How many people still believe in magic? Do you? Well, you should. When this book started getting popular, I was in my early teens and was...dubious. My Dad had taken me to the book store and I was allowed to pick a book and I remember standing in front of a huge display of this very paperback and debating with myself over whether I was "too old" to bother. Well, I think you can guess how that debate ended. I took the book home, started reading...and finished it the next day. We went back to the book store the next weekend, I got "Chamber of Secrets" and finished that one in a day too. I was hooked. These books are fantastic. Over the years, the movies have come out and made a lot of people think they "don't need" to read the books. They (you!) absolutely do. Rowling grabs you and won't let you go while you're reading these. If you haven't picked this up and read it yet, please do! This is a universe that stays with you, even if you're all done growing up.
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.