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Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Author: J.K. Rowling Type of the book: fantasy story, especially for children but not only The book was first published in Great Britain in 1997. The Edition I read was published in 2000 Main Topics: The book deals with friendships, dreams, adventures; Setting: The Story take place in England (home of J.K. Rowling), anytime could be possible Maincaracters: Harry Potter: a brave and loveable boy Friends of H.P.: Hermine, Ron and Neville - they support Harry all the time, They are also very brave Hagrid: a giant man (Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts, he is a little bit ...view middle of the document...

He is rescued by a giant of man (hagid).Hagrid tells him the true story how his parents had died.They weren't killed in a car accident as his aunt and uncle have always maintained. Harrys parents were killed by an evil wizard (Voldemort) But Voldemort power was destroyed when he attemted to kill Harry He left his relatives (durleys) and he enrols at Hogwart school of witchcraft and wizadry, he learns to use magic and to play Quichdditch.At Hogwards, Harry makes friends (Hermine, Rom Neville) and enemies as he struggles through his first year. He discovers magic and how to manage with.During the year his magic improve and Harry does a lot of adventures.Harry knows that somebody would steal the Philosophers from Hogwards.The stone is powerful, the one who own's the stone couldn't die.Voldemort is the one who wants to steal the stone and only Harry could stop him.Harry is able to beat Voldemort (Voldemort share the body from Prof. Quirrel) Harry could manage that the stone is still at Hogwarts and Voldemort disappear - but not forever Language: The book wasn't very difficult to read - it's a book for children, very difficult is the "magicslang" e.g. words like broomstick or Muggles….; Personal opinion: The story is always exciting, there are many mystery and magical aspects and situations. The story is full of surprises and jokes and characters are not always as they seem and some opponents suddenly turn into friends. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is the best book I have ever read.I recommend the book to everybody who prefer magic, mystery and fantasy

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