Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
No. of pages: 360
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Children’s
Publication date: July 2nd 1998
Date read: September 4th 2017
“There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.”
Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone… Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Aaaand although I’ve just finished reading, I’m already missing the magical Wizarding World. I really hope that I’ll finish my September TBR early, so I can dive into HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was hands down my favourite Harry Potter film. I think it’s just the creepiest of them all, with the voices in the walls, the petrified victims of the Basilisk and of course the “memory” of Voldemort in the end scene, that involved lots of blood and slime. Yep, creeped me out as a kid.
This book shows, once again, that the two boys in the Golden Trio wouldn’t have survived, or a least wouldn’t have solved the mystery, without the help of the girl in the Trio: Hermione Granger. She’s hands down my favourite character in the books. But of course, the books are also filled with more irksome characters, like Draco Malfoy and his father. In the first books he is quite annoying and just downright mean. I have seen the films hundreds of times, but once again I was shocked by his cruelty with his remarks about mudbloods. Luckily, Rowling has the talent of showing that even the bad guys have their soft sides, so I’m looking forward to reading the book which will definitely bring my love for the character of Draco back.
Something else I love about these stories is that they are built up so very well! Every little detail you get at the start of the book, will eventually come back in the ending. Everything makes sense and just … fits! Nothing has been put down on paper without it having to do with something with the finale. Love it!