I chose the book “HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE” by “J.K. ROWLING” for this year’s FaB challenge. It is the first book in the Harry Potter series, a book that takes us into a world of imagination, with spells, potions, magical games, Dragons, unicorns and many magical creatures. The rich imagery brings the story to life. The book tells about a world where witches and wizards with magical powers live amongst us Muggles.
The story starts with number 4 Private Drive about a boy called Harry Potter, who lives in the cupboard under the stairs of a house owned by Mr and Mrs Dursley with their loverly spoiled son Dudley. After being raised in the miserably unfair home of his uncle Vernon Dursley, Harry practically begins life anew when he discovers that he is a Wizard and he is invited to attend Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. Among Harry’s 1st year Adventures are making new friends (Hagrid, Ron, and Hermione), standing up to the torment of a school bully Draco Malfoy, and becoming the star player on Quidditch team (the favourite sport in the magical world). Hary’s life as a Hogwarts 1st year is more interesting than that of most of his attendees because he is already famous for surviving the attack of evil Lord Voldemort, who tried to kill him as an infant. Everyone in the wizarding world knows more about Harry’s family and his history then he does, so a great deal of the books is about Harry growing into his heritage.
By far the most important happening of Harry’s 1st year is unraveling the mystery of Philosopher’s Stone and coming face to face with Voldemort.
The Philosopher’s Stone has the power to turn things to gold and give immortality to humans. Voldemort, who lost of his powers in the battle with Harry’s parents, is desperate to find the stone and use it for his own evil purposes. He enlists the help of one Hogwarts professor, and in the end, Harry meets both of them hand in hand-to-hand combat. Of course, Harry wins, But Voldemort is not defeated forever…
I liked this book very much. This book is worth reading and very much interesting. I recommend this book to all who are lovers of fantasy stories. My rating to this book is 5 on 5.
Reviewed by Aiswarya Anand