See if you can guess the book I am describing. Please take the time to read all ten points before going to the bottom of the post for the answer. 1) A young boy (the main character, whose name is in the title of the book) is endowed with special gifts and has a very special and important destiny. 2) When the book opens he is living with a family under unusual circumstances and in this family there is another boy who treats him very badly. 3) He is willingly taken, contrary to the wishes of his guardians, to a special (and very unusual) school to develop his very special (and very unusual) abilities, and at this school other children who also have special attributes and abilities are also enrolled. 4) Another male member in his family's past was also part of this program before the events of the book take place and had a very high achievement record. 5) He thinks of his parents and is very sad until he befriends two other children at the "school" - a boy and a girl. 6) Of the two new friends the girl appears to have a very high aptitude for some of the things taught at the school. 7) The children are separated into groups by the administrators of the school. One of the other groups, motivated by their leader, mistreat the main character and hold him in disdain and contempt. The main character does not want to be associated with this group. 8) The main character takes part in a competition sanctioned by the school in which two teams of competitors must fly through the air to accomplish a special task. The main character soon becomes a legendary player and is regarded as the best to have ever competed. 9) It is hard to determine if one of the main character's adult overseers is actually a friend or a villain. 10) The adults at the school are aware that the main character is the only hope to defeat an upcoming, evil menace which threatens the world, and they monitor his progress carefully. Do you think you know the name of this book ? . . . . . . . . The name of the book is Ender's Game and it was published by Orson Scott Card in 1985. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling wasn't published till 1997 - TWELVE YEARS LATER.