This first novel of a series of seven by J.K. Rowling provides readers with an unreal experience in a magical world through the eyes of Harry Potter, an orphan who lives restricted in Privet Drive with his cousin. He receives an invitation from Hogwarts, a wizarding school, which he quickly accepts to escape the tortuous living in Privet Drive. There, he meets two people who eventually become his closest friends and allies in finding out the truth about his parents’ death. This novel would make a great read for those who wish to experience the magic and how our mundane world will fare with it. Having the book set from the perspective of an initially ordinary boy helps the reader understand the setting of the story better as well.

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