Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Harry Potter, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.

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age 8+

Based on 65 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 387 reviews

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age 7+

An amazing and tempting story

Harry Potter is a child who survived Lord Voldemort, but his parents didn’t so he was sent to live with his rotten and rude cousin. Lived with his cousin until one day a letter came, his uncle, Vernon snatched it away from Harry but soon more letters came. They had to move to a small rocky island. On their first night Hagrid a man who worked at Hogwarts came and thanks to him Harry was able to read the the letter that told him that he was invited to join the wizardry and witchcraft school. He agreed to attend Hogwarts, where he learned how to be a wizard.

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age 6+

Great book for kids and adults alike. Beautifully written :)

This book is great! Compelling and interesting with characters you will love and root for! The only kind of inappropriate thing is when Hagrid kisses mcgonagall on the cheek because he is drunk. Also, Harry is an orphan and his parents were killed by a dark wizard which might be upsetting to young children. However, it really depends on the child. This book is full of wonder, excitement, and magic. The ending is not obvious from the very beginning like some books, which makes it an exciting page-turner. There are also great role models, loving friends, and a theme that love can conquer all evil. Please read this book! Or read it to your kid! You will not regret it! You’re never too young or old to become a potterhead!

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