Hey everyone, and welcome to my Harry Potter review! My tbr for this month is just everything Harry Potter and although I know I’m not going to read all the books this month, I’m still having the greatest time. I finished The illustrated edition of the Philosophers Stone the other day and let me tell you, it was utterly fantastic.
So let’s get on with the review!
Author: J. K. Rowling
Rating: 5 Stars
I started this book on the first of this month and finished it on the sixth, which took a little longer than I expected. But I think it was because I was taking so long admiring the illustrations on almost every page. Yes, I’m going to be gushing about the illustrations for a whiiiiiile. Every drawing was so intricate and well drawn, and Jim Kay added little hidden things here and there, and I had such a fun time finding them. I think my favourite illustrations were the shops at Diagon alley. The time I spent looking at them was probably the same amount of time I could’ve spent reading 50 pages of this book. So. Many. Details!
Stepping away from the illustrations for a moment, even thought I don’t want to, let’s talk about the actual story. I’d already read this book many times before (although I don’t know the exact number), so it was nice to be reintroduced to the characters. Rereading it this time, I actually realized how much of a character Neville is. I always though he had as much book time as Seamus and Dean, but he’s actually a very prominent character. But I love Neville, so I was fine with that.
Speaking of good characters, Hagrid is the nicest man I’ve ever read about. While I was reading this book, I was imagining what Harry’s life would’ve been like if Hagrid had raised him. It would’ve been the best life ever! But there were so many sweet moments between Hagrid and the kids at Hogwarts, and I just love him so much.
I knew every turn and every twist in this book because I’ve read it many times and watched it many times also, but for a newcomer, the plot twists would probably be unbelievable. Like the real culprit? What a shocker that must’ve been! I actually can’t remember the first time I read this book, or the first time I watched the movie, so I can’t remember if I was surprised or not, but I think kids who’ve never experienced Harry Potter will be a lil’ bit flabbergasted.
This is turning into a very long review now, so I think I’ll just talk about one more thing, and that’s the main trio. I love, Harry, Ron and Hermione so much, and I can’t even pick a favourite because they’re all amazing. Harry, with his bravery, Ron with his sarcastic remarks, and Hermione, who I wanted to be exactly like when I was younger (and still do tbh). There’s no way I can pick a favourite because they’ve all found their way into my heart. Sappy, I know, but it’s true.
Well that was my long and rambly Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Book Review! I really hope you enjoyed it and please tell me in the comments which is your favourite character of the book. Have a lovely day and I’ll see you soon, bye!