“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Review

Gabe Rentfrow, MVC Writer

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” is the first book in the seven book series written by J.K. Rowling. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was published on June 26, 1997. Since then there have been 500 million copies of the book bought in the world. 

In the book the main character, Harry Potter, lives in his aunt and uncle’s house after his parents died in a “car crash.” He’s lived with them since he was one year old, and his aunt, uncle, and cousin Dudley treated him horribly. He lives in a cupboard under the stairs and is never given much to eat. One day he starts receiving messages from an unknown person, and his family never lets him read them. Then he finds out things about him that he never knew before. He goes to a special school and goes on many adventures there, and in many of them he almost dies.

The book has been translated into 79 different languages and has been awarded 5 different book awards, “the FCBG Children’s Book Award,” “the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1997 Gold Medal 9-11 years:  “The Overall Winner and Longer Novel Category,” “The Cable Children’s Book Award,” and “The Young Telegraph Paperback of the Year.” 

There have been many popular reviews on the book but some do not like it. 

Joseph Buchanan, 9, said, “I didn’t like it much, it was not that interesting. I didn’t read it ever again.” 

Some other people have enjoyed the book. 

Oliva Evans, 9, said, “it was pretty good I bought the rest of the series.” 

Personally, I loved it. I loved the whole series. I have read it over 50 times. It is a great series.