The Dursleys were proud to say that they were perfectly normal people, and much better than everyone else. There is just one problem in their perfect little lives. Harry Potter. His parents died in a car crash, and since he was family, he was dumped on the Dursley’s doorstep, and they didn’t want him at all. Whenever Harry Potter was around weird things seemed to happen. Things that were not normal. Now, whenever Harry had to go out with them, they treated Harry as an almost human being, but at home they made no move to hide their dislike of him. He became their personal slave; doing the family’s cooking, cleaning, and any other work they demanded of him. On Harry Potter’s 11th birthday it all changed.
Hordes of owls were dropping letters into the Dursley household, and it seemed that Vernon and Petunia Dursley- the parents of Dudley Dursley, and adoptive parents of Harry Potter- knew exactly where they from. It also seemed that they were absolutely scared of who they were from, and what they meant. Now after some very stupid tactics to get away from the letters- that seemed to come wherever the Dursleys went- the contents of the letter were finally revealed, and in one of the strangest ways. The Dursleys and Harry were in some far-off island sleeping, when a giant of man stormed in, and demanded to know where Harry Potter was. He introduced himself as Rubeus Hagrid, Gamekeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he then proceeded to explain to Harry that he was a wizard, and that he and his parents are considered heroes in the wizarding world. When Harry tells Hagrid that his parents were normal, and died in a car crash Hagrid became outraged. Hagrid takes his anger out on the Dursleys. He gives Dudley a pig tail, and then gets angry at Vernon and Petunia for not telling the truth about the death of Harry’s parents; that they died heroically at the hands of the feared Lord Voldemort.
Soon Harry is swept into a world of magic. He becomes with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. He also makes a couple enemies along the way. Namely Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape. Harry faces cruel professors, unwanted fame, and exhilarating. Another thing he could possibly be facing is death, but the Boy- Who-Lived can get through it can’t he?
I love this book, and the Harry Potter series. It is probably one of my favorites in the whole universe. It goes beyond any scale you could ever set for it. It has magic, dreams, and a captivating plot. It takes you into a world that you wish that you could be a part of. A lot of people say “Oh, the first book is boring, I couldn’t get through it.” Don’t give up reading this series, because one book seems too boring. The series is absolutely amazing. You will fall in love with it and then one day join the HP Fandom on Pinterest or Tumblr (I did). Have fun readers!