Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book review

By Lucy Sauron, age 10

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What is it about?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first book in a 7 book (and one play) series. It is about a boy called Harry Potter whose parents have died and is living with his Aunt Petunia, his Uncle Vernon and his cousin Dudley Dursley. Harry is always teased at school for his messy hair and round glasses that have been Sellotaped together from all the times Dudley has punched Harry in the face. He was only one when he was deposited onto the Dursleys’ doorstep and lives there in a completely normal life until he is 10. Then the letters start to come…


I rated this book 5 stars because it is a wonderful book with the perfect amount of tension, excitement and detailed descriptions. JK Rowling has put so much expression into her writing and it makes you dream about being at Hogwarts yourself.

Who I think would like this book
I think people who love magic, friendship and daring adventures would like this book because you never really know what JK Rowling has up her sleeves ready for the next right moment.

The North Yorkshire digital library currently has UNLIMITED copies of the first Harry Potter book available to borrow both in ebook and audiobook format, completely free. You can use the Libby app or click below to read or listen from your computer or browser.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter ‘H’.Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive.

The Harry Potter series (in order)
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
8. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (play/playscript)

North Yorkshire Libraries

See search results for “Harry Potter” in the North Yorkshire Libraries digital collection.

If you liked this book then you might like:

The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy
1. The Worst Witch
2. The Worst Witch Strikes Again
3. A Bad Spell for The Worst Witch
4. The Worst Witch All At Sea
5. The Worst Witch Saves The Day
6. The Worst Witch To The Rescue
7. The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star
8. First Prize for The Worst Witch

The Percy Jackson series
1. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
2. Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
3. Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse
4. Percy Jackson: The Battle of the Labyrinth
5. Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian

North Yorkshire Libraries

See search results for “percy jackson” in the North Yorkshire Libraries digital collection.

Gobbolino The Witch’s Cat

By Lucy Sauron

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