Tyler’s Letter Essay 4: Harry Potter

Dear classmates,

I recently finished Harry Potter and the Sourcer’s Stone by: J.K Rowling. This book is 336 pages long and by far the best book I have read in a long time. The author, J.K. Rowling has written all seven Harry Potter books and has sold over 400 million copies in all. J.K. Rowling finished her first book in 1997. One of the main reasons why I decided to read this book was because all my friends were. They were all explaining to me how great of a book it is. This gave me the strength to drop a different book to read Harry Potter. Another reason why I read this book was because I read it in 3rd grade and can’t remember anything about it. Right when I started the book, each page was packed with description and detail. Sometimes each page would only describe one thing because the author just kept elaborating on them. As I neared the end of the book I noticed that many of my questions were still not answered which meant J.K Rowling was going to make me read the next book. Finally the book never had any slow or down parts to it. Harry and his friends were either trying to solve something or just getting into trouble.

Harry Potter is not like any other wizard, on the night that his parents were murdered by Lord Voldemort, somehow he did not die when attacked. Both parents knew Harry was a special child and they had to protect him as much as possible. Ten years later Harry is part of the Dursleys’ family and is forced to sleep in the cupboard underneath the stairs.  At Dudley’s birthday at the zoo, the glass disappears and Dudley falls into the cage. Later in the day Harry is punished.

The next day mysterious letters start to appear at the house and Mr. Dudley tries to get rid of them forever. But at one point a mysterious man appears at their house, his name is Hagrid. Hagrid then tells Harry that he is a wizard. He is amazed and the next day they start shopping for school at Hogwarts. A month later Harry catches the train to Hogwarts and now start the problems.

As Harry Potter’s journey at Hogwarts keeps on stirring, on christmas Harry receives his fathers invisibility and puts it to good use. He then finds out about the sourcers’ stone and knows someone at Hogwarts is up to no good. After Harry and his friends find out about the stone, they head down to Hagrid’s village. When they talk to him, they find out that Hagrid has told voldemort, how to get past the 3 headed dog. Later that night they expect that he is trying to sneak in. Now Harry must face his worst fear ever confronting Voldemort.

Throughout the story tension grows between the characters. When Harry gets a detention he must go down to the woods and find out who is killing all the unicorns. As he enters he finds a strange black shadow and nows it is him. He confronts him but voldemort is too weak to attack him.


I rate this book a ten out of ten because this is one of the best books I have ever read. I loved this book so much and I feel the people that have not read this book are missing out. Everyone read this book!!

From Tyler

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16 thoughts on “Tyler’s Letter Essay 4: Harry Potter

  1. Tyler,
    I really liked your letter essay and how you used a lot of description words to describe the book. Also, I was wondering if you have read all of the books or if you are planning on reading all of them.
    From, Jake

  2. It seems like a Harry Potter Revival is occurring at HKMS right now; everyone seems to be reading or re-reading the books. Interesting. Glad you enjoyed it, Tyler. I’m afraid, though, that this letter-essay is missing a few things. Don’t forget to check your work against the checklist I gave you.

  3. Tyler,
    Good Job on your letter essay. I liked how you gave reasons why you read this book and the background of the books J.K Rowling made. And including the key parts of the book. Good job.
    Sincerely, Will

  4. Tyler,
    Great job on your letter essay. I really liked it. I have never read this book but it sounds like a really good one. I might read it in the future. Overall good letter essay and it sounds like a great book.

  5. Dear Tyler,
    I really liked your letter essay. I have never read this book before but it sounds interesting. I liked how added how many copies have been sold. I like this because I now know how other people like this book because there was 400 copies in all. Good Job.

  6. Dear Tyler,
    Your letter-essay was great. I thought your summary had a lot of description and detail-it made me want to reread this book. Next time, you should check your grammar. Overall you did a great job.

  7. Dear Tyler, I enjoyed your letter essay. I have read the other books in the series and this one and I love these books. I liked how you used facts tied in with your letter essay. This was a great Letter essay and i enjoyed it. Great Job!

  8. dear tyler,

    your letter essay has a good message and i havent read anyof the harry potter books, i started to read the first one but i bottomed out because it was borring, the way you summed it up made it sound more intersesting and i will be sure to read it in the near futurte. i like how you added all the detail about the author,
    sincerely christian

  9. Tyler,
    I liked how you encouraged people to “Read this book!” and you had a very convincing reflection. The summary of the book was very detailed. Nice work.

  10. Tyler or Petrino

    I was never a fan of the book Harry Potter but when you tell me the story it is more understandable and you have a great letter essay 😀

  11. Dear Tyler,
    I really liked your essay because of all of the description that you put into it. I also really liked how you put lot’s of encouragement into this essay so people would read the book. It must have been pretty hard to read a Harry Potter book in the third grade and remember it all the way to the eighth grade. It was a good idea to re-read the book. Was there anything you really hated about the book that made you want to stop reading it?


  12. Dear Tyler,
    This is a really nicely written letter essay. I have read this book before and it was one of my favorites! I would rate this book for myself a 9.5 because it was so good and it would definitely be a re-read for me. again great letter essay!

  13. Dear Tyler,
    The same thing happened to me where I had to drop my book and read Harry Potter. I loved this series and it is definitely wise to read the whole 7 books. The accurate part of this was how the author elaborates and describes everything with such detail. Great job on the letter essay.

  14. Tyler,
    I liked your letter essay. I have read this book before and I really enjoyed it. I also liked that you added how many copies were sold, it´s an interesting fact.

  15. Tyler,
    I really enjoyed reading your letter essay. I have also read this book before and am a fan of the Harry Potter series. You had a descriptive summary that urged me to want to re read this book. Overall great writing.

  16. hey Tyler i really like to read what some one else posted up and see there point of view on the story and you did a grate job on that i had also read the sourcer’s stone and i really enjoyed it thanks cadenL

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