Top positive review
A fun read, even if you prefer realism
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
I'm probably the only person on earth who had never read Harry Potter. I'm taking seriously Amazon's rating system in which 4 stars means "I liked it" and 5 stars means "I loved it." I liked it. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was a fun read, creative, humorous, more absorbing than I expected. As someone who strongly prefers realism over fantasy, I thought I might be bored, but I wasn't. I genuinely enjoyed the book, which had good character development and never stopped moving. But I wasn't sorry when the book ended, and I don't plan to read the others in the series. Fantasy is just not my genre. So now I'm back to reading either historical or contemporary fiction, because I think real life has a depth to it that fantasy cannot match.