Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone❮Read❯ ➲ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Author J.K. Rowling – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Harry Potter's life is miserable His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs But his fortune changes when he receives a let Harry Potter's life and the ePUB ↠ is miserable His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself he's a wizard A Harry Potter PDF \ mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and WizardryAfter a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers Harry finally feels like a normal kid But even within the Wizarding community he is special He is the boy who Potter and the Epub Ú lived the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world only to vanish after failing to kill HarryThough Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life not everything is perfect There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands But doing so will bring him into contact with forces terrifying than he ever could have imaginedFull of sympathetic characters wildly imaginative situations and countless exciting details the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high stakes adventures to come. Stuck at home? Got some time on your hands? Want to start a long series? But you don't want a dud?Check out this booktube video all about which series are worth your time and which ones aren't Here's the Written Review Can you hear me screaming?As expected the illustrations brought this book to a whole new level I legitimately want to buy another copy solely to take it apart and frame itEach page is just bursting with new life Honestly how could you  not love such beautiful images?Hogwarts Hogwarts Hoggy Hoggy warty wartsI think at this point everyone and their great great grandmother has heard of this bookHarry Potter orphaned before he was one was sent to live with his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon He was always a bit of an odd child  much to his family's dismayThings just  happened around him Like when he was running from bullies and jumped to the school roof Or when he got an atrocious haircut courtesy of Aunt Petunia and all of his hair grew back in a single nightOn his eleventh birthday a letter comes to him and a whole new world opens in front of his eyesIn short I LOVED THIS ONE I thought I loved the Harry Potter books when I first read them but when I bought the illustrated versionwell that love instantly uadrupledThe fully illustrated Philosopher's Stone still has all the wonder and amazement as the boy turned wizard embarks on a harrowing 7 book adventure and the illustrations bring a whole new dimensionSeriously I can't emphasize enough how much I love this book Just look at these images they're magnificentAhh Just look at sad tiny Harry Don't worry kid life will get betterNot only are these full color high uality images but there are so  many of themOften illustrated books have a picture here or there but not HP There's pages and pages of pictures like this and often the pages without full sized images will have a small illustrations here and there between the large onesWords cannot express how highly I recommend this one If you haven't read HP recentlyI strongly urge you to check out this bookYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads I'm going to keep this brief since there isn't much to say that hasn't already been said clears throatI think the reason I waited so long to read this series is because I just couldn't imagine myself enjoying reading about an eleven year old boy and his adventures at a school of wizardry I thought it would be too juvenile for my taste I was wrong of courseI can honestly say that I loved every minute of this It's a spectacular little romp with funny courageous and endearing characters that you can't help but loveIt has talking chess pieces singing hats a giant three headed dog named Fluffy a hilarious giant with a dragon fetish a master wizard that's just a little bit crazy mail carrier owls goblins running a bank unicorns centaurs trolls and probably much that I'm forgetting And then there's the lead characters Hermione the young scholar who starts out prim and up tight but soon becomes a true friend; Ron the boy who has little money but who has an abundance of family and loyalty to his friends to make up for it; and then there's Harry the boy who starts out sleeping in a closet and ends up being a hero Harry is kind to those that deserve it fearless when it counts the most and wonderfully intelligent What's not to love? In regards to the ending view spoilerI feel silly saying this about a middle grade novel but I didn't suspect uirrell a bit If there were hints that he was the true culprit and not Snape I obviously missed them hide spoiler My original review was a comparison of sorts between Harry Potter and Twilight However this is stupid as the two are incomparable Honestly its not even worth discussing Its not just that Twilight doesn't come close it is the fact that Harry Potter transcends other similar works Its peerless To uote Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction It ain't