Why did I love this book?
Besides the fact that it is one of the most popular books ever written, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is also, at its heart, a mystery. The main characters of Harry, Ron, and Hermione become sleuths convinced that someone is trying to steal the Sorcerer’s Stone. There is danger, red herrings, and suspects, even revealing that their main suspect of Professor Snape wasn’t the villain they initially thought. In fact, several of the Harry Potter series books are essentially mysteries (e.g. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets).