Harry Potter: Book 1 and Book 2

In the past, my parents put a restriction on reading Harry Potter, mostly because the books get a little darker later on. I am now allowed to read it, however, and am very pleased to present my review of book 1 and 2.

In The Sorcerer’s Stone, the adventure begins and introduces our protagonist. While not as big as his relatives, the Dursleys, Harry has something else to define him: he has wizard blood running through his veins. With the mysterious appearance of a man who calls himself Hagrid, Harry’s life turns from normal to anything but. He is swept to the magical academy of Hogwarts and soon Harry meets Ron and Hermione, his soon-to-be lifelong friends, and begins a new adventure that will last him a life-time – and perhaps just save the school as well.

The Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the magical world of the Harry Potter series. After returning home to the Dursleys for summer vacation, Harry finds that he is being chased by a house-elf named Dobby that begs him not to go back to Hogwarts. After being rescued from his relatives by the Weasley twins, Harry finds himself hurtling back towards Hogwarts eagerly, unaware that something mysterious is brewing among the school walls. With students turning up petrified in the halls and gaining peculiar powers, Harry Potter is in for another thrilling adventure.

Ok, so I honestly expected these books to be scarier when I read them. Now, though, I’m finding I really like the series and want to continue reading more. Stay tuned for my review of another great read this Monday.

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3 Responses to Harry Potter: Book 1 and Book 2

  1. Happy to hear you’re enjoying them! The first Harry Potter book was released when I was in sixth grade, so I grew up alongside Harry. The interesting thing about the books is the progression of Harry’s age in relation to the maturation of the content. Rowling doesn’t water down the content as Harry ages; there’s no glossing over heavier themes or darker elements for the sake of young readers in later books. I hope you enjoy the remaining five as much as you did the first two.

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