What a lovely flash of recognition I got when I came across these two lines, a few pages apart, near the end of the book:
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.I remember cracking up with Boy Wonder over the first line when I read a British copy of the book aloud to him nine years ago. As noted in a previous post, the endpapers and back flap have reproductions of letters to JK Rowling from fans young and old. One from a girl "age 7 and a 1/4" says:
--Mr. Weasley to daughter Ginny
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
--Dumbledore to Harry
I loved Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. My mum loved it so much she would not let dad read any of it to me because she did not want to miss any of it as it was so exciting.A 9-year-old girl, who read the book with her class, wrote (sic spelling):
I think all the class are enjoying it to but the only thing wrong with it is that you can't put it down.Now to reread HP3.