“The second book in the series. Harry returns to Hogwarts for school. This year he is hearing things and realizes that it is a Basilisk. Typically only Slytherin people can speak. Harry finds a secret chamber where Voldemort is waiting for Harry.”LouAnn Bresson wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Go Harry! Your my wizard! Say hi to Ginny for me! ”Reagan Brady wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I give it five starssssssssss!!!!!!!!! its an amazing book and an amazing sequel love the book so much as well as the movie . I recommend this book to anyone . I can read it over and over again and never get bored over it .”giulianna wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fiction (summer reading)”AndreaM wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book aloud to my children. It was won a number of literary awards, including: 2008 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 1999 British Book Award, 1999 Smarties Prize, and 1999 Booklist Editors' Choice.
At the start of the book, 12 year-old Harry is eagerly awaiting his return for his second year at Hogwarts. The Dursleys are hosting an important dinner for Mr. Dursley’s boss and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mason, and Harry is supposed to remain out of sight so as not to embarrass them. Upon his return to his room, he finds a strange elf named Dobby who has come to warn Harry not to return to Hogwarts. When Harry finds out that Dobby has been stealing the letters from Ron and Hermione meant for Harry, he is furious. Dobby makes trouble for Harry and uses magic to send Mrs. Dursley’s dessert crashing to the floor and a furious Mr. Dursley forbids Harry from ever returning to Hogwarts. He installs iron grates over the window and takes away his magic books and wand and locks them up in the cupboard under the stairs. Poor Harry! Good thing that Ron and his twin brothers steal their father’s magical car and use it to tear the grate from the window and rescue Harry!
Harry stays with the Weasleys until school starts, and Dobby tries to prevent Harry from getting aboard the Hogwarts train by sealing the magical passageway to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. The quick-thinking boys use Mr. Weasley’s car again to get to Hogwarts, although not without consequences!
The newness of Hogwarts still hasn’t rubbed off for me. I found it just as magical as the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In this installment, we are introduced to the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart. The women all swoon over this man, who has authored many books that recount his magical escapades. The book is a bit darker than the series debut, and Harry keeps hearing a chilling voice who whispers murderous words. Victims are becoming petrified, essentially turning into statues, and it seems to have to do with a Chamber of Secrets that was opened many years before. The key lies in a mysterious book that falls into Harry’s possession, which was owned by a Hogwarts student named Tom Riddle.
My kids and I absolutely loved this book! It was filled with so much excitement, and it was the highlight of our day to read this at bedtime each night. Even at such a young age, it is easy to see that Harry is becoming a very powerful wizard. I love the whole “good versus evil” tone that Rowling has created.
As was with the first one, I love how Rowling ends off the book with such a touching scene between Dumbledore and Harry. Dumbledore always offers Harry sage insight and treats him with such warmth and love, and I couldn’t help getting misty-eyed.”
“Better than the first! ”Hannah, Proud Hufflepuff! wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is an amazing book. Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His two friends, Ron and Hermione, are soon to be going to the dungeons for their dreaded potions class, Herbology, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts and Quidditch; the wizrading sport. Then strange and frighting things start to happen. First Harry hears strange noises and then Ron's sister, Ginny is gone... ”Dumbledores Army wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is one of my favorites in the series!”Kenny Taylor wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No