Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling+
Harry Potter is an abused child that lives with his extended family who hate him. Both of his parents were killed in what he thinks was a car crash. He starts getting letters from some school but his Uncle won’t let him read them. On his 11th birthday a big man that says he is a wizard takes him to a school called Hogwarts. He gains two close friends Ron and Hermione and many enemies. Ron, Harry, and Hermione know that the school is hiding something. They look into it and have to defeat a number of challenges to save the school and the sorcerer’s stone.
Bottom line: These books are all amazing. J.K. Rowling gets you wrapped up in the ideas that she presents in these books. You love Harry and his relationship with his friends. This book is for 9 or 10 year olds. They books do get scarier as they go along because they follow Harry as he gets older. Harry also gets in more perilous situations.