Book Reviews

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” Review

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

“All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to 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 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.”  – Goodreads

Why did I read this book?

Obviously, I read this book because I had just finished the first one and, of course, absolutely loved it.

Worth the Read?

I read this book in just over a week – starting on January 20 and ending January 29. I really enjoyed this book because I gained a love and respect for Ginny that I didn’t 100% have during the first book. This book made me realize not only how much I hate Uncle Vernon, but also how much I hate spiders -Aragog, if you know what I’m saying. Either way, once I reached the end of this book I couldn’t stop myself from starting the third book as soon as I was able, and that alone shows that this book deserved the 5/5 stars it received. This book was even better than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and I’m so happy my friend asked me to read these books.

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Personal Note:

My apologies for being so absent since February. Life kind of overwhelmed me with all of my schoolwork for AP classes and such. Luckily, I made it out of my sophomore year with a GPA of 4.2 and my lowest grade being a 98! I should post a lot more this summer and hopefully next school year, too. Love you all!


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