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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré And done! That was a very pleasurable experience! I like how the words flow freely and the imagination even more so. To just come up with all these crazy things that happen at Hogwarts one would have to be a genius. Ms Rowling obviously is. Harry's terrible home is just perfect - that is EXACTLY what kids love to hear, little weak nerdy boy goes from sad, sad place to becoming a hero with his peers. Actually, this also goes for adults. We all need someone to root for, and boy! Harry makes you want to root for him in a big way. He always stands up for his friends. That poor boy Draco Malfoy has me in a twist, however. I wish there were some way to make him happy, to wash away the constant sneer on his face. I do have issues with the underdog, and however much Draco seems to be from the bullying In-Crowd, I still want him to turn around and become part of the friends. Do not ask me why, because he has been nothing but terrible in the whole book. Ms Rowling must have sown a seed of sympathy into his character somewhere, because I can't let the feeling go. Especially at the end, with the hall decked in Slytherin colors, I hated—not that Harry and his team won, no!—I hated that they changed the colors, took away all the decorations... What a disappointment that must have been, when they were already celebrating their victory. But, that is me. I will always try to get everyone up on the winners' podium with me. I shall now move on to the next book in the series - how lucky am I that I have six more?