“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 is 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 so 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!”
I love this book! It makes this series just get more interesting! Every detail of it (much like the Sorcerer’s Stone) is just written absolutely perfect.
This book made me laugh, made me cry, and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Even though I had read it before, it felt like I was reading it for the first time again.
I loved Dobby as a character. He made me laugh so much. He has always been one of my favorite characters in the series. There is just something about him that I just love. I felt bad for him, being a houself and having to serve the Malfoys. I was very happy when Harry freed him at the end of the book.
The concept of the Chamber of Secrets gave me the chills the first time I read it and still does even though this it the 5th time I’ve read it. From the writing on the walls saying “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened, Enemies of the heir beware” to the basilisk living in the chamber itself. Even in the movie it creeps me out.
I was surprised to find out that Ginny was the one who opened the chamber. It hadn’t occurred to me that it was her. I would have never thought that this innocent little girl somehow managed to get her hand on Tom Riddle’s (aka Voldemort) diary, have all of her action’s controlled by him without her knowing, and open the chamber of secrets.
My favorite quote of all time from the series wasn’t mentioned in the book but it was mentioned in the movie adaptation. That quote was when Neville says “Why is it always me?” It makes me laugh every time I here it. Another one of my favorite quotes from the series is mentioned at the very end of the book as well as in the movie. That quote is when Dobby says “Master has given Dobby clothes . Dobby is free.” That quote brings tears of joy to my eyes every time.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to move on with the series (again!). Onto the Prisoner of Azkaban!!
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