While I'm starting threads about books, I thought I'd start the discussion on the Harry Potter books in this forum.

My question:

Which of the books do you like best so far, and why?

My answer:

I'll have to say Prisoner of Azkaban, because of the way she disguised and then revealed Wormtail. It was the kind of thing you don't see coming, but when it does happen, it totally fits the novel.

It was also the point at which I realized that she'd planned the overall plot arc of the books in advance, and it wasn't going to be like a series, with what happens in each book having nothing more in common with past books than continuity of character and conflict.

Plus, the first three were generally better edited, with not a whole lot of things going on that were extraneous to the story.