Being the classic traditionalist that she is, my older sister would call this a catastrophe. A new cover for the second book in the Harry Potter series!? Outrage. I agree that there is something about the original book cover that brings back memories of the first read...and the second...and the third (and for big sis, all that plus the french version). However, I'm excited that this new cover initiative might enable a younger generation of readers to fall in love with these books the way we did. Besides, no matter what you put on the cover, it's the magical mysteries on those interior pages that make us true fans.