Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Review

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (also Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) is a magical, fantasy, and fictional novel written by New York Times Bestselling British Author Joanne K. Rowling, popularly known as JK Rowling. It is the first installation of the Harry Potter series. The story is all about a young boy named Harry Potter, who is known to be the only person who survived the killing curse Avada Kedavra that was casted by the evil wizard Lord Voldemort. Together with his two new friends Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, Harry Potter explores the magical world as a first year student of the historic school for young witches and wizards, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As the story goes on, the three protagonists will find out that they have part to play in the downfall of the evil Lord Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was originally published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on June 26, 1997 by Bloomsbury in London, with the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 0-590-35340-3. A US edition was also published by Scholastic Corporation, and was released on September 1998, exclusively in the United States. The book is renamed “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in the US. According to the Potter Mad Website (2012), “it was renamed due to apparent inconsistencies with the American and British understanding of the word "philosopher's" which potentially could damage US sales.” Internationally, the book costs $ 10.99. In the Philippines, however, the book is available in all leading bookstores, and costs Php 375.00 only. With such an affordable price, the readers will be able to enter the magical world of Harry Potter, experience what is like to be a student of Hogwarts, be acquainted with different charms, spells, and curses including different magical creatures, and...
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