Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
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?
That was so, so many years ago, and now I'm finally reading the books.
The Chamber of Secrets, for a lack of better word, is HELLA interesting.
Tom being super creepy, but also kinda charming.
Hagrid as a boy.
Draco being a dick.
Our main trio's friendship.
Everything about this book is grand. No complaints. Perfection.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts students to human statues. 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?
The second book of the Harry Potter series has always been one of my favourite, I've always loved the basilisk, hiding down in the basement of a school. The whole diary and riddle mystery always puts me on the edge of my seat, and I just have to keep reading, even through the last quarter of the AFL grand final (which my team did win!!! Don't worry, I finished it before the winning goal!).
I love the characters in this book. The author has all her characters fit certain roles, and it all works perfectly. With the three main characters, the rival and even the enemy, this book has it all. They are all perfect, and so is the rest of the book, and you will be hooked on the first page of the book, this is a must read.
And this book contains my favourite sentence:
"The Chamber of Secrets has been opened,
Enemies of the heir, beware"
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and fantasy or just wants something different to read. There are so many characters who kids and adults alike can relate to, which makes reading this book so enjoyable for many people. After all, a book so famous and internationally loved has to be great! Overall, a great read for basically everyone, I would strongly recommend this fascinating and amazing story to all!
It was amazing, the biy who lived fighting again against Voldemort, and trynig to save RonÂ´s little sister, that was awesome. All teh details, all ths story, the mystery. I really liked it!!
The Harry Potter series casts its magical spell once again in the second installment, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". We find Harry experiencing (notice I didn't say enjoying) his summer at the Dursley's home...shut off from the wizarding world entirely. Now, I don't just mean removed from Higwart's; we are talking total cut off. His friends are not even writing to him, leaving Harry wondering if he has been forgotten. All seems to be going along the same lines of mistreatment until an unexpected visitor arrives.
Hmmm...perhaps arrives is not the right word, let's go with shows up. Dobby, the house elf to a darker wizard family, has arrived to save Harry Potter's life. The only way this can be done is if Harry promises not to go back to Hogwart's. Might as well be asking him not to breathe, so of course he does not agree. Mayhem ensues, but good triumphs once again with Harry's escape to the Weasley residence. Harry is welcomed with open arms and soon the tricky trio are back together...in Diagon Alley for school supplies! This year, Gilderoy Lockhart, author of many books and heart throb to the ladies, will be teaching the Defense Against the Dark Arts course....can't wait to see how that turns out (well, I know, I read it....but you may not have!). While purchasing the necessities, an unexpected, and frankly unwelcome, meeting with Lucious and Draco Malfoy follows, leaving all with a bitter taste in their mouths.
Alas, summer is over, and it is time to return to Hogwart's! But, what's this? They can't get on the platform to board the train? In what should have been an ideal return to his true home away from home, Harry is met with far more obstacles than anticipated. From wild flying cars, to the Whomping Willow, to frightening new abilities....maybe Harry should have heeded Dobby's warning? Will Harry be able to save the school from the newest evil unleashed? Will he survive the encounter?
I'm not one to spoil the ending for potential readers and so I will close my review (spoilers are lurking in my text!). All I can say is that if you were a fan of the first book, you will love the second and anticipate the third.....happy reading!
I found this installment in the Harry Potter series was not the best. I have read the whole series and this was definitly my least favourite. I found it a slow read and not really intriguing. However, the whole concept seemed quite interesting at first. The whole Tom Riddle being a memory was quite interesting but I found it strange when a bunch of Mudbloods became petrified, however I do realize it was explained, and it was obvious that J.K. Rowling was trying to make it even more interesting when Hermione was petrified but it was obvious she was going to be ok.
It is an awsome book and as compared to the other harry potter books it is one of the best if you read J.K.Rowling you must read this.It has a few scenes that the movie din't haveand they are very imaginative.J.K.R has an amazing imagination.It's a great book and a must!!(though the philosopher's stone was better).
The idea of an ancient monster silently stalking and mysteriously killing students who are not of pure blood at Hogwarts, on the orders of the memory the young man who grew up to be HeWhoMustNotBeNamed, that came out of the diary of a young innocent girl is kind of creepy but very exciting and a great idea for a book. I loved it! One more masterpiece from the mind of the legendary J.K. Rowling!
this book is the definition of awesome if u like magic adventure and action then read!!! read it i say!!!u will love getting excited over the turn of every page... harry and his friends go further into hogwarts and discover about what happened many years ago in the chamber of secrets...read on...