My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The best Harry Potter book in the series to this point! Rowling’s writing in this book is far better than her previous two. My issues with her “remember when…”-ing in the second book (HP and the Chamber of Secrets) was dealt with. While the characters did reminisce at times, they did it in a way that was not distracting to the current plot. Two thumbs up, five stars, hooray!