Characters-Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Malfoy, Voldemort, the Dursley's Setting-Hogwarts, the Dursley's house, the zoo
Harry goes to Hogwarts and meets his best friends, Ron and Hermione. At Hogwarts he is also the happiest he has ever been.
They start to suspect Snape of trying to steal the sorcerer's stone. During a quidditch game "Snape" makes his broom starts to go crazy, almost dropping Harry to his death.
The group finds out through Hagrid, that Cerberus can be put to sleep with music playing and they decide to chase Snape. They have to go through many challenges, in which Ron gets knocked out and Herminone has to care for him.
Harry, alone, goes to the final room where instead of Snape he finds professor Quirrell. He even has Voldermort's head on the back of his own. Harry, through the mirror of Erised is able to get the sorcerer's stone and keep it from Voldermort.
Throughout the story it is shown many times how important friendship is. An example of this is how Harry would not have been able to stop Voldemort if not for Ron and Hermione. Not only this but it also shows how much happier Harry is with good friends.