Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated Edition)

I’ve read Harry Potter so many times that more reviews kind of seem pointless now. Each re-read brings me a new bit of joy, combined with a hefty amount of nostalgia.

But this is the first time that I’ve ever read the illustrated editions and wow they’re beautiful. My colleagues bought me the first two for my birthday and when I flipped through I thought the illustrations were gorgeous, but now having read it properly, I’m completely in awe of the amount of work that must have gone into this book.

I was so happy to see that the illustrations were all original and based on the book and not the film – it reminded me more of what I imagined myself before the films came out and replaced all the imagery in my head. Jim Kay has done an absolutely fabulous job, and I can’t wait to move onto Chamber of Secrets now!

My rating: 5Average rating: 4.47
246 pages. Published in: 2015
Read in Hardbackon 30th-31st August 2020

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