This is the first book in the Harry Potter series. Harry, a young boy who has been raised by his aunt and uncle, discovers on his eleventh birthday, that he is a wizard, and there is a whole other community than the one he has been living in. He is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where both of his parents attended before they were killed when Harry was a baby. Harry discovers that his parents were killed by an evil wizard, and not killed in a car accident as his aunt had told him. As we follow Harry's first year at Hogwarts we learn a great deal about the magicking world and Harry's history in it.
I really enjoy these books, I have read them several times already and was just in the mood to do so again.