Dear Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

I just recently finished reading the first Harry Potter book, and I have read it many times. However, this was the first time I read a Harry Potter book in English. It was very interesting to see how the book is different in English from how it is in Norwegian, and to read the book exactly how it was originally written. I really don’t know what it is about Harry Potter that makes it so good, and that makes me like it so much. I just never get tired of reading it over again. I absolutely love J.K Rowling’s style of writing, and it’s when I read the book again I see how well it actually is written. How everything links up, and how small details affects the whole story in later books. Even things from the first book link up to and affect things in book 7! She is truly an amazing author!

I think most of you know what Harry Potter is about, but in case you don’t I will explain. The book is about Harry Potter, a boy who has lost both of his parents in what he thinks is a car accident. Therefore, he has to live with his aunt and uncle in the muggleworld, having no idea that the reason his parents died was because of the powerful and evil Lord Voldemort. The book is about Harry discovering that he is everything but normal, he is actually a wizard with a place reserved for him at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I recommend all of those who yet have not read Harry Potter to read it. It is a book that appeal to both boys and girls and to all age groups. If you like the fantasy genre this definitely a book for you!

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11 comments to Dear Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

  • Sanaa

    Ooo I think it’s really interesting how you’ve read the book in TWO different languages. Do you think it’s better in Norwegian or English???

    • Aurora

      Well the thing is even though I guess I am pretty fluent in English now, I still know like more background knowledge in Norwegian, if that makes sense? Like for example in Harry Potter, many of the names are like made up from like things, and many of those special things that people don’t talk about i havn’t learned in English. Wow..this is really difficult to explain. Well, my point is, i know more of those special words people don’t mention that much in their everyday language, i don’t mean those scientific complecated word, but those words like for example about farming. Ok, that is a bad example in terms of Harry Potter, but do you get what I mean? Well anyways, because of that I can make kind of a little more sense of the story in Norwegian, and I guess I also like it better in norwegian probably because that was what I read first. However I did find it really interesting to see what it is like in it’s original language! (wow..long comment, hope it makes sense!)

      • Sanaa

        Haha yeaaaaah you had quite a lot to say, but it does (kind of) make sense. Plus, I’m sure I would also enjoy reading it more in my native language, as would most people.

  • (Jolly) Nga Wan

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone… It reminds me of when I read my first book. It was in year 6, and I wanted to read it because I watched HP 2 (Chamber of secrets) movie. But I didn’t want anyone to know that I was borrowing it from the library. I think that was the first ACTUAL novel I read, since I was really into “Horrible Science” and “Horrible History” books.
    In the first book, Harry was all straight-forward, pure of dark thoughts, never killed anyone. But in the seventh book, he grew up from that “little-potter” to a more mature adult that understood more in life, relationship and sorcery/magic.

    • Aurora

      Yesyes! Harry developes a lot throughout the series! And sometimes I like the first books better, because in the later books I think everything is so dark, and it seems like there is no happiness left in Harry. However, I do like ALL OF THEM. Mentioning again, HARRY POTTER AND J.K ROWLING ARE AMAZING!

      • (Jolly) Nga Wan

        Yeah, it’s a shame that we still cannot go into Pottermore.com still… :(

        • Aurora

          I got in maybe two weeks ago, but I actually didn’t think it was that good. (Or it was just me who didnt’t really understand how to use it…)

          • (Jolly) Nga Wan

            WOW, how did you get into it?? Me and Dawn really want to go in and check the website out! (^ w ^)

  • Aurora

    I just went on pottermore.com and singned up and then they sent me some stuff on the e-mail. Have you tried recently? Its rly easy, they tell you what to do on there.

  • Aurora

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