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Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – there really is no other book series like it, nor will there ever be. I first read this book years ago, not too long after it was published in the US. This is my first time re-reading the book, and I am super excited to be reading it for the Harry Potter Winter Re-Read/Readalong that Sheila from Book Journey is hosting. (You can click here for my sign-up post and more info – there’s still time to sign up!)
When I first started reading it, it felt like I was reading it for the first time. I got really excited when Harry’s letters from Hogwarts started arriving. I got goosebumps at the first mention of Dumbledore. I loved our first glimpses of Hermione’s smarter-than-you attitude. I fell in love with the book all over again! I was swept up in the magic of it all and still find myself wishing I was getting my own letter from Hogwarts. I am reading the second book now and just having a wonderful time. This series is truly timeless.