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Author; J.K. Rowling
Warning; This book is so awesome. I can go on and on about this book for HOURS. So, please be patient. 😉 Also, I’m just going to review the first book, because the rest of the books have the same amount of violence and drug/alcohol content. And once you read the first book, you don’t need a review of the second one. They are all amazing.
Here’s the overview;
We enter in the first book upon the words I have long since memorized, “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” But they had a secret. Their greatest fear was that someone would discover that they had anything to do with the Potters.
Meanwhile outside, unusual things are happening. Owls flying past in broad daylight, strange people in cloaks, shooting stars down in Kent, and a whisper about the Potters…
That night, Albus Dumbledore comes to the rescue for young Harry Potter and sets him on his Aunt and Uncle’s doorstep with a letter explaining everything. That the rumors are true, the ones about baby Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Explaining his lightning bolt scar.
Nearly ten years later, it’s Dudley’s (his cousin) birthday. They go to the zoo and Dudley soon finds the biggest snake in the house. It is sleeping, though. Harry is left alone beside the snake, and actually talks to it. Dudley pushes him out of the way to see better, and then the glass vanishes!
A while after that incident, Harry gets a letter. But his uncle takes it away from him almost immediately. Soon, letters come for Harry all over the place! In the eggs, in the milk, through the windows. But Uncle Vernon soon loses his temper when a thousand letters come pelting out the fireplace. He takes his family to stay at a hut on a rock in the middle of the sea. It’s terrible.
At midnight on Harry’s birthday, a giant named Rubeus Hagrid comes knocking (over) the door. He tells Harry (almost) everything about him and his parents, and takes him off to buy school supplies. When he goes to find his wand, he waves what seems to be every wand in the shop. But he finds a wand that Mr. Ollivander pronounces, “Curious.” It is curious, Harry finds out, because the phoenix who supplied the feather inside his wand gave another feather. To the person’s wand gave him his scar.
The year starts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with Harry trying to find his classes. He soon learns there is a lot more to magic that waving your wand and saying nonsense words. But he makes friends for the first time; Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. But trouble is brewing. A three-headed dog comes into Harry’s life and what is it guarding? Who is this Professor Snape who almost everyone hates? What will happen to Harry Potter?
Okay, personal review now;
I love these books with all my heart. They are so amazing. But I sort of hate and love J.K. Rowling at the same time, because she created a world that I can’t be a part of. 😦 But they are my staple books, I read them all the time. I’ve read them 12 times back to back, and I’m on the fourth book working on the 13th time.
Sexual Content; none
Violence; reference to violence when Harry, Ron, and Hermione are in the secret chamber getting past jinxes and the person at the end
Drug/Alcohol; reference to alcohol with Hagrid (does not actually describe him being drunk)
I really hope you enjoyed this review!
Yours in writing,