This is the first book that I am reviewing. Let's start by saying I don't particularly like fantasy. I'd rather read books about stuff that is or could be real. Yet I felt inclined to take it out of my book bag the other day when it was the only book I had left to read. It was evening when I started, and I read late into the night. If I hadn't been so tired, I would have read it all it one night.
It totally exceeded my expectations. The book grabbed me and took me right into Hogwarts. I loved the humor and the irony (when Harry shows of his broom skills by flying to the tree and gets to play quidditch), as well as the suspense. I found myself thinking that Hermoine should be Harry's friend right away, and was glad when she became that. J.K. Rowling is a literary genius. I already checked out books two and three of the Harry Potter series.
I give it 5 stars