Series: Harry Potter
Published by Pottermore Limited on March 27, 2012
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Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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 Lockheart, 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 beings, 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.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a cute continuation to the series, but not my favorite book. The magical essence of the book definitely grew and expanded from the sorcerer’s stone. You have flying cars and a willow tree that I never want to meet. As well as a wonky broken wand, snake speaking, and a crazy duel. It seems that Hermione, Harry and Ron are closer than ever even though they still have bickering going on between them. I am really beginning to think that Harry has a magnet on him for bad stuff to happen to him. If something bad is going on he is of course somehow involved. Hagrid and his dangerous animals are hysterical. You would think he would learn but of course not. Also where did this crazy house elf Dobby come from? I love how almost absurd he is, I mean nothing and no one can stop Harry Potter for wanting to leave the Dursleys. All in all I have to say I don’t think the storyline of this book was extremely exciting. It definitely was a mystery though as to who or what was petrifying these people. Lockhart to me was an annoying character and not sure why he was considered “swoony”. I can’t wait to read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because I will finally get to meet Sirius Black.