Hi guys! Today’s post is less review like, and more “just me typing my feelings towards this book”. (Isn’t it always though? haha!) Okay, so I am 22 years old and I have NEVER read Harry Potter! I grew up with the movies, and I loved them so much! (I had the first two in VHS .. oh my God!)
I bought the books at the beginning of the year, so I got super excited when my boyfriend got his own set, because this meant that we could read them together! * Which was my main motivation to finally pick up this series.
I don’t know how to explain how magical and marvelous reading this book was, but here I go!
This first book really makes you hate the Dursleys (aka. Harry’s muggle family). They treat him like garbage, meanwhile, they treat their son like a king… or more like a baby, because they give him whatever he wants and attend to his every need when he starts crying. *rolls eyes*
The first couple of chapters made me feel sorry for Harry, not only because of his parents, but because he’s being treated like trash and he does not deserve this! Ugh if I could just hug him… Moving forward, Harry meets the Weasleys, and I just LOVE this family! They treat Harry so well, even before knowing who he is. Also, Fred and George are HILARIOUS! I love sarcastic characters.
Hermione appears as an annoying girl, the know it all, but then turns out to be a true friend just like Ron. Draco… ugh… this dude, I hope I see another side of him in the next books, because so far I just hate the guy. But of course, we need to have an a-hole in every series haha!
Hogwarts is portrayed just like I remember in the movies, it’s such a magical place, I loved reading every little detail about the place, and I love the way JK Rowling introduced us into this new world, new school, and THE HOUSES! #TeamRavenclaw (Although I might have a bit of Slytherin in me…) I wonder what would the Sorting Hat say about me, don’t we all wonder?
Before ending my little rant, I must share my favorite quotes from the book:
This one’s for you Neville! You’re so dorky and clumsy but I love you!
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
This one’s for the people – like me – who tend to stay in places where they feel comfortable (even if we are not happy, but we got used to being there…) and sometimes, we forget to live.
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
After I finished this book, I felt in the clouds… this book was so amazing! I don’t know why I never picked it up before… WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! These are NOT just for kids. I know this is only my reaction from the first book, but it was so amazing, and I know this will only get better.