Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book in the world-famous Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. There’s a reason these books are so popular—they’re awesome in both the beautiful simplicity of the writing (which is a difficult task on its own) and in the charming adventurous story. The characters are lovable and natural—not perfect by any means, but real.
Harry Potter is an orphan who lives with the awful Dursleys—his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon and their son, Dudley. They treat Harry horribly and are abusively neglectful. During the summer that Harry turns eleven, he finds out that he is a Wizard and has been accepted into Hogwarts, a school for witchcraft and wizardry. He is then whisked away from his old life and enters into a world of magic and wonder.
Soon, he finds out that he is famous. He survived a killing curse cast by an evil wizard known as Voldemort. Instead of killing Harry, the curse bounced back and hit the dark wizard. He has been gone from the public ever sense.
While at Hogwarts, Harry befriends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Together, they uncover a plot, save the school, and have several other minor adventures—and this is just their first year.
The book is great fun for all ages. This is not my first time reading it, of course, but it is still just as engrossing and entertaining.