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

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

Genre: Fiction, YA, Fantasy, Adventure

Winner of the British Book Award (1999)

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Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last…

The second book in the world famous Harry Potter Series. This book follows Harry’s second year at Hogwarts. However he gets a warning from a house elf before he leaves telling him that he should not return to Hogwarts. This warning could prove to be vital to ensure Harry’s safety, but will he listen?

This year the Chamber of Secrets has been opened at Hogwarts and non pure blood students are being petrified by an unknown monster, It’s a very interesting mystery that the reader gets to follow along with Harry, trying to guess what will happen and who/what is causing the students to become petrified.

Once again another amazing book by J.K. Rowling, the book follows on from the first with the same magical writing and once again readers are bewitched (excuse the pun) by the magical world of Harry Potter. Another must read for all avid readers of all ages. I really enjoyed this book as I do all of the books in this series. Rowling has such an imagination and she has an amazing ability to make you vividly see what she sees in such depth that you believe you are actually there. Amazing writing and another must read, guaranteed once you pick this book up you will definitely not put it down until you’ve finished it.

My favourite part of this book (POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD) has to be when Harry and Ron meet Aragog, the actual description of the huge spider was amazing and as I also suffer Arachnophobia along with Ron I completely understood his fear, as would anyone if they encountered a giant spider in the middle of a deserted forest! However the way Rowling describes Ron’s fear really makes it believable so even if you aren’t scared of spiders you can still feel what Ron is going through, this is how amazing the writing really is!

Rating: 4.9/5

Summing up: Magical



One thought on “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

  1. Adam says:

    I really liked the progression from HP1 to 2. The first one felt like the typical “thwart the villain before he can get any traction”, while this one was much more reactive/defensive, with a villain who was already in full swing.
    One thing I think the series definitely did right, in each book the nature of the conflict feels different. It would have been very easy to rinse and repeat the “Voldemort tries to rise, and Harry thwarts him” formula, but instead J.K. Rowling chose to continue trying new things.

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