Some decent world building and story set up, the strange events in town, the meeting if the two people in cloaks. I hate chosen ones, more so if they are the main character, so I hope it’s not a huge story element.
I don’t know what to think about that snake.
Lots of build up, but still nothing’s happened. With lots of people saying you can’t write a story where nothing happens in the first few chapters, I’m amazed that JK Rowling got this published.
Wow. I can’t believe “you’re a wizard, Harry,” one of the most iconic lines, isn’t actually in the book. It’s, “Harry – yer a wizard.” I’m shocked. I wonder why Hagrid got expelled…
A note on Muggles.
Is this a derogatory term for non-magic folk? As a “muggle,” I’m not sure if I should be offended. Derogatory or not, it is a divisive term, and division of a group leads to classist like discrimination at the very least. Do wizards see themselves as “above” muggles? I’m interested to find out.