Harry Potter

Jamie Brown, Guest Contributer • jlbrown17@ehc.edu

Harry Potter: ordinary muggle, or outstanding wizard? Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and Dudley, their son, would have opted for less than ordinary muggle, but the letter soon arrived on their doorstep affirming their worst nightmare, Harry had been chosen to attend Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and wizard.

Harry learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards.

There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is one of the most well-written works of art to this day.

Written by J.K. Rowling, published on June 26, 1997, and published by Bloomsbury. The first book in the seven-part series, contained 304 pages. The average price for the book now is around $9.00 if bought brand-new. The Potter craze soon caught on and people were waiting in line for the next book in the series to come out.

J.K. Rowling struggled to make ends meet as a single mom, before the first installment of the series came out. It was an international success and she has gained much fame over the series.

As an avid reader, I was skeptical of Harry Potter, because it is not in the genre I typically read. I happened to stumble upon the first six books of the series for $6.00 total and I could not pass that up.

After sitting on my bookshelf for a few weeks, I was on school break and bored one day and thought, why not? I will at least try it out. I picked the first book up on Christmas Eve, and here it is only the middle of January and I have read the first 5, totaling over 3,000 pages of reading done and only a book and a half to go now.

I highly recommend checking the series out, even if it doesn’t seem like the kind of book you would like. Try escaping reality for a few moments of time to live another life.

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