Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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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?

Title:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0439064864
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:341 pages

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Reviews

  • Zo
    Jun 09, 2012

    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” CHILLS.(REREAD)Okay DUH 5/5 stars. I actually liked this book more than I remembered! This used to be my least...

  • Sasha Alsberg
    Aug 10, 2015

    JK Rowling really knows how to write a great book, thats for sure! Although this wasn't my favorite book in the series, it definitely wasn't because it was bad. I loved the plot and conflict, even tho...

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Nov 25, 2012

    I love this book, of course I do, but the fact remains that this book prominently featured two of my most hated Harry Potter characters. Ginny Weasley and Dobby. There, I said it. I hate them both. In...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jun 26, 2010

    Re-Read in December 2015 for Harry Christmas to YouThis time around I realized how much more entertaining this book is compared to the movie. Nothing against the movie because I LOVE it, but this book...

  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015

    “I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.”-Me, reading Harry PotterTo say it with the words of my 7 year old brother: "It was good but badder than the first book."This ...

  • Evgeny
    Jul 31, 2012

    In memory of Alan Rickman who showed us what Severus Snape looks like on the Big Screen.I made myself a promise not to use any stills from any Harry Potter movies in my reviews for any book of the ser...

  • Wil Wheaton
    Jun 29, 2014

    Overall, I loved this, and I can't wait to start Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban today. Quick thoughts on the things that stood out to me: Wow, the Dursleys were even more loathsome in this b...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ? Rabid Reads
    Aug 27, 2012

    Before I say anything else, it's important you know that I LOVE HARRY POTTER. In my fingers and my toes. LOVE.That being said, this is my least favorite of the early books (I'll let you know whether i...

  • Maxwell
    Nov 27, 2014

    Re-read #?: November 27-28, 2014Re-read #??: November 29-December 3, 2016While this is probably one of my least favorites of the series, it's still a fantastic book. I can't say for sure why I don't l...

  • Lora
    Jun 03, 2011

    "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus DumbledoreSuch a wise wizard.You know how sometimes when you read the first in a series and it turns out s...

About J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

See also: Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch