“The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children’s books which are read and reread into adulthood.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
So, the second Harry Potter book. Only recently have I been introduced into the magical, stick waving, broom stick mounting, floating candle world of Potter and his friends. It comes after many years of depriving myself of the wonders because of awkward things like work and eating and other unimportant stuff.
I enjoyed the first book a great deal and relished all the hints and suggestiveness that was nodded at in it. A whole world continuing to unfurl in my imagination.
To say I was disappointed is maybe an overstatement, slightly deflated is maybe more accurate. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a fine children’s book, with all the good morals, fine story telling and warmth of friendship and belonging driving it along nicely. It also retains the dual layered elements that J.K. Rowling does so well, appealing to the young and old alike.