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

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

Continuing my reread of the Harry Potter series, I now have my reread review here,  and have moved on to the next in the series.
Again, I assume most people know all about this book, so I’ll try to keep it simple and to the basics.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This is probably my least favorite book. Why??

Because of the duel scene.

I hate snakes and I’m terrified by them. Even if there is a huge snake towards the end of the book, the duel scene is the one that makes me most uncomfortable. II always skip this scene in every read. And it may seem silly, but the duel scene makes this book my least favorite in this series!

What I like the most in this book is the subtle clues dropping at random. For example, how even from the beginning, some are questioning Lockhart’s abilities, and the introduction of Dobby the House Elf and his love for Harry even as he causes major mayhem at 4 Privet Drive.

Of course, let’s not forget the *ahem* cleverness of everyone looking for the Chamber of Secrets and the monster within….

Salazar Slytherin was a parselmouth, the insignia of the Slytherin house is a snake, Harry Potter can talk to snakes, what can the monster be?

Another thing I liked was Ginny, She didn’t play a big role in the movies, but in the book, she is amazing! Even if this is the beginning of her character!

And let’s not forget Albus Dumbledore’s greatest line in this book. One that I had forgotten he said.

“The best of us sometimes eat our words.”

I was amazed during this reread, because I just noticed this. Dumbledore did,  in fact , take back what he said about punishing Ron and Harry!

Oh, those details that I love….

Have you read the Harry Potter series? Did you hate it? Did you like it? Are you a Potterhead, like me?

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

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #2
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Genre: Children's Literature, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy / Magical Elements, Fantasy / Magical Realism, Witches
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747538484
Published on: 28 May, 1999
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 251
Audio Length: 10 hours and 8 minutes
Rated: four-stars
Heat: 0 Flames

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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 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!

A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

In 2012, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little Brown), which has now been published in 44 languages.

J.K. Rowling has also written The Cuckoo's Calling (Little Brown), her first crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, which was published in 2013 and is to be translated into 37 languages.   A second Robert Galbraith novel is due to be published in 2014.