Thursday, August 25, 2011

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Review]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

#2 in the HP series
341 pages
1 Jan 1998

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts Schools of 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 girls' bathroom; and the unwanted attention 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?

My Thoughts:
Just as good as the first one :)

We're introduced to house elves finally! There's that big doofus Gilderoy Lockhart, dueling lessons, Fawkes, spiders, Moaning Myrtle and Mandrakes. Lest we forget the first encounter with the Whomping Willow. I love how this book sets up so many things for the future books!

Previous review: 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling [here]

Next book: 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the 6 that I've read) by JK Rowling


Heather said...

My roommate after college named her cat Dobby, for the HP series! haha

Thank you for linking up again!

jennie said...

I freaking love these books - read 'em all a couple of times. Ms. Rowling is such a fantastic author. Each time, I notice new things. Soooo good!

Victoria said...

ha, you can't go wrong with Harry Potter :)

happy friday!