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Written by JK Rowling.
Published by Bloomsbury
When I was 7, I was scared of Harry Potter. My mother and cousins would sit with the books and not do anything else for a while. I used to get scared of the movies because of the strange looking characters and creatures.
At 8, my mother convinced me that I should try the first book. No prizes for guessing what happened next.
Harry was a misfit. He was different from his uncle and aunt, Dudley, and his school mates. Only when Hagrid came did he realize that there was a reason for these differences.
Everyone in the wizarding world knew his name. To think that he had been living in a cupboard all his life!
Hogwarts was different from anything he had ever seen. He was happy to be with people who were like him and understood him.
But what had Hagrid taken from Gringots? It was obviously here, at Hogwarts. Why did he have to protect it?
Later, Harry realizes that without Ron and Hermione, life at Hogwarts was meaningless, because they were a team. Together, everything was possible.
The story continues as Harry defies evil and saves the Philosopher's Stone from falling into Voldemort's hands. Thus preventing a mass murder at Hogwarts.
This was written by my daughter A, who is 11 years old.