exciting - and ongoing - school story, with Harry and his new friends attempting to learn to harness and use their gifts, making plenty of choices, and thwarting evil.

Well-written, humorous in places, interesting characters, and and a thrilling ending. Excellent.

Even better on re-reading for the fourth time! Recommended to anyone over the age of about eight.

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