Hello, my dear Bookaholics! I know that most of you know what this article is going to contain, but I guess this is actually the main reason why you clicked on it. So, given this fact, let’s get to business.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first novel in the immensely popular Harry Potter series by British writer J.K. Rowling. It was first published in Britain in 1997 and appeared in the United States the following year under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The book’s imaginative story line about a boy wizard made it an enduring hit with both children and adults.
I should tell you a little something about the plot and all that, but unfortunately I can’t do so without giving you guys “spoilers” or revealing things that are going to be mentioned in the other books. So, at the end of this series of reviews, I will make a huge summary of all seven main books (I’ll talk about the 8th one alone).
For now, I’ll just get to my usual point🙃
1. A reader’s POV on this book:
Oh, dear, how much this book shaped the reader (and even person) that I am now! As a simple reader, you notice how much of a smartass J.K. Rowling is, by seeing how she is able to put together a very twisted plot, more like a puzzle, how she is making you feel everything that her characters feel. And, the most important thing, she is making her fantastic world seem like it is not possible for it not to exist. You feel like Hogwarts is real, so you begin to feel sorry for being born in a “Muggle” family, with no access to wizard-style education. It’s just you and your boring school, and your boring teachers, and your average type of classmates. Nothing as special as you wish it to be. This is the thing I love the most about this book.
2. A writer’s POV on this book:
I must say that J.K. Rowling never fails to amaze me when it comes to writing skills. The world that she managed to create feels so real, that it makes me wonder if she hadn’t gone to the Wizarding World for real and just described what she had seen in there.
What we can “borrow” from her style are the very well used descriptions, not too many words, not too fade words. The plot twists that she uses and how she is building up the tension. How well she is creating the characters, so that they seem very likely to represent usual types of people that you could meet in the everyday life. How she manages to advance the plot just by adding something funny to a situation. And how she is giving children role models with whom they resonate.
She is definitely one of the writers that has influenced me the most, which is why I really look up to her and even to her characters, whether they are older or younger than me. 🙃
Ok, dears! This was all for today! Not my best version, as you can see, but I hope it will be better the next time.
LOL (Lots Of Love), ♡