Book reviews

"Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone" (Rowling, 1997)

I tried to approach this book without any expectation, which isn't too hard considering that I had only watched one of the latest movies and a the beginning of the first one, and so I wasn't aware of who was who or what the background of the character was.

What I found was a quite engaging and enjoyable read which gets occasionally really terrible and biased, as for example, when the first time that Hermione ever shows up in the book she does it complaining, and she's more often than not depicted in a negative manner.

For a book which is targeted to children that feels a bit like a lost opportunity to stop perpetuating stereotypes, but if we focus really hard and try to ignore that, the book is, as I said, quite enjoyable.