Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was a film based on J. The novel and the film are very similar in content. The film however takes away from the reader's own imagination of the way they want to portray each character and the events throughout the story. Even though the novel and film are very similar, there are a few differences; some are more minor than others though. The way the novel was writing it shows each event in very strong detail and characteristic. It seems like it would be a children's book, but I believe that the story can be seen from all different views and age groups, and also that the movie was good as well.
To story of Harry Potter is Harry's parents have died in a car crash when he was still a baby, and he is being brought up by his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. For some reason unknown to the oblivious ten-year-old, his aunt and uncle let him live in the small chamber under the stairs, and treat him more like a nobody than like a family member. His fat cousin Dudley, his aunt and uncle's real son, keeps bothering Harry all the time. On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter finally receives a mysterious letter from a certain Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, telling him that he is chosen as one of the future students of that supposedly renowned school. Hagrid, who is half giant, who brought the letter, finally introduces Harry into the real circumstances of his life: His parents were a wizard and a witch; they were killed by the evil wizard Voldemort while protecting Harry from being killed. Harry still has a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead from that event. Since he survived the attack as a baby, and also somehow deprived Voldemort from his powers, he has been famous in the wizard world ever since. Harry's aunt and uncle are very strong disbelievers in that magical crap, never told Harry anything about his true self. So, Harry is very surprised, and extremely happy to start his training.