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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling

hereistheend's review against another edition

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4.0

guys i finally read it
and it was good.

paralizine's review against another edition

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5.0

2018: read the illustrated edition today because I had nothing to do and I love those editions :)

2016: listened to the audiobook

mobee's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

maxsebastian's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is one of the best modernizations of classic fantasy. Focusing on friendship instead of a hard magic system and immaculately planned world, it somewhat sticks out in the modern fantasy landscape. However, it's prose and the warm feeling of Hogwarts are so reminiscent of Middle Earth, Narnia, and Earthsea. 

Rowling's current political leanings make a few appearances in this work, but for the most part, they are absent. 

Listening to the British version of this story was quite a treat. I loved hearing the differences between this edition and the one I grew up with. 

brandeezee's review

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adventurous emotional lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

mreadsbookssometimes's review

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adventurous hopeful informative mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

hollyberry7's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars

laraa_a's review against another edition

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5.0

update;; reread december 2019 and just love the cosy christmas vibes
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book 1 of re-read done.. LOVED IT. I really forgot how magical reading these books feels wow

marit_'s review against another edition

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5.0

Re-reading like a boss

cr_00's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional inspiring mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5