Retro Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is getting a new cover and being re-released.  I thought I would write a retro review to honor the new cover art.  
Harry has no clue he is a wizard.  All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his Aunt and Uncle.  The Dursleys make Harry feel unwanted.  They make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs.  Then just before he turns 11, he receives an invitation inviting him to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  When Harry arrives he discovers he is no ordinary wizard, and he has a destiny to fulfill.   Harry will make friends and enemies and confront the evil Lord Voldemort, the evil wizard who killed his parents. 
This book is and remains one of my all time favorites.  Rowling writes authentic characters and mixes the mystery, adventure and magic all together in a perfect way.  15 years after its first publication, this book still touches the hearts of readers.  I strongly encourage you to read it with your children and share the text as it originally appeared.  Relive Harry’s first year as it was in the book before the movie and share it.  Share this book with a child who is ready for it, so they can experience Harry’s adventures for the first time.