Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #2
First published July 2nd, 1998
Genres: YA/Children, Fantasy, Magic
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“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.
I’ve been re-reading Harry Potter to try and finish the series, which for some reason I never did. Well, actually I do know the reason, I wasn’t a fan of the PT translation and so I stopped in the third book and just focused on the movies instead… So, that’s the only reason really, because I freaking love Harry Potter and always did.
This was always a story I really loved. The first one was an amazing beginning and I loved it, but this one was just… more. I just absolutely love it! There’s more tension, characters, magic, darkness, there’s a bit more of everything.
I’m not going to duel on the plot since I’m sure pretty much all of you know it by know, be it for the movies (they are a bit different, but they do follow up pretty damn well with the books!) or the books, so I will just focus on what I loved or didn’t – which is nothing – in this book, without spoiling too much, for those of you that haven’t read it yet. But there will be minor spoilers, so keep that in mind…
So, from the last book, we learn that Harry is actually a Wizard and he was invited to study in the most prestigious school of magic ever – Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is his second year and it’s about to get as easy as the first one, which is to say not at all.
One of the things I most loved about this book has to be Dobby. He is the best elf EVER. He is completely adorable and crazy and he is just so warm-hearted! It’s impossible not to love him! He is one of the highlights of this book for sure.
I also really liked Ginny, I loved her since the first time she appeared but she is slowly growing on me, mainly because she is younger and I just found her adorable and brave. But anyway, there’s just nothing more adorable than being a Weasley, right? They are the best-redheaded family I’ve ever seen! I really loved the beginning of the book, when we got to know more about all of them! Family goals!
Another thing I loved was Parseltongue, I found it super fascinating and I would love to be able to talk to animals, even if it’s snakes, although some other animals would be preferable… I think this was one of the moments that made this book starting to be creepy, although this book had quite many! I don’t wanna say too much but I REALLY enjoyed the amount of darkness this book had – the story gets more and darker but until the third book, we have this mild-darkness that gives me such a different feeling!
And lastly, a thing I also really enjoyed in this book was freaking Fawkes! Because it almost made me cry how sweet he is!
Also, I can’t wait to see more of Ron, Hermione, and Harry! They are an amazing trio and I love how they are super different from each other and yet have such a strong friendship! I’m loving to see them grow and see what they are capable of! There’s just so many characters I love in these books. Hagrid being one I absolutely adore! I love his love for animals, how he is a big and intimidating guy and yet has a heart of gold! He is just so precious.
But the thing about Harry Potter is that it’s full of magic, adventure, and darkness, but it always has warm-hearted moments in it. It’s full of lovable friendship moments, amazing magical creatures and unexpected events that steal your heart. There’s just so many moments I treasure in this book! I’m incredibly glad I’m finally reading this in English.
Have you read Harry Potter yet? What’s your fav moment from this one? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!