Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review – Group Buddy Read


About: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a children’s fiction novel written by J.K. Rowling. It was published on 6/26/1997 by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, 320 pages. The genres are fantasy, young adult, magic, adventure, etc. There are 7 books to this series in this order: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The author also wrote an adult contemporary mystery series which I have yet to read.

“Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” p297

bowline2My Experience: This is my second time reading Harry Potter and I read it with a group of Harry Potter fans. Our group name is called HPBloggateers because all of us are bloggers too. There are 6 of us, Stephanie @ TeacherofYA, Tiffany @ Tiff the Book Nerd , Megan @ Bookslayer Reads, Sammi @ One Bookish Girl, Jodie @ For the Novel Lovers, and myself. We are from USA, UK, and Australia. We started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on 2/4/17 and finished it at different days. I finished it on 2/12/17. We scheduled to read 2 chapters a day, but some of us finished early and we’ll not be naming any names, ahem! Megan! Excuse me.. I must have cough a little loud. We have had a lot of fun chatting about books among other things.

“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” p299

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a great read. It’s a better experience for me reading it the second time around and also after seeing the movie. I compare the book to the movie a lot and I’m impressed at how close the movie was to the book and admired how very good the actors were. I love this first book. The world building is awesome and I enjoy when the author introduce each new character and each new scene. The plot and the characters flow smoothly. I enjoy reading the adventures and mysteries. I love the introduction to magic, entering the train station platform 9 and 3/4, walking down Diagon Alley, the sorting hat, and my most favorite of all is Harry Potter discovering his natural talent for riding the broomstick.

“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” p298

I don’t condone kids breaking school rules to sneak around and involve themselves in other people’s business because I am a rule follower. However, reading this book, I realized that students who breaks the rules are ones to have a lot more fun and exposed to a lot more things than those who follow the rules. If Harry Potter didn’t get a detention, he wouldn’t have seen a centaur or a unicorn. Reading this book teach me to loosen on rules a little more and I appreciate the way Dumbledore discipline. He knows everything that goes on, even students breaking rules, and yet, he allows them to try. This book shows us adults another way of parenting/disciplining curious kids. This book definitely deserve multiple readings.





Stephanie Asks: If you could pick any sweet from the cart on the train, what would it be and why?

Tiffany Answers: I would choose the chocolate frogs as my favorite sweet is chocolate and i like the feeling of being able to collect the cards which each sweet you have.

Sammi Asks: Who is your favorite bad guy in the book and why? 

Tiffany Answers: I would have to choose Professor Snape as even though he appears evil at the beginning he is only trying to help harry at times and theres meaning to why hes like he is not like the others. 

I Ask: Did you enjoy the book more rereading it or reading it for the first time and why?

Tiffany Answers: I enjoyed the book rereading it more as its like meeting up with an old friend and jumping into their world all other again and I discover things that I has missed or forgotten every time I venture into it again. This time as I said I was reading the illustrated version so it also felt like I was reading it for the first time again as it had the pictures to enjoy as well. 

Jodie Asks: Who is your favorite character and why?

Tiffany Answers: Hermione is my favorite character as she’s reminds me of myself a lot as we both have very busy and messy hair which is hard to tame and we both are bookworms who like to try their best at school and stay out of trouble if they can. The fact that she also has a select few friends is very similar to myself as well. This is why she’s my favorite character as I connect to her very easily. 

Megan Asks: If you could take one First Year course at Hogwarts, what would you pick? (Defense Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Charms, Potions, Herbology, History of Magic, or Astronomy?)

Tiffany Answers: I would probably either take charms as I find spell work fasinating or Astronomy to be able to learn the different planets and moon cycles ect. 


Pro: magic, plot & characters, adventures, adrenaline rush, page turner, fast paced, couldn’t put down, humor, easy to read, mysteries,

Con: none

I rate it 5 starts!

Grab yourself a copy here: Book Depository

***Disclaimer: Finally reading a book I own!!

How many times have you read Harry Potter?



17 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review – Group Buddy Read

  1. Melissa @ BookNerdMomo says:

    After reading your review I want to reread Harry Potter even more! It’s been so long since I’ve been able to reread the series. I really am going to have to squeeze in a reread at some point this year if I can. Great review as always, Jasmine! I’m glad you enjoyed it even more the second time around. 😁

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