Is Harry Potter a classic? I don't know. The subject has been debated: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/is-harry-potter-classic-childrens-literature/2011/07/16/gIQA0RS1HI_blog.html
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 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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