I picked up all of the new covers by Kazu Kibuishi, and I have more about that story later… But these books are such an amazing thing. I discovered them shortly after they came to the US (’98-’99 ish), due to an awesome literature class in college, but I will tell you that it is hard to think of a life without Harry Potter and his friends (and enemies). I have participated in book releases and so much more! Yay for December for making #HPDec a thing. Join me!
What if you grew up, wishing for more but never being able to get it–until your eleventh birthday, when everything you think you know is changed forever. Harry Potter can relate. He finds out he is a special child, and that he will most certainly be a wizard when he grows up.
He is to go to Hogwarts, the school for Magic. Introduced to a whole new world, one populated by people who revere him as the Boy Who Lived, he has to stay true to his values, while navigating through a strange and new world.
With him, are two classmates that become his friends, Ron and Hermione, as well as the misfit gamekeeper, Hagrid and the headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore.
Harry navigates his first year, celebrating meteoric highs and lows that would dissuade most. But Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone proves that Harry Potter is nothing if not most children–he is special. And there is a multitude of reasons as to why it rings true even today, almost twenty years since its copyright.
I picked this up online, for a really great deal, but will explain the deal later this week.
Are you participating in #HPDec? Or, is there something you read every year? Please share below.