"The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts Schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike..." (Goodreads)Time sure flew by! I read book one of this series last November at the height of the anticipation of part one of book seven's movie debut. I loved the first book and was sure to catch up by the time part two rolls around. Yikes, it's around the corner! And needless to say, I'm far from being caught up. But that's okay, I'll eventually complete the series and then watch the film adaptations. Yes, I have not seen any of the movies. Honestly, I just didn't think it was my kind of movie. Anyway, I'm sure that will change because I adore the series so far therefore I look forward to seeing its majesty in film.
Glad I stumbled into the large print of this book. I found it to be an easier read for my aging eyes, but then the book's a bit heavy on the hands, oh well. Anyway, another lovely read. I am definitely understanding the mass hysteria that is the Harry Potter phenomenon. J.K. Rowling is absolutely brilliant and I anticipate the next installments to be even better! Such amazing imagination and flow to the adventures that befall Harry and friends. It's absolutely fun! Wild characters, exciting escapades, and twisty plots. Totally scrumptious to my reading eyes!!
What I'm discovering so far is that Harry Potter, the character, is nothing without his supporting characters. In fact, I think he's rather weak, but throw in friends, enemies, fantastic adventures and Harry Potter becomes amazing. That's part of Ms Rowling's brilliance ...developing the characters already established and then introduces new ones that you will find essential and by book's end, a fixture to the series as well. I'm at total awe of this author's talent to captivate.
This is book two so this follows Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts. Usually, summer tortures with the Dursley's, then adventurous fight of survival at wizardly school year. Fun, fun, fun! Getting to the end was so worth it! In general, the book could stand alone (it gives a generalized review of book one) and one could be satisfied, yet you can't help but want to know what the next years will bring. Brilliant, I tell ya, brilliant!