Jurassic Park was the first book that I read because I wanted to rather than because I had to. I was 11 when I read the book and 12 when the movie was released 22 years ago.
I remember going opening weekend with family who had read the book. Since then I’ve been a lifelong Michael Crichton fan and have read everything he’s published.
Sequels II and III aren’t great movies. But they’re fun. Any sequel will fail at recreating that moment of seeing dinosaurs on-screen “for real” for the first time. I’m sure Jurassic World will be fun.