Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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... show more
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 girls’ 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!
Publish date: 1999-06-02
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#2)
I LOVE this series and wish I could read it again for the first time. But it has been a while since I read this one and it was fun to hear the differences from the movie. And Jim Dale never disappoints.
...That's what it feels like to be back in the world of Harry Potter again. This time I am listening on Audible, and it is an absolute treat!
It's so weird. I first read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when I was 19 years old. Now reading it when I am 38 I am just seeing all kinds of issues. Maybe some of it is colored by the fact that I am older. And maybe some of it is by the fact that I am realizing that I don't particularly ca...
So on my YouTube channel I am participating in a readalong called potterwatch. Each month we are reading a Harry Potter book and watching the film that goes with it. Last month we did the first book and first movie. So this month it's book 2 turn. I still have to watch the movie for the book. So thi...
(original review, 2000)So millions of readers think these books are brilliant. It takes an odd sort of character to say, in this context, "frankly the books are rubbish".Very odd.It seems so much more natural, and logical, to say something like "I think these books are badly written ("he was sat the...