Harry Potter: The Prequel (Harry Potter #0.5), by J.K. Rowling

Eight stars

I promised Neo—my son— that I would read the Harry Potter series with him. Since I have never done so (insert gasp here), I wanted to begin with this prequel piece.

Two cops clock a motorcycle speeding by them at something that should not register. When the two long-haired boys are trapped in a dead-end, they reveal who they are. James Potter and Sirius Black seem not to be taking this very seriously, though the two cops cannot understand why.

In the flash of an instant, something happens and everything is turned on its head. Likely all part of the series that is to come, though, like the coppers, I am completely baffled.

Bring on the series. I hope I learn a lot!