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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (original 1998; edition 2000)

by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

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Title:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2000), Edition: First, Paperback, 352 pages
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (1998)

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Harry Potterin ankea kesäloma Dursleyn perheen luona päättyy vauhdikkaasti, kun noitakoulusta tutut Weasleyn veljekset hakevat hänet pois lentävällä Anglialla. Ensimmäistä kertaa elämässään Harry pääsee tutustumaan oikeaan velhoperheeseen, jossa loihditaan ruokaa, luetaan eläviä taikakirjoja ja kitketään puutarhasta menninkäisiä.Sekopäinen Dobby-tonttu on varoittanut Harrya palaamasta takaisin Tylypahkan velhojen ja noitien kouluun, mutta mikään ei saisi Harrya jäämään pois. Toinen lukuvuosi ei kuitenkaan ala Harryn ja Ron Weasleyn osalta aivan suunnitelmien mukaan. Jostain merkillisestä syystä he eivät pääse Tylypahkan pikajunan kyytiin. Kun he lopulta saapuvat kouluun, on vastaanotto kirjaimellisesti murskaava. Ja pian koulussa alkaa tapahtua kummia.

Miksi Harry kuulee pelottavia ääniä, joita muut eivät kuule?Seiniin ilmestyy salaperäinen teksti: Salaisuuksien kammio on avattu. Varokaa, perillisen viholliset. Mitä se oikein tarkoittaa? ihmettelevät Harry, Ron ja Hermione ja yrittävät ratkaista 50 vuotta vanhan arvoituksen. Eikä siinä kaikki - vain Harry voi kuulla hyytävän, uhkaavan äänen, joka kuiskuttaa kuolemasta läpi koulun seinien. ( )
  roojien | Dec 11, 2014 |
This is the third time I've read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but the first since finishing Deathly Hallows and first time reading it critically. I've tailored this review in the following in mind: the intended audience for the book (much younger than myself) and it's place in the series.

Like the first book in the series, Chamber of Secrets features brevity in length which can be easily explained as Rowlings tailoring the book to her primary audience of tweens. Just like in the previous book, Rowlings' word choices are brilliant in giving vivid descriptions of the events that are transpiring as well as the background information that she built upon from the series first book. Like the first book Chamber of Secrets involves a mystery, but this time the consequences are truly life-threatening to Harry and his friends especially Hermione and Ginny Weasley.

[Spoilers Below]
The second installment of the Harry Potter series is a mixture of elements for the first and new things, a critical decision by Rowlings to advance the overall story. From the start Harry is touched by the magical world with the introduction of Dobby attempting, multiple times, to prevent Harry from returning to Hogwarts. The rescue of Harry from the Dursley's house by the Weasley brothers and his stay at the Burrow is a wonderful extension of world building Rowlings began in Sorcerer's Stone. The biggest debut in Chamber of Secrets is the first Horcrux in the story with Tom Riddle's Diary, though we only find this out later in Half-Blood Prince. The climax which has only Harry and Ron figuring out the clues as to what was in (with help from a petrified Hermione) and where the Chamber of Secrets was, different from when all three of the main characters worked together, Rowling would reverse the situation in the next book with Harry and Hermione the main actors in the book's climax.

Overall, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a wonderful second installment of Rowlings magical series. The reader's view of the wizarding world grows a little without overwhelming the book's main audience too soon in the series. Like it's predecessor it is stands up over time. ( )
  mattries37315 | Dec 10, 2014 |
The entire Harry Potter series, from start to finish is just an incredible adventure that keeps you on your feet. The age levels of this series range from about 3rd grade and up. The concept of a young special boy who is marked ad appreciated for that reason, along with his new life as a wizard, all entails many themes like friendship and education just is an overall great read. The addition of the movies sets the kids up for nothing but a world of fantasy that they can actually see for themselves!
  zahammou | Dec 9, 2014 |
This entensive, 341 page chapter books, come equipped with a mysterious series created by J.K. Rowling herself. This book tells the story of young Harry Potter and what he knows about witchcraft, wizardry, and magic and has friends like Hermione, Ron, and Hagrid. This book is filled with mystery and irony, set in the fantasy land of Hogwarts school. Harry must overcome the obstacles that spells have placed among him by doing so with his family and friends. This books teaches children the importance of adventure, mystery, characters, scenery, and that witchcraft and wizardry is all fantasy. The author's language is cohesive for readers age 9 and up. There are no illustrations because it is a chapter book, however, the authors use of big words allows readers to put themselves in the shoes of the characters and imagine this fantasy world. ( )
  eoertl1 | Dec 8, 2014 |
I still love this series. No matter how many times I read the books it still has the same effect on me each time. I listened to this book in 2 days.

Jim Dale does an awesome job on narrating this book. In the Chamber of Secrets we finally meet Lord Voldemort and learn more about him. We also meet a house elf, Dobby. So much happens in this book.

Harry, Ron and Hermione go to a death day party, try to figure out how is the Heir of Slytherin. Some Hogwarts students think the Harry is the Heir because he can speak to snakes. While Ron, Harry and Hermione think Draco is the Heir.

We also me the wonderful, charming Gilderoy Lockhart. All the witches are bewitched with him. He was the most annoying character in this book, yet entertaining none the less. We also learn a lot in this book that give you information towards the other books in the series. ( )
  crazy4reading | Nov 29, 2014 |
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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.

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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astrologo, MarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vierikko, VesaNarratorsecondary 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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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....

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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