“Children gripped by the funny, quirky and imaginative storylines of J.K. Rowling’s books will undoubtedly be hooked again.”
The third book in the Potter series, and you can tell. Gone is much of the recapping and character background, it’s kept to a bare minimum on the assumption that you have read the first two books previously. Which, to be fair, most people will have done. If not everybody. There are, of course, brief descriptions and recaps but this is dealt with nicely as you are plunged back into the towering spires and wand waving antics of Harry, Ron, Hermione and the other assorted people/creatures/freaks that seem to gather around them.
This is a very accomplished effort and it’s apparent that J. K. Rowling was really beginning to get into her stride, probably in the knowledge that she had the freedom to finish her saga in a multi book deal. (I’m only guessing here).