I returned to Hogwarts in book two of the infamous Harry Potter series as I once again read this book aloud to my daughters. Once again, the magic, hijinks, plot-twists, and characters of J.K. Rowling's world managed to keep my children enthusiastically engaged, begging me to read "one more chapter!" each night.
There was more character development and growing back story in this book. For example, the reader can tell that there will be a growing rift between the 'pure blood' wizards and the 'mud bloods' (half wizard half muggle born) and the muggle born children.
However, I didn't find this second book to be anything special. I've tired of the wizard world, and have told my daughters that they'll have to wait until next summer for me to read book three.