The Dursleys, Hagrid, Dumbledore, the Weasleys, Hermione, Diagon Alley, Ollivander, the sorting hat, Draco Malfoy, Neville, Professor Snape, Quidditch, Fluffy, the Forbidden Forest, Professor Quirrell, Voldemort and of course, Harry Potter. These are among the many reasons to read (or re-read) this amazing book.
I can't say much about this book or J.K. Rowling or the series itself that hasn't already been said. Suffice it to say that this is a must read for nearly everyone. I remember reading it the first time and never wanting it to end. Then waiting, waiting.... for the next book in the series. Lucky you who can read it now for the first time, and if it takes a part of your soul, are able to read them all at your own pace. I only wish I could read it again for the first time. But, even having read it (twice already), and seen the movies, I was still enthralled by the characters, the amazing settings, and the story.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!
Everyone who likes magic, fantasy, amazing characters or stories where someone small achieves something huge against overwhelming odds with the help of his friends. I will say that Voldemort can be frightening and when I read this to my daughter in second grade, she was a little scared of him. We waited a year to move on to the next one.