Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Year One– J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter, who survived a killing curse that was performed by Lord Voldemort, was orphaned and given to his neglectful magic hating family, the Dursleys. One day Harry receives a letter from Hogwarts and meets Hagrid, the Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts. Harry befriends Ron and slowly Hermione as well. Harry became the Gryffindor’s Seeker due to an unexpected incident that proved his greatness on the broom as well as catching a ball while on the broom. Together, on Halloween, defeat a Troll that was loose in the dungeons. Someone took control of Harry’s broomstick nearly accosting him his life. Later the trio hears that there is a giant dog hiding something, so they go investigate it. Some research later about Nicholas Flamel, they realize what it is that the school is protecting. The trio got caught sneaking after dark and had to serve detention. Wanting to see what the three headed dog was hiding the trio go. After some trials, Harry meets Professor Quirrell at the end of the maze that was set up to protect the Sorcerer’s Stone. Except it isn’t just Quirrell, Lord Voldemort is a nasty leech off the bald head of the professor. They duel and Voldemort loses. At the end, when the school year is all done and over with, Harry had gained new friends and a drive to go back to Hogwarts to be away from the terrible Dursleys.
I had recently found the entire hard copy set of all the Harry Potter books that were in excellent condition. I wanted to relive the whole journey as well as go down memory lane by rereading from Year One to Year Seven. This was the book series that got me started to wanting to read in the first place. The wonderful adventure of the trio first forming in this book does hint that in the rest of the books that they would be best friends until the end. That is ultimate friendship goals! As an adult reflecting about twelve years since I have read the entire series, I found myself finding little lines and such that I hadn’t noticed before. I relived that spark of passion to read and I was so emotional when I finished the first time, I read this book and wanted to read the rest. I highly recommend to read all the Harry Potter books because the movies don’t do the books justice. This book is for all ages.