The first book in the famous Harry Potter series. Of course everyone has read this one, as have I several times before. But a huge headache requires some easy reading, something familiair, where you can skip pages if you want to. I watched the movie the next day, and you really do miss a lot if you just watch the movie and never read the book.
What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous.. . .
I love the part where Hagrid comes to fetch Harry from that Rock in the Sea, where he tells him about being a wizard. Dyagon Alley is great too, with all those shops and Gringots, the wizards bank. The more you read a book, the more details you notice. I love how Harry stands up for his classmates, even though he has been bullied his whole life by his cousin Dudley.
He has to deal with a lot, and he is only eleven after all. The candy is great too.
I hope J.K. Rowling will someday start writing a new series.