The first ever book series that I started reading as a child or the book series that I have read more than twenty times till date or the book series I will continue to read till I die...is none other than Harry Potter!!!
On the occasion of celebrating my silver jubilee post on Bloggers, I would like to share my views on my favorite book series' first novel and will continue the tradition of posting the review of all its sequel.
So here goes....
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was introduced into our lives by the famous fantasy novelist J.K. Rowling in 1997. The entire series is the second most read book in the world after Bible... couldn't imagine a higher praise than that!
The story is about a young orphan boy named "Harry Potter", bullied and mistreated all his life by his relatives, discovers the truth about his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday and facts about his horrific past of his curious encounter with the evilest dark wizard - Lord Voldemort when he was just a year old. Voldemort killed his parents and when he tried to kill Harry, the curse rebounded and removed all his powers, but baby Harry gained immense fame among the magical community due to this mysterious occurrence.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
He is surprised to find himself the center of attention in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hated by some like his archenemy - Draco Malfoy and Potion's Master - Severus Snape, but loved by many, like his best friends - Ronald Weasely and Hermione Granger, he discovers a new home in this strange land of magic and finds himself extremely happy for the first time in his life.
Harry with Ron and Hermione
His first year at Hogwarts is filled with plenty of magical learnings in the most interesting, but bizarre classes. He not only becomes the youngest person to be chosen as a Quidditch (Magical sports played in the air on broomsticks) player in a century. His encounter with fantastic beasts like giant three-headed dogs, trolls or dragon that becomes a nightmarish experience for him. He also faces the Dark Lord yet again in his gallantry attempt with his friends to save the theft of the Philosopher's Stone.
Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall with baby Harry
It is a brilliant book and one of its kind to be published in many centuries to come with a content that any reader could easily fall in love with. It is a heartwarming and perfect story to capture your interest right from the first line and the reason that I read it so many times is to simply forget the real world around me and jump into that magnificent sphere full of childhood memories and a remarkable magical journey with a story that comforts me and reminds me so often that words are in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
Don't let the Muggles get you down!!!