Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, along with the rest of the Harry Potter series, has been attacked by some religious groups and banned in some countries because of accusations that the novels promote witchcraft under the guise of a heroic, moral story.Other religious commentators have written that the book exemplifies important viewpoints, including the power of self-sacrifice and the ways in which people's decisions shape their personalities.
After realizing the duel was a set-up to get them in trouble, they run away.
It won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and other awards in the US.
The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August 1999 and stayed near the top of that list for much of 19.
Hermione forbids the boys from investigating for fear of expulsion, and instead makes Harry direct his attention to his first ever Quidditch game, where his broomstick begins to lose control and threatens to throw him off.
This leads Hermione to suspect that Snape is jinxing Harry's broom due to his strange behaviour during the match.