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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (1998)

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I love the Harry Potter series. I do. Though I've only read 1-4 and am now currently rereading the series so I can finish it. This installment is great because it opens up our eyes and Harry's eyes to racism in the Wizarding community. In Book 1, we are just being introduced to the wizarding world JK Rowling has created, so everything is fresh and new and seems wonderful...especially compared to boring, dull, ordinary, and safe Muggle world. Of course, we see glimpses of Wizard racism with the introduction of Draco Malfoy's character, but you don't get to see as much until the second book. In Book 2, Hermione Granger is subjected to a racial slur about her parentage by Draco Malfoy. And there are several hate crimes against Muggle born wizard students throughout the school year. So yeah, while this book is enjoyable for children, it also deals with deep issues. Adults can enjoy this book and others in this series. This book is still one of the lighter books of the series. Harry is starting to find out the with the great awesome qualities of the wizarding world comes the horrible parts as well. The wizarding world is obviously bigger and grander than the Muggle world, so while the good parts are extra good, the bad is also magnified. The book is well-written, like all the others. Easily accessible to children but still not too juvenile for adults and teens to enjoy. ( )
  kyndyleizabella | Jan 23, 2017 |
I got the illustrated edition of this second book in the Harry Potter series for Christmas, and it was a good excuse to revisit the story. Jim Kay's illustrations are a great complement to J. K. Rowling's words, which are filled with images themselves. I tried to read this one a little at a time, but got pulled in at the end. ( )
  porch_reader | Jan 17, 2017 |
Reading the words written from J.K Rowling's pen is a truly magical experience. Her language coils and flares like a beautiful plant that wildly twist around every which way. Harry, in his second year at Hogwarts, must find out who is behind very mysterious and dark occurrences. And he must do so fast; the life of his friends are at stake! Desperate along with Harry to unbury the truth in all the madness that is taking place, you are taken on rides over England in a car that soon lands in a very angry, flailing tree, and into the Forbidden Forest where you meet spiders as big as houses. The questions at hand are 1) Where is the chamber of secrets? 2) Who is opening it? And 3) What monster lurks inside? Brave and determined to set things right again, Harry follows a sketchy trail of clues and past secrets to save his friends and put an end to the reign of terror. 4/5 stars. ( )
  Shelby-Lamb-Author | Jan 17, 2017 |
Rowling ratchets up the suspense in the second installment of the series. So much fun reading this to my daughters! ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Book 2 of the Harry Potter series. ( )
  jrthebutler | Jan 9, 2017 |
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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.
Why is he a Gryffindor?
Lucky for Ginny....
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Snuck in girls bathroom.

Dead chick offered me her loo.

Won’t go there again.

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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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