ReRead Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Posted May 11, 2015 by Wendy in Reread, Reviews / 3 Comments

ReRead Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #1
Published by Scholastic on June 26, 1997
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Friendship
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
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Orphan Harry Potter is miserable in an under-stairs closet. Dursleys - his witch mother's sister, husband, Dudley - held no birthday party for Harry in 11 years. Owls fly notices to attend Hogwarts School. Giant Hagrid brings birthday cake. Wizard Harry flies on broom, hides under Cloak of Invisibility, sneaks past 3-headed dog with friends Hermione and Ron. A great destiny awaits if Harry can survive.


Re-Read Challenge

For my reread reviews for the Re-Read Challenge, I’ll be adopting Kelly’s reread review format!

When I First Read: Oh geez, I don’t even know. Elementary school? 5th grade? I can’t remember, but I know that I was swept up in it and would reread the books before the newest came out (so yes, I’ve reread Sorcerer’s Stone like a gazillion times).

What I Remember: Glorious, amazing world that I wanted to live in! Wanted… pfft, still do!

Why I Wanted to Reread: This series has been such a big part of my life! I love all the characters and I hadn’t reread in ages and knew this challenge would be great to go back and revisit one of my greatest loves! 🙂

How I Felt After Rereading: So when I first cracked it open, I was so excited! I smelled the pages and went “it smells like my childhood!” (I’m not crazy, I swear) It was like greeting an old friend. And afterward, I just felt so happy! I loved seeing everyone and everything when things weren’t that bad. And it left me eager to delve into the next!

Would You Read Again? Umm hell yeah!

Tell me your thoughts on the first Harry Potter! How old were you when you first discovered the series??



3 responses to “ReRead Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

  1. I saw the first movie before I read any of the Harry Potter books. My dad actually tried to get me to read them earlier, but I told him they looked boring. Considering my username on everything is “hmweasley” now, that’s kind of become a funny joke to people who know me. I was eight when the first movie came out, and I immediately asked for the books afterward.

    It’s been several years now though since I actually re-read them. I’ve been re-watching the movies recently and just watched Goblet of Fire not too long ago. It’s really reminding me how badly I’m in need of a re-read. I should make it a priority this summer, but I feel like I’ve already made too many other things priorities this summer…

  2. I started reading this to my son last week and it made me so happy to share it with him. It’s also my 1st time rereading this series since I originally read it back in the early 2000’s. I love rediscovering little details that I forgot, and I have to say, it’s standing up to the test of time bc I still LOVE it 🙂

  3. I felt the SAME way when I reread it last year for the first time in awhile! It felt familiar, like an old friend, like I was home. It was the most wonderful, indescribable feeling! And isn’t it funny to notice dialogue in the book that made it into the movie! Sometimes a different character but still. Gosh I love Harry Potter so much, always will. I used to reread before each new book too!! I remember the day I found it in Barnes and Noble, I thought the wizard sneaking around was kind of goofy but it sounded cool! Lol! I reread CoS and PoA this year… might need to move on to Goblet soon 🙂 Awesome review!