Where The Magic All Started | Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

 This is a spoiler-free review.


 Book Title: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.

 Author: J.K. Rowling.

 Series: Harry Potter #1.

 Page Count: 332 Pages (Paperback).

 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic.

 Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars.


When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he’s the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts, a wizarding school brimming with ghosts and enchantments, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers which could be valuable, dangerous – or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


I’ve never written a review for any of the books in the Harry Potter series, so this might all come over as a little bit gushy as Harry Potter is my absolute favourite series of all time. The Philosopher’s Stone is one of my favourite books in the series as it is where all the magic happens for the first time. Philosopher’s Stone is lovely and heart warming and I’ll definitely never get sick of reading it.

I really loved Rowling’s writing in this first book, I felt like it was easy to understand. I also really loved the world building, especially that of the wizarding world. Some of my favourite parts are when we get to explore Diagon Alley and Gringots for the first time. My favourite part of the entire book is probably where Harry finds out that he is a wizard and when Hagrid buys him Hedwig – those moments just make me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

I liked how all the main characters are introduced, but especially Fred and George, they’re just so humorous from the very beginning. I find Harry’s backstory interesting in this first novel and I love how we as the reader get to learn everything about the magical world with him. Another of my favourite moments is definitely when the golden trio actually become friends by knocking out that ugly troll. I have to admit that Hermione is a bit much at the very beginning, but she does grow on you and is still one of my absolute favourite characters.

I will forever love this magical first book in what will forever be my favourite series. Philosopher’s Stone always awakens the nostalgia in me and I absolutely love it.

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  • The magical world building is stunning.
  • The friendships that are formed between all of the characters.
  • The writing style is really easy to get into and makes for a fast-paced read.
  • Harry finding out he’s a wizard.
  • Exploring Diagon Alley for the first time.
  • The sorting ceremony.


  • Obviously not much, I would have loved for it to be longer with more details about all the shops in Diagon Alley, that would be truly magical.


Chamber of Secrets

I’ll absolutely recommend reading this and I’ll definitely recommend that you reread it at least once a year!

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17 thoughts on “Where The Magic All Started | Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

  1. Great review! If there were any books that you’d want to feel like you were reading for the first time, every time, it’s Harry Potter. And isn’t December the perfect time to read a perfectly magical book?

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  2. Harry Potter is my favourite series too so when I saw your review, you can bet i’ve fangirled.
    I wish their was more about the shops and Diagon Alley too, I need to reread it again myself because i’m going to be writing one of my uni essays on it which is in for January.
    I think its the perfect christmassy read too!

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