Harry Potter is sent to his uncle and aunt by wizards after his parent's tragic deaths at the hand of a powerful dark wizard. But when his letters of acceptance to the leading school of magic in the UK, Hogwarts, begin to arrive, his aunt and his uncle try to run and hide to shield Harry from the wizarding world. But the arrival of a giant sends Harry into a world of wands, magic, Quidditch, and a dark secret that has gripped both Hogwarts and the wizarding artefact hidden there...
Face it, you can't say much bad about this book. It's really good. After the book, you should watch the movie to compare and give a good visualization of the characters and setting.