April 17, 2010
Ever wonder how life is for a wizard? Well, in J.K. Rowling’s first book in the Harry Potter series, you can find out.
Harry Potter is an orphan. His aunt and uncle had taken care of him since he was a baby, but they had always treated him cruelly. On Harry’s eleventh birthday, a giant arrives, and tells him he is wizard. Harry cannot believe it, and it turns out his parents were killed by a powerful, evil wizard, rather than killed in a car crash, as told by Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon.
So Harry heads to a wizard school called Hogwarts, where he learns about wizard history, spells and potions. Then, it turns out someone has stolen a precious item called The Sorcerer’s Stone. It gives you immortality and provides you with money. So Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione have to find the Stone. But someone unsuspected has stolen it!
I loved Harry Potter’s story. I think Percy Jackson and the Olympians is better written, probably because it is written from Percy Jackson’s point of view and it sounds more like what a boy would say. But I totally recommend this book to kids and adults everywhere.