Gabe3886s #cbr4 review 8 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter was born to magical parents during a time when great evil was around in the magical world. The evil wizard, Lord Voldermort, was so evil that even a decade after his downfall, people still dare not speak his name. He had heard of a prophecy in which a boy who is born in July will bring an end to his rule (this is mentioned in a later book). He decided to rid the magical world of all boys born in July in a manner which is biblical in nature, and resembles the work which King Herod did in the bible. When he got to the
Harry was taken by some of the Hogwarts’ staff to live with his Aunt and Uncle, where he was forced to live in a cupboard under the stairs, until one day he got a letter – thousands of them eventually – accepting him to study at Hogwarts where he could learn magic.house of the Potters to rid the world of baby Harry, something strange happened. Sure enough he killed Harry’s parents, but in the process of trying to kill Harry something went wrong. Harry Potter became the boy who lived, and he-who-must-not-be-named vanished.
Unbeknown to Harry and the other students, Hogwarts is guarding the Philosopher’s stone, a rare magical stone with very magical powers, including turning any metal into gold and being able to produce the elixir of life. Some of the dark forces know it is there and try to steal it for their own purposes, and it is left to Harry and his friends to stop them, resulting in a one-on-one confrontation with Harry and the one trying to steal the stone at the end.