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  • This movie is definitely better suited for a younger audience, but the book can entertain anyone

    • by Becky
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      The first Harry Potter book, where the craze all started. I read it at the age of 16, just because I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Four years, five novels and four movies later, I can tell you anything and everything you want to know about Harry, his friends, teachers, enemies, past and more.

      JK Rowling is a phenomenal author for one. She started with one book and aimed it towards a certain age group.

      A year later, she wrote the

      next in the series and aimed it at those same people she aimed the first book at. As her audience grows older, her writing matures.

      It’s a rare thing to find in a series of novels. Harry Potter is eleven years old and is introduced to his true self - The Boy Who Lived, the most famous child in the Wizarding community.

      He is recruited to attend Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry under the headmaster Albus Dumbledore, perhaps one of the most powerful good wizards ever. Harry meets Ron & Hermione on the Hogwarts Express and they are forever inseperable.

      As the story goes a long, Harry discovers a few things…he is phenomenal on a broom stick (he is made the seeker of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, just like his Dad), he shares a connection with the very powerful dark wizard Lord Voldemort, and Professor Quirrell is helping Voldemort to regain the power he once had before Harry melted him to almost nothing. Voldemort attacked Harry’s family when Harry ...

      • Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone
      was just a baby and Lily, Harry’s mother died protecting him from Voldemort.

      Voldemort used the Killing Curse on her and his father, but when he turned to Harry, the curse repelled and hit Voldemort. He was reduced to almost nothing for many years.

      This is where Professor Quirrel comes in. Quirrel is the current Defense Against The Dark Arts Teacher, but also a Death Eater.

      He is acting at Hogwarts as a teacher to help Voldemort find the Philosopher’s Stone which will give him

      eternal life and power. However there is a Catch-22 with the stone - only those who wish to find it, but not use it, will come across it in a surprising place.

      Even at the age of 11, Harry foils the Dark Lord’s attempts, ever frusterating him and the saga goes on. I really liked both the book and the movie.

      The film was very accurate compared to the book, and was acted very well. This movie is definitely better suited for a younger audience, but the book can entertain anyone.

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