It was a fast read, but it didn't convince me by itself to continue with the series. I've been told by a lot of people to keep reading as they just continue to get better. I should hope so, because this one didn't pull me in and convince me to read more about Harry and his friends. I realize it's a young adult book, and I know that most adults love them almost more than their children. I didn't feel that way. I read it, but it didn't make any profound difference to me. It was just another book.
Perhaps later on I'll read the second one and slowly get through the series, but I feel there are other books out there that I would like to read before the rest of these.