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
In the novel ‘In the orchard’, the swallows a stirring novella by Peter Hobbs is a pristine example. In this novel a nameless person is love with the daughter of the wealthiest man (most powerful person) in the village for this he is taken away into a cold and brutal prison where he is chained to crowded wall with no access to fresh air and sanitation.
A quote of the novel : “love must be shared or else it is just madness”
CHARACTERS OF THIS NOVEL : A NAMELESS PERSON(main hero) ,SABA(his lover), ABBAS(his life saver also who he tell his story) ALIFA(abbas daughter) and more sub characters.
Best part I like : both of them first meeting market and meeting each together in a wedding function
I like this book very much. I recommend this book to all of you especially who loves adventures and romantic story.
Reviewed by Aparna V. S.
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” -Bram Stoker
I chose Dracula by Bram Stoker as my FAB book. The main character of this book, Jonathan Harker, a young London laywer, travels to Transylvania to help a rich nobleman, Count Dracula, purchase an estate in England. But soon he realises that he was a prisoner in Dracula’s castle. He somehow manages to escape. Dracula is planning to immigrate to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse. This book also tells us about the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman, led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. You want to know the story??? Read this book. I don’t wanna spoil all the fun.
It is a wonderful thriller. I recommend this book to all. My rating to this book is 5 on 5.
Reviewed by Suryasree
I chose the book shopaholic to the stars written by Sophie Kinsella for this year’s fab challenge. Shopaholic to the stars is a book that tells about the shopaholic Becky Brandon, who had newly moved to Los Angeles with her husband Luke and her daughter Minnie. Her desire was to become a celebrity stylist. She got a chance of styling an A-list star who is a client of Luke. Does she really like that job or not? To know more about the story read this book written by Sophie Kinsella. This is one of the best books in the series. The book is worth reading and very interesting. I rate this book 4/5.
Reviewed Christeena Jacob