Sunday, July 10, 2011

Harry Potter Take Two

So, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Big creepy spiders, a snake-like creature that can kill you with one look, and a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher that doesn't know what he's doing. These are the types of things that make JK Rowling such a fantastic writer. She comes up with all of this stuff, stuff I couldn't even imagine coming up with. It's what makes Harry Potter so awesome. JK Rowling created this whole world that readers can escape into, a whole world that has its own rules, its own magic. It's fabulous.

It occurred to me after I wrote my last post that I should tell you where each Harry Potter book rates on my scale. In general, my liking increases as I get farther into the series, but there is one exception. I'll get to that when I get to that book. Anyway, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, while it is a fantastic book, is number 6 on my list. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is number 5. Mind you, I still like them a lot better than quite a few other books, but they're just not my favorite out of the series. I like the ones that include more action, it makes it more interesting.

I think I'd have to say that my favorite part of Chamber of Secrets is toward the end, when Harry and Ron actually go down to the chamber. It's so suspenseful and exciting, and actually really pivotal to the end of the series. That's another thing that I like about Harry Potter. Little events in the earlier books can be very important in the later books. I like how JK Rowling connects them all with little details like that. It takes a really skilled writer to do that. I can't wait until she writes something else.

I guess that's all I will say for now. Up next: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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