A decent follow-up to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
. This second installment in the series maintains the light and fun atmosphere of the first. The movie plot is quite thin, and while I'm fairly sure the series has no real overarching storyline, I still found myself wanting some sort of development in addition to reading the everyday adventures of Haruhi and the gang. The little information that was revealed about the characters weren't really enough for one book. Still, it was enjoyable enough.