HP #2 was an enjoyable read, although perhaps not as entertaining to me as book 1. I liked the twist at the end, although I fear HP being the continual hero may grow old. This one still has a younger YA feel than I am used to but as many fans of the series say, the series matures and grows more interesting. While I do enjoy the characters I do not have a overwhelming urge to see what happens next. Perhaps the later books will surprise me yet.