Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, Bk 2)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Harry Potter, Bk 2 Author:J. K. Rowling When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school. — Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had been so mean and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get... more » 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 who says that if Harry 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 and a spirit who haunts the girls bathroom. But then the real trouble begins - someone is 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?« less
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the astounding smash hit Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is finally here! No need to wait Harry's back for his second year at Hogwarts, where the infamous Chamber of Secrets has been opened for the first time in 50 years. The monster that is unleashed is literally petrifying Hogwarts students (turning them into stone, that is), and who is the primary suspect? Harry Potter himself. Add to this some enormous spiders, a Deathday Party, a ghost named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and lots and lots of suspense, and you'll soon find yourself engrossed in another terrific tale in which magic does exist and good eventually triumphs over evil
If you have never before heard of Harry Potter, let me be the first to say, "Welcome to Earth, dear alien friend!" The second book of the series. The movies do not do justice to the books. The English sense of humor is just fantastic. I bought this for me, not my kids, by the way. They have their own copy!
The 2nd in the series. Still a little light-hearted for the youngsters. I love Gilderoy and especially the Lucius Malfoy. Or maybe it's the actors who portray them. But, then again, women tend to like those "bad boys." LOL! Excellent book for a literature circle. Have students read then view the movie for a compare/contrast.
This is the second in the Harry Potter series. This book is amazing. Ms. Rowling gets better and better with all of her books! This is a great world that she has created and I don't want to see it end! If you haven't read this series, I highly suggest that you do!
In the second book of the Harry Potter series Rowling takes Harry back to Hogwarts in the form of a flying car that the Weasley boys "borrow" from their Father as they spirit Harry away from his evermore sour tempered relatives the Dursley's who would like nothing better than to see Harry magically make himself permanently disappear. In his new year at school Harry, and his two best friends face many new obstacles as they become detectives and sleuth around the spiraling stairways and dark corners of Hogwarts trying to figure out who is attacking students and leaving cryptic messages on the walls; One of them even being accused and another attacked!
This installment in the series is full of adventure and kept me turning the pages, it was a bit fast paced and the ending could have been spread out more, and explained in more detail as far as the details but in all I enjoyed the book, and am looking forward to continuing the series.
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These books are just so creative and entertaining! This book was so fun and easy to read, you really get immersed in the world!
Harry Potter is back at Hogwarts for his second year. After arriving at the school in a flying car and almost getting expelled for performing magic outside of school he begins the school year. There is a new Professor for the Defense of the Dark Arts class and a new Slytherin Seeker (Hint: It is someone Harry and the rest are NOT fond of at all). Not long after he arrives, a message is painted on a wall: "The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened..." Harry, Ron and Hermione go through a variety of antics to figure out what the Chamber of Secrets IS and why this message has the professors and students so scared. I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were not in the movie, such as Nearly Headless Nick's "Deathday Party" and several parts involving Percy Weasley.
I am so very glad I finally decided to pick up this book series (I feel like I'm the only one in the world who has not read it yet!)
The CoS was my least favorite in the HP series. I thought Prof. Lockhart's character and involvement took up too much time and overshadowed the rest of the story. The only thing I enjoyed about this book was the intro of Dobby, the house elf, though I would have liked for Rowling to include him in more of the book than he was. Overall, it isn't a boring story and fits in nicely with the flow of the series. I just didn't particularly care for Lockhart and thought Rowling gave too much to that character.
As usual J.K. Rowling has proved to be a writer for our times and the future. Actually I already this and all of her other Potter works and have never been disappointed in any of them. It was great to reread this again.