Rating: ***** (Best of the Best) Suggested Age: 9 (Series should be read in order)
Summary: “Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the “Harry Potter” series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.” (Summary found of Goodreads).
I am a little biased towards this review being Harry Potter is my favorite book series. I have read it MANY times. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a great start to J.K. Rowling’s wonderful seven book series. It is a little slow and my least favorite in the series because there is less action and is shorter than the later books. Though, it is still a five star book to me. The plot line is fabulous. Rowling created a wonderful world full of such imaginative characters, creatures, and of course, magic. I started and finished the series when I was eight (third grade) and I consider that a pretty good age for advanced readers. The vocabulary may be hard for less advanced readers and they may want to wait a few years before they will be ready to read it. Overall a wonderful book recommended to all.