Sunday, February 22, 2015

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowlings Review

Is Harry Potter a classic?  I don't know.  The subject has been debated:

I'm going with yes, based on its influence as the most successful children's series of all time.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, # 1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What insight can be shared about a book with over forty-five thousand reviews? Probably nothing that hasn't been said before, so I will keep this one short. This first installment of Harry Potter is good kid's fiction. I read it with my own two kids, and they loved it. As for my own enjoyment, I liked it, but the writing isn't stellar. This is one of the few situations that I think that the movie is, probably, better than the book.

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1 comment:

  1. Update: We watched the movie. The movie was very closely aligned with the book, and I thought it was better than the book. My kids, however, did not. Their criticisms of the movie were all related to how the movie deviated from the book in small ways.
    Evidently, the less you like a book, the easier it is to be pleased by the movie.