Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents #1) by J.K. Rowling-68 pages
It was really, really cool to learn more about Professor Minerva McGonagall, as she is my favorite character from Harry Potter. She went through much heartache in her younger years, but persevered through it all and went on to become one of the best teachers and Heads Hogwarts ever knew (not to mention good friends with Albus Dumbledore). One also learns the 10 steps to (possibly) becoming an animagus and what can happen if done incorrectly or hastily. Learning about Remus Lupin's childhood, relationship with Tonks, and his first being bitten by Fenrir Greyback is interesting, yet sad. Additionally, I enjoyed learning more about Sybill Trelawney and her past and about Seers and Name Seers. An interesting observation from reading these biographies (and the original Harry Potter series) is many of the central characters had mixed parentage (one parent a witch/wizard and the other Muggle).