March 10, 2007
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Young Adult Fiction
Finished on 3/1/07
Rating: 4/5 (Very good)
I can’t imagine there’s anyone who hasn’t heard of the Harry Potter series, even if they’ve been living under a rock for the past decade. The media attention has been far too wide-spread for even those individuals wishing to escape the news to miss out on the excitement centered around Harry, Hogwarts and the magical world of wizards. So there’s really no need to summarize the story, is there?
This was my second reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and it was just as entertaining, if not more so, than the first time around nearly eight years ago. I was a little concerned that I'd be bored with the all-too-familiar story, but enough time had passed and I'd forgotten quite a few of the details.
With the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (on July 21st), I hope to re-read all the books in this series. Well, with the exception of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Those will be first-reads since I never got around to them when they were first published. I just lost interest, but now I'm excited to revisit Harry and his pals at Hogwarts. Nice to know I'm off to a good start!