As most kids do, I studied Hegel in high school. Back then I found him interesting, mainly because of Hegel's impact on Karl Marx. When you are a teenager it is more likely to be attracted by left-wings ideas. Several years later, during Ph.D. I got a copy of this new English translation of Science of Logic. It is outstanding. Together with the "Phenomenology of the Spirit" this book states the whole idea behind Hegel's philosophy. It covers a wide range of subjects, from Teleology, Objectivity and Measure to Essence, Appearance and Quantity.
Let me warn you, this is not an easy book, it is must likely that you will have to go through some chapters several times, like I did. In this book you will find the overwhelming and disturbing feeling of "am I not letting something out here?". Fear not though if you are persistent enough finishing the book will be a highly rewarded job, you might end up with a shot at understanding what life is all about. It is not wonder that Physicist/Philosopher David Bohm once claimed Hegel's Science of Logic had a huge impact in his development of the Implicate/ Explicate Order. Definitely this is a must have book