The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers.
Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite flavor of ice cream? My first name is Abraham, I’m 10, and my favorite flavor is vanilla.
What book did you read and why did you choose it?
I chose Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, and I chose it because it was interesting and the way Mrs. Thayer (my 5th grade teacher) read it made it better.
Can you describe this book in one word? Magical
What was your favorite part of this story? The chess match.
If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do? I would make sacrifices even if it hurt me.
What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book? I would say “The friendship in it will make you want to be there.”
What do you think about the book's cover? I think it shows a little idea of what will happen.
Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?
I would because I would like to see more powerful friendships.
Can you name another book that reminds you of this one? Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, because Harry tried his best to defeat Voldemort, and Brian tried his best to get out of the woods.
If you could ask the author one question about this book what would it be? How did you get this idea of Harry Potter?
Here's some information on how Ms. Rowling came up with the character, Harry Potter. https://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/jk-rowling-biography/
Thank you, Abraham! It's so cool that your teacher, Mrs. Thayer, reads to your class! She sounds like an awesome teacher!