Two Reviews from Shahrear Amin
A travel to the world of magic
There are fantasy characters like Cinderella, Snow White and many more which help children to get rid of their boringness. One very renowned character is Harry. A series of books written by J K Rowling describe Harry Potter's life which is full of struggles, adventures and suspense. The very first book written by J K Rowling regarding Harry Potter is named Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.
There are only a few children who don't know about Harry Potter. This book starts describing Harry's struggles. He is an orphan who lives with three molesting characters, uncle Vernon, aunt Petunia and their son Dudley. Late in the book, we come to know that his parents were killed by Voldemort who is the lord of dark magic. His uncle and aunt knew this but never told this to Harry. Harry knew his parents died in a road accident. But later letters started to come for him. As his uncle and aunt knew that he was a witch and where the letters came from they did not let him read any of those. At a point they took him away from the house to a hut so that letters could not reach him. But his destiny seems to make him a wizard like his parents. Hagrid, a new character came to the hut, who is half giant. He tells Harry the truth that his parents were witches and he is also meant to be a witch. Hagrid also told him how his parents died to protect him. He finally reads the letters where there was said he was about to become a student of Hogwarts School of Wizardry And witchcraft. After going there students were sorted out into four houses. Harry was sent to the Gryffindor along with his new friends, Ron and Hermione. He slowly came to know that witches were smarter than muggles (people who are not wizards). Then eventually the plot changes and Harry finds out there is something very precious hidden in Hogwarts which Lord Voldemort tends to steal through some kind of sorcery. He along with his friends Ron and Hermione starts looking for solutions to this problem. From here his adventure begins.
A reader would know if Harry will be able to stop Lord Voldemort and how the story will go further. This book has created a new world for the readers and put an idea of a parallel world which is more interesting than ours. The book is written so amazingly that while reading a reader would feel that he is living in the book and it would tempt him to read next books of the series. The book is filled with sly humor that would make the readers laugh aloud. Apart from some discrete and minor criticisms, this book is a very wonderful one for those who are looking for something new and children who are always hungry for story.
Shahrear Amin is schooling with Notre Dame University Bangladesh