Synopsis from Goodreads:
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley—a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry—and anyone who reads about him—will find unforgettable. For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.
It had been too long since I read that book. She did a great job introducing us to the world and getting so much set up in such a small book, relatively speaking. She goes into such wonderful detail, some of which gets lost or forgotten in the movies. I found myself wiping away tears and fighting the urge to cheer out loud. I’m starting to think this should be on my list of books to regularly re-read!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
SuBC: Read a Harry Potter book OR a book with a magic word in the title, and learn a magic trick.