Author: J.K. Rowling
Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Science Fiction Fantasy
Series: Harry Potter
In series: 2
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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.
I read the second Harry Potter book! And I loved every second of it. I love spending my time in Hogwarts with our dynamic trio. I love the magic and the world. It’s all so fascinating that I hate myself for not reading these when I was a child. Why didn’t I just stick it through? I should have forced myself to read them until I loved them. (Shame on you, Dee!)
“Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.”
As always, the writing was fantastic. I could picture everything perfectly and feel as though I were right there. Maybe it helps because I’ve already seen the movies multiple times so I have that vision in my head…oh well. I loved it. I really like Rowling’s voice. She brings this magical world with a touch of humor, as well as inspiring. I think it’s a good thing I am reading these as I am older so I could really appreciate them more.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue to be my imaginary best friends. I love their loyalty and protectiveness to each other. I seriously had to smile every time Ron wanted to deck Malfoy for calling Hermione a Mudblood. These three are perfect. I really like the new additions we saw also, i.e. Moaning Myrtle.
“Oh well… I’d just been thinking, if you had died, you’d have been welcome to share my toilet.”
Can we just take a moment to appreciate Fred and George? These two…ay LOL
“Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of
their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, “Make way for
the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through ……
Percy was deeply disapproving of this behavior.
“It is not a laughing matter,” he said coldly.
“Oh, get out of the way, Percy,” said Fred. “Harry’s in a hurry.”
“Yeah, he’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged
servant,” said George, chortling.
I could probably quote these two all day, but I’ll leave you to just read this series for yourself and appreciate them!
The only problem I had was that the chamber of secrets had such a small appearance. It came and went so quickly! I was already towards the end with three chapters left thinking “when the heck are we going to see this chamber?!”
Overall, I loved this book. I can’t wait to finally read the others whenever I can actually get my hands on them! I am loving the journey.