Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and his magical world, is what introduced me first to the fantasy genre. When I first came across this first book of the series, the creative genius of it struck me with awe. J.K. Rowlings has created a whole world of magic, a world like our own, but more interesting with witches, wizards, spells, potions, magical beasts, etc. And also, there are their schools, offices, ministries, banks, and money – all the ordinary things of the “real world”. It was so marvelously done that it was a sheer pleasure living in that world with Harry and his friends.

This first book is the introductory one of the series, and it also marks the first of many adventures of Harry Potter. We meet all the most important and continuous characters of the series here. Professor Dumbledore is my favourite, except for the trio – Harry, Ron, and Hermione, so it was a pleasure meeting him again after a long absence. 🙂

The book also revived some funny memories. I remember scaring some of my very younger cousins with all these magical stories and spells, threatening to make them disappear if they do not obey me. 🙂 🙂 Now they are older and know better :), we have a good laugh over it. And happily, they are Harry Potter fans too!

It is with pleasure that I return to this series to meet my old magical friends again. Looking forward to their next adventures in their fight against evil.

Rating: 4/5

About the author

Piyangie Jay Ediriwickrema is an Attorney-at-Law by profession. Her devotion to literature has taken shape in reading and reviewing books of various genres set in different periods of time. She dabs at a little poetry and fiction of her own and hopes to share her work with the readers in the future.

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