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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; Let the Magic Begin! | Book Review

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling
Date: 1997 Pages: 276
Category: Youth/Adventure/Fiction

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in mey freshman year of high school. The friend whose book I bought at that time didn’t like it very much, so he wanted to read it immediately and not give it away. I didn’t get a chance to read it properly. After that, I wanted to buy the Harry Potter book series for years, but I couldn’t. Fortunately, the entire series is now avaiable in both English and Turkish editions. I started writing on role-playing game sites at the age of 13 to be closer to Harry Potter. Frankly, it wasn’t hard for me to wait for my Hogwarts letter. I even created a small Hogwwarts for myself. With Harry Potter, I realized both my love for writing and my love for Harry. From that day on, both Harry Potter and my love of writing became as important as breathing to me.

While Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy, his life changes with a letter brought by an owl. Although he did not apply, he was accepted into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here, he takes interesting lessons from each other, and runs from adventure to adventure with his two friends. Thanks to what he has learned by living, he becomes a skilled wizard at a young age.

When Harry was one year old, his parents were killed by Lord Voldemort, the Dark Lord of his time, and he was orphaned. Harry on the other hand, survived with a samll, lightning-shaped scar on his forehead at that age. That’s when Voldemort came to an end. Later, Harry is rescued by Hagrid from his ruined house in Godric’s Hallow. Arriving with Dumbledore and McGonagall, Harry is given to his unenchanted muggle aunt and uncle, who live on Privet Drive, as he has no other known relatives. Harry’s life, whose name will be known all over the world at the age of one, will never be same when he turns 11, ten years later.

Harry lived in the cupboard under the stairs without knowing anything about magic until he was 11 years old after that particular incident. Although he is the son of the greatest wizard and witch of his time, he is unaware of where he came from. On the contrary, it has grown by being ignored. On the night of his 11th birthday, Hagrid begins to learn everything and progress slowly but surely with the letter he delivered with his own allies. He goes to Hogwarts, gains two friends that will last for years in his first year, and is elected to the Gryffindor house with his friends. Although it is only his first year, events do not leave Harry behind, he tries to find the Philosopher’s Stone. First grade Harry becomes a braver and better kid after all he’s been through.

”But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became friends. There are some incidents that lead to friendships, and that’s what hurting a four-meter-tall troll.”

If you haven’t read it yet, you will encounter a much more detailed explanation when you read it. Also, Harry Potter is not a children’s book. Okay, most of us were the same age and kids as Harry when his first book came out, but we grew up with his other books. We grew up with Harry. So please, don’t have the silly thought that Harry Potter is a children’s book.

I don’t want to end my article without saying the following. I’ve watched all the Harry Potter movies at least three times. Each time it is noticed that the books are completely different from the movie. The books are much better and describe the events in detail. Unfortunately, this is not the case in movies. Still, on a separate not, Chris Columbus did a good job in his movie too. The plot is the same, only the times and places are shown differently. I suggest you start the series by reading the books first.

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