I had a bad migraine headache for most of the day so I spent it reading the second Harry Potter book, the Chamber of Secrets, and once again I am impressed at the quality and depth of the story. I read the first book just prior to the release of the movie and found it to be very enjoyable. I was surprised at the quality of the story being that it is aimed at children.
The second book doesn’t disappoint either. It managed to do a good job of tossing out red herrings along the way to leave the reader guessing up until the end as to whom might be behind the events that are unfolding. I thought they did a decent job with the first movie despite the cuts that had to be made to the story and I’m looking forward to seeing how the next one turns out.
After finishing the second book I am once again amazed that folks would try to have them banned from schools and libraries. Stories aimed at kids that can also be enjoyed by adults are few and far between and the quality of these books is better than many novels aimed at adults. I don’t tend to read a lot of fiction in my spare time as I tend to prefer non-fictional informational and historical books and it’s even rarer that I read an entire book in one sitting as I did today. It is safe to say that J.K. Rowling is one of my favorite authors at this point. If you’ve not taken the time to read the books I highly recommend you do as they are very worthwhile.