I probably would have never picked up this book if a friend hadn’t recommended it to me. Once I started reading it, though, it was hard to put it down. With a somewhat mature Harry Potter feel, this book is about Quentin Coldwater. Quentin and the crowd he hangs out with are all really smart. He is near genius levels, but Quentin is just bored and tired with his life. Things begin to change for Quentin when he is scheduled for an interview. This interview is to get into a good school, but the man he his meeting is dead and Quentin finds him. Obviously shaken, the paramedic gives him a letter with his name on it. Walking down the street it slips from his hand and leads him to a magical school. Quentin has always been a fan of a popular magical children’s book and this new world seems to be perfect for him. Meeting new friends and staying at this school for five years starts off as a dream come true, but once again he starts to get bored with his life. This makes for a lot of mistakes then adventure for Quentin and he’s friends. This was a really good book. It shows how if magic was possible people with all this power eventually get bored, having no idea what they are going to do in a world where they don’t have to work or operate under the normal rules that most people have to follow.