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

Series: Harry Potter, #2
Pages: 352
Published: June 26, 1997
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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’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 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?


Just like the first book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets started so good and so natural that it instantly made me feel that I am one of its characters and is present with every scene in this story. I love that it’s so easy to read that even if you haven’t read the first book yet, you can perfectly understand the story because the author takes time to explain those events or terms that was first mentioned in the first book.

But unlike the first book, this one had quite a number of some new words that I need to consult my dictionary for its meaning, but so far, it didn’t annoy me at all because this story is just too good to be true. It’s been so many years since I’ve watched the movie that’s why when I read those scenes that I remembered from the movie, I get too excited and can’t help my stupid grin. I know this line has been too overused by me, but I have to say that books are absolutely better than the movie. All of those scenes that I had some questions with in the movie we’re all explained in the book.

In its first few chapters, we we’re also introduced to the life of the Weasley family and I can’t really help but be envious of Ron. Even if they’re not rich like the evil Malfoy, their family are, should I say, the best family I’ve ever met in the world of books so far. It’s also so much better because of the playful twins, awww. I’ll be binge watching all the 7  movies after I’ve read this series for sure haha.

I have no complaints and I didn’t find any questionable scenes at all. All are properly executed and I can’t even believe that it’s only 352 pages because I felt that it was almost a thousand pages for there’s so many happenings in this book.

I don’t know what to add anymore so let me finish this review by saying that this is absolutely one those books that is worth your money and time. Enjoy reading soon 😉

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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