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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (original 1998; edition 1999)

by J.K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (1999), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 256 pages
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (1998)

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Love it! ( )
  Jenny_Baker | Sep 28, 2016 |
When I first read the Harry Potter series in high school, I remember this book being my favourite. However, on rereading it through I can understand why some consider it to be the weakest book in the series. While it's by no means my least favourite, it just doesn't feel as strong as the first.

The story is very slow to get going. After Dobby's ominous warnings in Chapter 2, the titular Chamber doesn't get mentioned until over a hundred pages into the novel. The time up until then is largely spent retreading old ground. Harry attends the same old lessons that he did in the first book and we learn very little more about the wizarding world. While some of the little asides are entertaining - I especially enjoyed the gnome throwing and Deathday party - they're not in any way important in the greater scheme of things.

There were also some weak elements to the plot that frustrated me more and more as I thought about them. Like, why doesn't Harry try to use his Parseltongue to stop the Basillisk? Why does Harry never offer to buy Ron a new wand? Why does Hermione, who has been systematically reading her way through the school library, not know what a mudblood is? While I appreciate that this is a middle grade novel, it doesn't excuse some of weak plotting (including those bits that don't really make sense in hindsight when you've read the rest of the series).

Yet Rowling's writing is still just a joy to read. The overall message of the Harry Potter series is still hard to fault, filled with wit and wimsy and focuses up on the importance of teamwork, bravery and friendship to overcome things that threaten that. While the characters haven't developed from how they were in the Philosophers Stone, they're still vibrant and memorable. I'm particularly fond of new addition Gilderoy Lockheart. While he's horrifyingly arrogant, his selfishness desire to hog the limelight in every scene is surprisingly endearing and I loved reading the various ways that he managed to cause chaos in everything he did.

All in all, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is not as strong as the first book but is still a lot of fun to read. It's the last really light hearted book in the series before the plot starts to take a dark turn and it's a fun read for a pre-teen fantasy fan. ( )
  ArkhamReviews | Sep 15, 2016 |
Trollkarls pojken Harry Potter börjar sitt andra år på Hogwards skola för häxkonster men husalfen Dobby försöker stoppa honom för att komma till Hogwards. Harry lyckas ta sig dit ändå men det visar sig att Harry är i fara då någon har öppnat hemlighetens kammare och förstenar elever som inte tillhör renblodiga trollkarlsfamiljer. Harry blir misstänkt som den som öppnat hemlighetens kammare då han besitter förmågan att kunna prata med ormar. Jag kommer ihåg att jag tyckte att denna bok var mycket spännande när jag läste den. När jag läste den kunde man se bilderna framför sig. Rowlings är otrolig i sitt sätt att skriva målande.
  Veronikaaa | Sep 11, 2016 |
Amazing book. ( )
  Bubamdk | Sep 9, 2016 |
Harry Potter, the famous wizard who defeated the Dark Lord Voldemort, is back now at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When the hidden Chamber of Secrets is opened, and one student has been taken in by the monster hidden in it itself, Harry and his friend Ron (with the help of their Petrified friend Hermione) take the student back before she dies in great pain.

This book was absolutely amazing, full of fury, fun and witty jokes. But the question is: Can Harry really the get the student out of the chamber before he dies with her? ( )
  LaviniaRossetti | Sep 6, 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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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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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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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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