Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling August 14, 2009Posted by KJ theBookGirl in review, Uncategorized.
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“Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last…”
This awesome sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will once again have you laughing, crying, groaning and celebrating with Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the characters as they enter their second year and the adventures become even more epic, much more mysterious and darkly deadly.
The book opens at the end of the summer holidays, where he finds a cute little creature named Dobby (a house elf) in his room, telling he must not go back to Hogwarts because dangerous things are going to happen. After facing a large number of obstacles, which he has to conquer in order to even enter Hogwarts he once again begins a year at his wizarding school.
It isn’t long before the mystery begins to unfold, and once again Harry, Ron and Hermione take it upon themselves to work out what is happening, why it is happening, and most importantly of all, how to stop it.
If you love the perfectly written (and perfectly stereotyped) characters, with all their childlike charm and entertaining roles, you will not be disappointed by this sequel. It still stars all the old favourites (even good old Mrs Norris – Filch’s cat) as well as adding a good number of new, brightly painted characters (including the emotional Moaning Myrtle and the self-obsessed Gilderoy Lockhart).
As for the complexity, originality and twists and turns of the plot…well, it has the key mystery factor which will keep you reading until you have finished. It has under plots, and minor story lines which help develop the characters and shape Harry into a better person, as well as improve the senses of morals. It keeps a realistic line with the personalities, which is, after all, what books are all about, and this allows the reader to relate even to a wizard.
Although it has a somewhat predictable ending, the journey is anything but, and there is enough that is not told that stops the reader guessing what the cause of all the trouble is, and how it can be stopped.
In conclusion, a good, worthwhile read (despite it’s aimed audience), with light-hearted humour and plenty of puzzles to keep every reader entertained.