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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
by J. K. Rowling
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 8+
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 880L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
YEAR PUBLISHED: 1998
NO. PAGES: 309
GENRE{S}: Fantasy, Adventure
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Male
SERIES: Harry Potter
SEQUEL: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
AWARD{S}:
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
ISBN: 054506967X
READ & REVIEWED BY: Jen - StorySnoop


The Story
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)—Book Review

Eleven-year-old orphan Harry Potter has spent most of his eleven years living a miserable existence with the Dursleys, his uncaring aunt and uncle, and their treacherous son, Dudley. Harry has always known that he's a bit different from the rest of the family, but on his eleventh birthday, he learns that he is an important part of a magical world that he never knew existed. Much to the Dursleys' dismay, Harry is whisked off to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- a place full of magical adventures and new friends who understand and appreciate him.
The Scoop
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)—Book Review
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The first installment of this enchanting, wildly popular series is perfect material for read-aloud family time. Harry is introduced as a self-reliant boy who has been mistreated by his custodial family for most of his life, including being relegated to a "bedroom" that is actually a tiny cupboard under the staircase. Delivered into the magical world of Hogwarts, Harry is finally able to forge supportive relationships with peers and adults. He does have an adversarial relationship with one of his teachers, Professor Snape, who calls him an "idiot." Harry encounters a few dangerous situations and creatures with fright potential for younger readers -- a monstrous three-headed guard dog, a giant troll, a cloaked figure drinking the blood of a dead unicorn, and a man with two faces who threatens Harry's life.
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