I read the book before watching the movie. The book had so much more detail! I enjoyed the book because because I felt that Harry's world, including the existence of Hogwarts, was an ideal magical world you think of in your imagination. The relationships between friends and enemies were relatable, even though they they included magic. The teachers at Hogwarts reminded of teacher personalities at a real school, of course, minus the wizards and spell masters. Quidditch reminded be of a school's football team. Overall, this is a great read!