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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 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone introduces us to Harry and his world. I can still clearly picture the first few minutes of my life after I finished reading this book for the first time. I remember literally setting the book down and staring at it. Just staring. I was pretty young, and I remember being very dramatic and declaring to my mom that my life would never be the same. (She rolled her eyes and has yet to try reading it, I'm working on that.) I might have said that because I was young and full of theatrics, but turns out, I was right. My life has never been the same. Harry revolutionized the way I read - heck, it isn't just me - he changed the world. The books changed young adult literature, and literature in general. To see my complete review discussing this book for Banned Books Week, check out my blog:http://theallureofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/banned-books-week-review-harry-potter.html