|By:||J. K. Rowling|
252 pointsI've Read It I Want To Read It
Users who've read this book...
Users planning to read this book...
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter—the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a giant man named Hagrid. Hagrid explains Harry's history to him: When he was a baby, the Dark wizard,...
-- Read more at Amazon
Create an account or login to one you already have to add a review!
Jan 7th, 2019
This is a great book for it's age group but someone needs to knock it down a peg or two on account to the plot being derivative. J.K. Rowling has picked a few chapters out of The Worst Witch and The Secret of Platform 13 and that annoys me. But there is a horde of fans who will compare this book to Pilgrim's Progress. J.K. Rowling's strong suit is her use of dialog though and the net result works for pre-teens.
Feb 12th, 2018
Read the entire series to my boys---together and individually. Daughter was sadly not interested.
Jan 4th, 2018
Aug 27th, 2017
A true young adult classic. Such a fun read and is a book that can be read over and over again.
Jul 14th, 2017
Apr 30th, 2017
Mar 13th, 2017
Jan 12th, 2017
Everyone should try this.
Jun 1st, 2016
i love the harry potter series! they are extremely fun!
Feb 7th, 2016
Jan 28th, 2016
Jun 23rd, 2015
It's Harry Potter... What else it there to say? Gorgeous, brilliant book and an equally good series (if not better).
Mar 10th, 2015
Jan 21st, 2015
Dec 12th, 2014
This series is very well thought out. A masterpiece!
Nov 26th, 2014
This series is far more than children's literature. It is a fantasy for every age.
Jul 27th, 2014
Jul 25th, 2014
A magical story that propulse you in another universe!
Jul 9th, 2014
I enjoyed it a lot, funny and meaningful.
Jun 25th, 2014
May 26th, 2014
This book is such a lovely book to read. I would recommend it to anyone! It's such a good book to read.
May 15th, 2014
May 9th, 2014
Mar 20th, 2014
Mar 18th, 2014
Mar 2nd, 2014
Feb 27th, 2014
Colorful world beautifully created on the pages. Leisurely read to help the mind relax.
Dec 17th, 2013
Nov 17th, 2013
Good books which get better as they go on.
Nov 6th, 2013
Sep 15th, 2013
My childhood...My favorite series of books...
Sep 2nd, 2013
a brilliant story. it's so accessible, and has elements of everything. the books allow you, as the reader, to learn and grow with the characters, and i got sucked so deeply into the storyline, that i would rarely leave my room except to use the bathroom. so much better than the movies.
Aug 21st, 2013
Aug 11th, 2013
Aug 5th, 2013
Jul 31st, 2013
Jul 21st, 2013
Read the book before the film. The film miss so much important events and factors for dramatic effects, if you read the book first you will be a Potter fan for life. The first book is nice and short, an in depth introduction into Harry Potter, this book is the pathway into the depth and excitement of Hogwarts and a life of magic. Read it! You won't regret it.
Jul 3rd, 2013
A fabulous beginning to a magical series. The characters tug your emotions in every direction. While the climax is not as action packed and exciting as the later books in the series, the characters are well established and the storyline is well set up to captivate you for a marvellous seven year journey.
Jun 5th, 2013
This book is a masterpiece of children's fiction. It gave me a sense of escapism and strengthened my bond with Harry Potter (I feel connected to it because if it were real, the First Task from GoF would have been taking place the very moment I was born). Rowling has managed to capture childhood fantasy and games in a single novel, and for that, I thank her.
Mar 22nd, 2013
Nostalgic to say the least
Mar 13th, 2013
Built my childhood with magic and rebellious curiosity.
Mar 1st, 2013
The beginning of one of the most epic and fantastical series ever published - what else is there to say?
Feb 25th, 2013
Feb 15th, 2013
This book is obviously a classic for any Harry Potter fan out there. Though it is not the best book out of the series and though it is very much a kid's book, the story itself is still one that can appeal to readers of all ages.
Feb 3rd, 2013
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone appears on these lists...
4th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
22nd on The Big Read by BBC