5 stars · Fantasy · fiction · series · young adult

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter #2
Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

author : J. K. Rowling

pages : [paperback] 341

memorable quote : “Oh well… I’d just been thinking, if you had died, you’d have been welcome to share my toilet.” 

favorite characters : hermione & moaning myrtle

summary :

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl’s bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone – or something – starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself?

review :

I love this series so much! The adventure continues as Harry, Ron, and Hermione start their second year at Hogwarts and have so many new challenges to face. The worst is the fact that Hogwarts students are turning up petrified and no one knows who could be doing this to everyone. Draco seems like the most obvious evil suspect . . But everyone seems to suspect Harry himself even more.

I love this book because when I first read it I had no idea where it was going. I was literally on the edge of my seat wondering if they could figure out what was happening and stop the culprit before it was too late and someone ended up dead. The entire scene in the forest at the end both horrified and captivated me as I realized just how gripping and wonderful these books are. They are full of creative plot twists that I could never anticipate and still enjoy when rereading several times over.

I definitely recommend these books, to everyone, especially people wanting to get into reading. This is the series that really spurred my passion for books and I love it all that much more for that.

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