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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)

by J. K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (2)

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I rated 5 stars because there is a lot of action. There also was some suspense making you want you to continue reading. There was some surprises but not many.

Harry has come back to Hogwarts for his second year. He arrives with his friend Ron in a flying car because they missed the Hogwarts Express. They miss the sorting but on there way to the dormitory harry hears a voice that no one else hears. Later someone or something writes a message in blood on the wall. The next day a cat is found paralyzed. Over the next few days many people are found paralyzed and then someone dies. Harry finds That he can open the Chamber of Secrets. The chamber is home to the Basalick the Basalick. The Basalick was the cause of the trouble in Hogwarts. Harry kills the Basalick and saves Hogwarts.
  jonathan.dukas | May 28, 2016 |
Currently re-reading the entire Harry Potter series with my HS senior daughter (her idea) and HS freshman son. This shared experience is a lot of fun. The first time around, we read them individually at different times.

When I'm done, I'll come back and state which one in the series is my favorite. Otherwise there's not really much to add to the several thousand reviews of each book in this series. We all know the Harry Potter series is an epic story :-) . ( )
  ValerieAndBooks | May 4, 2016 |
brilliant ( )
  MaiaMcCauley | Apr 27, 2016 |
Book 2 in the series. Again, I absolutely loved this book just like the first one and could not put it down! This time around at Hogwarts, the Chamber of Secrets has been opened and is causing a mess at the school and poor Harry keeps getting hurt or in trouble.

For the rest of the review, visit my blog at: http://angelofmine1974.livejournal.com/104639.html ( )
  booklover3258 | Apr 27, 2016 |
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  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
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The atmosphere Rowling creates is unique; the story whizzes along; Harry is an unassuming and completely sympathetic hero. But, truth to tell, you may feel as if you’ve read it all before. Rowling clearly hit on a winning formula with the first Harry Potter book; the second book — though still great fun — feels a tad, well, formulaic.
 
Tras derrotar una vez más a lord Voldemort, su siniestro enemigo en Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal, Harry espera impaciente en casa de sus insoportables tíos el inicio del segundo curso del Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería. Sin embargo, la espera dura poco, pues un elfo aparece en su habitación y le advierte que una amenaza mortal se cierne sobre la escuela. Así pues, Harry no se lo piensa dos veces y, acompañado de Ron, su mejor amigo, se dirige a Hogwarts en un coche volador. Pero ¿puede un aprendiz de mago defender la escuela de los malvados que pretenden destruirla? Sin saber que alguien ha abierto la Cámara de los Secretos, dejando escapar una serie de monstruos peligrosos, Harry y sus amigos Ron y Hermione tendrán que enfrentarse con arañas gigantes, serpientes encantadas, fantasmas enfurecidos y, sobre todo, con la mismísima reencarnación de su más temible adversario.
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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duddle, JonnyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Seán P. F. Harris, getaway driver and foul-weather friend.
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Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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The Latin translation of this book (Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum) should NOT be combined with the main work (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), under the "dead languages" exception in the combining rules.
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Harry talks to snakes.
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Lucky for Ginny....
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439064864, Hardcover)

It's hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it's not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts.

Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, "The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware." But what exactly does it mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that is wizardly possible--including risking their own lives--to solve this 50-year-old, seemingly deadly mystery. This deliciously suspenseful novel is every bit as gripping, imaginative, and creepy as the first; familiar student concerns--fierce rivalry, blush-inducing crushes, pedantic professors--seamlessly intertwine with the bizarre, horrific, fantastical, or just plain funny. Once again, Rowling writes with a combination of wit, whimsy, and a touch of the macabre that will leave readers young and old desperate for the next installment. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for 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.

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