Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Author: J. K. Rowling
Page Count/Review Word Count: 224
This is the first book in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and whilst it is pretty good, it’s also one of the weakest. It’s more obviously a children’s book than other books in the series, but it does establish the story and set the tone in a way that few openers ever manage.
I won’t go into the plot, because I don’t want to ruin it and I feel like most people already know it, but basically we get to watch Harry grow up into a young wizard and get spirited away to Hogwarts. Rowling’s approach to magic is magical in itself, and if you start at the beginning and stick with the series, like I recommend, then this is the book that will introduce you to it, slowly but surely and at a pace that it’s easy for you to keep up with.
This is just the sort of book that everyone should read at one point or another, a true modern day classic. So if you haven’t read it yet then what are you waiting for? Get out there, grab yourself a copy, read it and come back and leave me a comment.