Author: J.K. Rowling
Book: (Harry Potter, #1)
Ok so I was a bit too young to watch the movies so my mom figured that keeping the books out of my hands was a good idea. Admittedly the movies were scary but I was young then. Luckily I found the first three books in the series that my sister had left when she moved out. Yay me! I was so excited I started reading the first immediately and I'm glad I spotted them before my mom got rid of them.
Harry Potter is an orphan who lives with his Aunt and Uncle along with their son Dudley. They are cruel to him and make him live under the stairs (where it seems like there are an indeterminate number of spiders). As his eleventh birthday draws near he begins to get letters which freak his Aunt and Uncle out to the point when his Uncle makes them leave on a trip. Sadly (for the Uncle) they are discovered by Hagrid (love him!) who tells Harry about his parents and where he is going to go to school now.
On the train he meets Ron, Hermione (know it all), and Neville (lost his toad) along with Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle (a not so friendly bunch). When they get to the school Harry is picked as Gryffindor and so is Ron, Hermione and Neville. (great to be among friends right?) Well the more time he spends there the more at home he feels till someone tries to kill him during a Quiddich match. Now he has to get to the Sorcerer's Stone before the man who has been killing unicorns does. To get to the Stone he and his friends have to get through many obstacles and in the end Harry is left alone to face You-Know-Who. (XD couldn't help myself!)
Will he live to make it a second year? Will Gryffindor win the house cup? Or will Voldemort come back?
So you all know the end of the book and probably the whole series. I mean I must be the only one who is just now reading and watching the movies! How pathetic is that? Anyway I really enjoyed reading the book and will probably post a review on the second book too! Hope you enjoyed!
About The Author
Although she writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling,her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.