the same fuckin' ballpark it ain't the same league it ain't even the same fuckin' sport There was a day when I thought I needed to defend Harry Potter in the midst of the now dead Twilight craze and you can see that below in what was my original review It is a testament to the power of this series that while various other franchises Twilight Hunger Games have surged into popularity and then faded Harry Potter remains unwaveringly strong after nineteen years It is clear readers hold just as much admiration for these books as they always have Time has not dimmed thatI will one day write an essay about what these books mean to me Eternal this is the one that started it all Original review circa 2010 A note in regard to the on going Potter vs Twilight debate Go ahed tell me Twilight is better Tell me that James is scarier than Voldemort That the Cullens are a better family than the Weasly's That Edward is cooler than Harry and Bella is smarter than Hermione Tell me that Stephenie Meyer is talented than JK Rowling Go ahead I dare you Those who think the topic of Harry Potter or Twilight is worth debating and arguing over are utterly stupid uite frankly this book is amazing One of my first jobs was at a bookstore When I was a kid my Mom would take me to the mall and I would spend tons of time hanging out at Waldenbooks who here remembers Waldenbooks? Right when I became legally old enough to work I went in and submitted my application and a few weeks later I was selling literature to the massesWhy do I tell you this story on this review you ask? Well at the time young adultteen literature consisted mainly of RL Stein Christopher Pike Beverly Cleary Judy Blume and a few other classic Newberry Award winners but certainly we did not have a YA section to the extent you see it todayTowards the end of my tenure at Waldenbooks as Oprah's book club was hitting its stride and Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus was in its bazzilionth week on the New York Times best seller list a book display arrived featuring a buzzy new title about a certain boy wizard I remember the display at the front of the store and selling a few copies but I didn't realize what it would becomeA few years later early 2000s I had kinda gotten out of the loop on what was big in books I had just finished college which had taken up most of my free reading time A friend of mine named Bronco yup real name not a nickname who also was the Best Man at my wedding had a copy of this book on his coffee table Holy cow Here is that same book we were selling at Waldenbooks about 5 years before what was he doing with it?Well he said it was good so I borrowed it I uickly plowed through the first 4 books and then got the pleasure of joining the world in waiting for the release of Order of the Phoenix And I noticed when I went to the bookstore the YA section and selection was not so small any I truly believe it was Harry Potter that opened the door to get young adults and even adults of course reading and authors interested in writing for that genre Rereading for the 3rd time for the group readOnce upon a time there was a 10th grader named Khanh who didn't get along with people very well She wasn't an outcast in school and all the bullying and teasing stopped with the commencement of high school but she had always been a bookworm and has generally preferred the company of her own thoughtsLunchtime had always been dedicated not to eating but to sitting in the library browsing through booksNot to worry she got her nutrition in 5th period in the form of a giant 6 inch MM studded cookie and a package of Sour Patch Kids andor a package of Reese's Pieces Ah the effortless metabolism of youthOne day there were shiny new books on her school library's New Releases shelf Harry Potter books 1 through 3 She had heard of the books before of course since they were a constant presence on the NYT bestsellers list but she had always avoided them thinking of them as children's novelsAt the grand age of 14 surely she was too old for a little kid's fantasy novel She had read the Outlander series earlier that year after all And it had sex in it SEX She didn't really uite understand everything in the book but the point is she had read them Surely at 14 Khanh was ready for mature novelsAnd that did not include Harry Potter Harry Potter is 11 Khanh is 14 There is a vast difference in their ages Khanh was a teenager dammitBut the Harry Potter books were new Brand new They were shiny they had never been touched by another reader And Khanh was temptedShe picked up the first book in the series Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneThe endOr rather the beginning I'm on page 27 I can already tell this is going to be a big hit someday Everyone take note of this author He's going places Couldn't find him on Twitter though Wanted to tell him how great I thought page 23 was I will never ever rate this lower than 5 stars BEAUTIFUL There are no words to do this book justice This is a disgrace to all pure bloods My head looked uite dashing on that strange professor's head If only I could have extended my stay Harry Potter This is not over yet I've FINALLY read a Harry Potter bookWatch my review here