“This is the first book in the Harry Potter series. It is about a young boy who discovers he is a wizard and attends Hogwarts a school for wizards. He has to discover his new life as well as face Voldemort a dark wizard who is out for him. Good for grades 4 and up. ”Brandy DeRose wrote this review 16 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Summary: Harry learns that he is a wizard, and is taken from his muggle home with his abusive aunt. uncle, and cousin to attend school in the wizarding world. There he makes his first friends, learns about who he is and where he came from, and that even in this new "paradise," all is not well.
Review: This is one of my favorite books, and one that I constantly return to. As I've grown, I've noticed significant details, and new themes that arise. This can be used as a novel to explore the theme of good vs. evil, or to connect in some way to students' lives through relatable characters.
Connections: Theme of good vs. evil in a number of genres and texts, including fairy tales like Cinderella or novels such as Heart of Darkness or Lord of the Rings.
Quote: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ”
“This book is about a young boy named Harry who discovers that he has powers. He goes to school at Hogwarts and finds out that there is an evil wizard after him. Harry and his friends have to put a stop to him. J.K. Rowling is an amazing author. She created a magical world with fascinating characters and a great storyline. I absolutely loved this book! This would be a great book to use while talking about fantasy. You could have students read the book and find the different fantasy motifs, because many of them are used in here. ”Emily Weston wrote this review 22 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“pretty good”Dawson K wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“For years I shied away from reading this book because my mom and brother who were reading it kept calling me a muggle, so I wanted nothing to do with the book. If only they hadn't of said those words, or I been so full of pride, because I missed out on a great book, and I imagine entire series. While the target audience is young adults, Rowling has a way of pulling in readers of any age. I enjoyed the characters, especially Neville tremendously. It is one thing to think up a wizarding world, but the craft of creating marvelous names for items, words and enchantments for spells, and on top of that a whole new type of sporting event gives this book it's real meat. I can't wait to read the rest in the series!
Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 6
Lexile Measure: 880L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: V
Genre: Adventure, Series, Fantasy
“Tis was a good book”Demi R. wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I listened to this on a book on tape it was really great
“Harry is an unloved nobody in the Dursley house, but one day letters start arriving. When he is not allowed to read any of the piling letters Hagrid, a large and strange man, arrives. He explains that Harry is a wizard and that there is a school, Hogwarts, for people like him. Harry goes with Hagrid to learn of this magical world, but soon discovers that it is not all fun and games. He learns many things about the world of magic including quittige, and dark forces of the past lead by Lord Valdamort. Is he back? If so how, and who is helping him? ”Rebekah Anne Russell wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've read this book around 7 times. It's AMAZING. I love this series. The way J.K.Rowling wrote this book is wonderful.”Karis Gutshall wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a great read for 2nd graders and up. It is a story filled with magic, owls, magic spells, potions, and talking paintings. This book is great for students to escape the real world and live in a fantasy life.
Harry Potter is a boy who lives in a tiny closet in his uncles house. He is bullied and feels like no one until he discovers he is a wizard.
This is the first book out of the Harry Potter series.”