#ThrowbackThursday | #BookReview | HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE by J K Rowling @jk_rowling | #TBT

Welcome to our #ThrowbackThursday part of the blog, where we share old reviews from the archives.

Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, May 28th 2016!

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Source of original review is found here

Hope you enjoy!



Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come


Book Review – Harry Potter and the Philosoper’s Stone. Book 1 in the Harry Potter series.

I first read Harry Potter 3 years ago. I watched all the movies and by the end I was so desperate to read the books that one of my friends kindly gifted the series to me and I got stuck in straight away.

It’s not often I re read a book. I enjoy lots that I think “I will re read that at some point” but I have so many books waiting to be read that I do not normally get around to it. However this was different. One of my close friends who has read the Harry Potter series several times already said she was going to re read and I jumped straight in with “lets do it together”!

“Strange how short sighted being invisible can make you”

I honestly forgot how good these books are. I found it was so easy to read and instantly gets you hooked. You just need to know what happens next.

I found this book is very much written for the age group it is aimed for but still very enjoyable for adults.

If you haven’t read Harry Potter yet now is as good a time as any – go get stuck in.


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