This book is where Harry is told of his parentage and real reason all these weird things happen to him. Also this is where he meets Ron and Hermione. He also gets to meet Hagrid, Prof. Mcgonagall, and Dumbledore for the first time since he was left at aunt and uncle's home to be raised as a muggle.(non magical person) Hogwarts ,the school in which he will be learning to control his magic,this is also where he makes his first encounter with Lord Voldemort since the murder of his parents. But this is an all around fabulous book.