DISCOVERING HARRY POTTER’S WORLD

Ainhoa reading her book

During this first term, in the English area, I’ve read among lots of books; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

This book is written by Joanne Kathelin Rowling, most common named as J. K. Rowling. It hasn’t got any illustrations, only the front cover, which makes you think about a chess and war. Its publisher is Bloomsbury, it has 336 pages, a tiny letter, 17 chapters and no index.

J.K. Rowling was born in Bristol, England, in 1965. She studied French in the Exeter university, and worked a few years as a secretary and later as an English teacher in Portugal. When she came back to England she wrote her first novel, this book. Thanks to the exit, she left her job as a French teacher, and began to write the books which continue the saga.

This book is very famous and I will say it is an adventures novel. It goes about a boy who’s parents died when he was a baby because a mysterious person killed them. Harry Potter, the boy, grew with his uncle Vernon, aunt Petunia and his cousin Dudley, which all three of them hated his company and that’s why they made him sleep in an old cupboard.

Years went by and Harry Potter grew older and one day, the house where he lived began to receive letters which went to Harry, who thinks he’s a normal boy as his family. Uncle Vernon was very angry so he decided to move so the letters stopped being sent, but no, the family moved to many laces, and the letters followed them.

Days went by and soon it was going to be Harry’s birthday. On the day, a beetle-eyed giant entered in his “house” and gave him, Harry, an invitation to enter ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’. The reason was that Harry Potter is a real wizard!

I loved this book and I recommend it to those people who like the Harry Potter’s saga and the adventure books. I didn’t feel close to any character of this book, but in the second term I would like to read the next book.

AINHOA G.