I'm on book 2 right now and just loving it!
- Mundungus Fletcher is first mentioned in passing by Arthur Weasley who says that, during a raid, Mundungus tried to hex him when his back was turned. Once a tool, always a tool.
- We actually get a glimpse of Hermione's parents when they're in Diagon Alley shopping for their second year at Hogwarts.
A PERSONAL TOUCH:
- When I first read the second book, I was so worried that Harry wasn't going to make it Hogwarts this time and that it would be a book all about the terrible Dursleys that I nearly put it down. But the front cover art told me fantastical things were coming, so I kept on.
Speaking of book two, there are new editions of the series coming out in August with new cover art! Yes, I love Mary GrandPre's work, but I think these covers will draw in a whole new generation who may have only seen the movies and not read the books at all. The cover for the second book just premiered this week:
What do you guys think of the new cover? Let me know in the comments!