I really wish Rowling had continued in that style, it’s nice to read how the other characters react to certain events as opposed to Harry just speculating what they must be thinking.
When other kids picked The Sorcerer’s Stone up, it made me able to talk to them and make friends I hadn’t had before. It’s been a connection that I’ve been able to continue with every book and movie.
I saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone in theaters before I read the book when I was about 6. I was loving it until Quirrell took off his turban, the whole two heads terrifed me. I had trouble sleeping for an entire year because I was afraid Voldemort was going to come and kill me. I was then terrified to read the book. My mom just left it sitting in my room and about a year later, I finally plucked up the courage and read it. It was the best decision I have ever made, and changed my life forever.
I’ve always seen Harry Potter’s second year as an awaking for him. When he started to realize what being the chosen one really meant.
I’m a Brit who grew up reading Philosopher’s Stone. However, I have my own copy of Sorceror’s Stone though, and they’re exactly the same books, except for a few minor spelling changes and a name change. I don’t understand the hate at all for the name change.