Ender's Battle School has relocated to Hogwarts and Narnia-obsessed Holden Caulfield is one of the new star pupils.
Need I say more...?
Quentin Coldwater is an incredibly smart and unhappy young man in his senior year of high school. He has little connection to his parents and even feels like an outsider within his tiny circle (er, triangle) of friends, so when he finds out that magic is real and he is one of those rare people that can learn to wield it.... well, he leaps at the opportunity. The problem is, though, that magic does nothing to cure ailments of the soul, and despite getting so many of the wondrous, fantastic chances he has wished for all his life, Quentin's biggest problem isn't a giant demon or an evil wizard, but his own inability to recognize happiness. Grossman borrows from a number of well-established fantasy franchises, sure, but this is something original- the ultimate flip side of the gold coin, if you will. I wish I could go back in time and read this for the first time again.