When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently, he’s the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous – or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
I decided to dive back into the magical world of Harry Potter with the illustrated edition. Jim Kay illustrated the book with beautiful pictures that capture the story perfectly. I enjoyed seeing the illustrations with the text written by J.K. Rowling.
As this is the first book of the Harry Potter series, the characters are still very young and innocent. This is clearly a children’s book but still very enjoyable for adults. I cannot help to fall in love with the characters who have a drive for adventure. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are curious, a bit rebellious, and brave (duh.. they are Gryffindors).
The story has the classic hero journey plot, but that does not lessen the fun I had reading it. Harry finds out he is a wizard and goes to a magical wizarding school named Hogwarts. There Harry meets his best friends Ron and Hermoine. All three wizards have very different characters, which makes reading about them so much fun. These distinct characters are the basis for the friendship that will last forever.
I loved returning to this world and I cannot give anything else than 5 out of 5 stars.