Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré This children's fantasy novel is one of my favorite books. It tells the story of a boy, Harry, who finds out that he is a wizard and goes off to the magical school of Hogwarts to learn about wizardry. Once there, he and his best friends Ron and Hermione have an epic adventure trying to protect the sorcerer's stone from the evil wizard Voldemort.This book is fun and easy to read. The characters are very well-developed and realistic. The reader is drawn in by the magical people, places, and things, and the mystery of the sorcerer's stone. The writing is incredibly well-done, with enough detail to make you feel like you're entering Harry Potter's whimsical wizarding world, but it's action-packed enough to satisfy even the most impatient readers.I highly recommend this series, and this book in particular, to all readers!-------------During this read-through I also worked my way through the book information on Pottermore, an online adventure which takes the reader through the world of Harry Potter as they read the book. I enjoyed the bonus information which Rowling provides there, and liked immersing myself in the story even more through the activities and games found there.