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

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: 2 June 1998
Origins: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Series: Harry Potter Series: Sorcerer's Stone (1), Chamber of Secrets (2), Prisoner of Azkaban (3), Goblet of Fire (4), Order of the Phoenix (5), Half-Blood Prince (6), Deathly Hollows (7)

Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys were so mean and hideous that all Harry 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 and a spirit who haunts the girls' bathroom. But then the real trouble begins--someone is 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!

This book is actually my least favorite Harry Potter novel, if you can imagine it. Doesn't mean I don't love it and that I can even pretend to stop reading once I have started, but it is my least favorite of the seven. I am not sure really why I like this one less. I think because this book felt more like a transition sort of book to me, even though it's vital to the series and the characters.

I love this book because we found out who Harry Potter is in the first book, now we get to learn more about him. His likes, dislikes, wants, needs. He becomes more of a character in this story we can relate to instead of the icon he is made to be in the first book. As always we have Hermione and Ron tagging along as well, who I equally adore...although I do have a small crush on Rupert Grint, he is just adorable. :) 

I enjoy this book...I love the characters, the emotions, and the little tidbits we pick up as we read...things that pop up later.

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  1. This is actually my favorite book in the series! I think I like it because it's all about books. I also loved the scene where Harry gets a Valentine from Ginny (even though he doesn't know it's from her).

  2. Aww I have a little crush on Rupert too :o) hehe


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