Although I really liked both books, I think I enjoyed this one a little better than Chocolat. I liked that the inclusion of witchcraft was much bolder in this one.
Joanne Harris has a talent for creating separate and distinct voices with her writing. This makes the points of view switches enriching, rather than confusing (like it can be sometimes).
I love that she gives us the antagonist’s point of view, making it easier for me to understand the antagonist’s motivations as well as sympathize with her a bit.