Name: Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy and magic

Harry finds himself at the Dursleys again with only his owl to keep him company. Harry could not do his homework or practice Quidditch, a wizard sport, where you fly on brooms. Uncle Vernon had them all locked up in a room and Harry knew that they did not care if he lost his place in the Quidditch team or if he went back to school without his homework done.

One day, when the Dursleys were downstairs, greeting the Mason family, Harry finds himself in his cupboard under the stairs with a house-elf called Dobby. Dobby warns him not to return to Hogwarts. Harry discovers that Dobby has been stopping all of his letters. He could even distinguish the neat handwriting of Hermione and Ron’s untidy scrawl.

Since Harry refuses to not go to Hogwarts, Dobby performs a Hover charm and Harry gets a letter from the Ministry of Magic warning him not to perform any more magic, much to his annoyance.

Harry is locked up in his cupboard and luckily, Ron, Fred, and George come to rescue him in a flying car! Reached at The Burrow, the Weasley brothers get shouted at by their mother, Molly Weasley.

So thus, Harry stays at the Weasleys until he would go to Hogwarts…Harry and the Weasley family, and Ginny, the youngest set of in the car to Platform nine and three quarters to catch off their train. Unfortunately, Harry and Ron get stuck! They cannot pass through the wall! Ron and Harry decide to use the flying car…

On reaching Hogwarts, Harry and Ron crash on the Whomping Willow, a dangerous tree and Ron breaks his wand.

Harry and Ron get detention when Snape surprises them and escorts them to the dungeons to have a talk with the headmaster and Professor McGonagall, the Head of House, Gryffindor.

They also get a new, Defence Against the Dark Arts, teacher, the famous, Gilderoy Lockhart.

All changes when Harry goes to Lockhart’s office for his detention…he hears a strange hissing, coming from the walls…

And mysteriously, Mrs. Norris, Filch the caretaker’s cat gets attacked at the same place where Harry heard the strange hissing. Dumbledore examines her and reveals her to be petrified by some mysterious dark magic.

Professor Lockhart and Professor Snape set up a duelling club when Harry discovers that he can speak Parseltongue. A few people believe that Harry Potter is the heir of Slytherin, the one who will open the chamber of secrets.

When more attacks start, the ministry suspect Hagrid and he is taken to Azkaban, the wizard prison. Harry is suspected by some of the students but when Hermione gets petrified…

Harry and Ron follow the spiders, the hint given by Hagrid, but the giant spider does not speak the monsters name and they return to school with much luck.

Ron and Harry get permission to meet Hermione and in her stony clutched hand, they find a piece of paper, explaining about the basilisk and a single word in Hermione’s handwriting, ‘pipes’…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was AMAZING. It was much more mysterious and suspense than book 1.

I really recommend to read the whole book series. They are my favourite.

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