Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K Rowling
Series: Harry Potter
Audience: Children/ Young Adult
Format: Book - Personal Collection
From Goodreads: As if it's not bad
enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys [Harry] is thwarted
in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation
option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a
valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like
a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted
halls of Hogwarts.
Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the
walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco
Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about
survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The
mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, "The
Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware." But
what exactly does it mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that
is wizardly possible--including risking their own lives--to solve this
50-year-old, seemingly deadly mystery. This deliciously suspenseful
novel is every bit as gripping, imaginative, and creepy as the first;
familiar student concerns--fierce rivalry, blush-inducing crushes,
pedantic professors--seamlessly intertwine with the bizarre, horrific,
fantastical, or just plain funny. Once again, Rowling writes with a
combination of wit, whimsy, and a touch of the macabre that will leave
readers young and old desperate for the next installment
What I thought: I decided back in August after seeing the last Harry Potter movie to re-read the books. I read the first one and then promptly got caught up in other stuff! After reading a few heavier type books, I decided I needed something a little lighter and this was perfect.
I do find it interesting rereading these having read all of them. You pick up little things and wonder if Rowling had the whole series mapped out at the beginning, or whether she took ideas from these earlier books and expanded them later. Either way, it's just as good now as it was the first time!
Recommended for: everyone! A true classic
Challenges: 100+ Challenge. I’m not adding this to my YA challenges as I feel it’s not really a YA book, more a children’s.