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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets…

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: Edition Unstated, Paperback, 352 pages
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (1998)

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This book is about a boy named Harry Potter. At the beginning of this story, Harry starts to hear voices warning him about the chamber. When he tells his friends about it, they say they do not hear the voice. Even though they do not hear the voice they trust that harry is telling the truth so they help him try to find out what is going on in the chamber. One day when Harry, Hermione and Ron are walking though the halls, they see words written with blood and a paralyzed cat named Mrs. Norris. Soon after seeing that, Ron and Hermione believe that Harry is definitely telling the truth. The three children try to find out who is doing this so they look at clues from the other victims and the people who possibly committed the crime. After a while of searching, Ron Harry and professor Lockhart set out to find the Chamber of Secrets.

Personally, I think that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is an amazing book that people should definitely read. It has adventure, magic, suspense, drama and lots of other things to keep readers like me entertained. I like this book because of the way J.K. Rowling made it so that Harry and his friends slowly find clues and secrets about the chamber. She did it in a way so that the book did not fly by and it did not go too slow. that is why I like the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ( )
  sdew9173 | Oct 24, 2018 |
This book is about how a boy named Harry potter and how he struggles to find out who murdered Ms Norris (a cat).That is when Harry potter Finds the Chamber of secrets. Harry potter first missed a train to Hogwarts so flew Ron Weaselly's family car. Also Ron gets in trouble for this event later in the story. when ms Norris is murdered Harry was blamed and found out that there is a chamber of secrets and goes through a series of flying keys,Gaint chess and battling a snake and thats when the school is safe again thanks for listening to my report.
  HunterT.B4 | Oct 24, 2018 |
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the sequel to the first Harry Potter novel in which a young boy learns he is a wizard and entrances us with his story as we follow him through his adventures at his school, Hogwarts, a school for witchcraft and wizardry. In The Chamber of Secrets, Harry is coming back from an event with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, (Who are also magical) when he sees an ominous message on the wall, painted in blood- I mean red paint. The message reads, “ THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED. ENEMIES OF THE HEIR, BEWARE.” Hung on a torch brackett over a pool of water by her tail, we see a cat ( Mrs. Norris) who is seemingly frozen- or maybe petrified…
In history class, Hermione asks Professor Binns about the legend of the Chamber of Secrets. Professor Binns tells the eager class that the Chamber of Secrets is a hidden room that is rumored to be hidden in the school, and one day the heir of Salazar Slytherin ( The founder of the “evil” house) would unleash the beast within to purge the school of those unworthy to study magic. Salazar and most Slytherins believe that these unworthy are muggle-borns.
After this stunning bit of news, Harry has a sneaking suspicion that this legend might not be so… Untrue. Harry is now hearing voices in the walls, but he only tells Ron and Hermione who are not quite sure what to make of this.
Then something happens.
Harry is walking and he sees, to his horror, that Justin Fletchley is stiff. It turns out, he’s petrified. After a series of petrifications, the School is in great danger.
Then Hermione gets petrified. Harry and Ron are devastated. They realize that only magical students who come from a non magical family( muggles) are petrified. Oh, and oh yeah, Ron tries to curse Malfoy because he called Hermione a “M-U-D-B-L-O-O-D”. This is a bad word in the wizarding community. Anyways, Ron and Harry overhear that Ron’s little sister, Ginny, was taken into the Chamber of Secrets- along with a new message, “ Her skeleton will lie in the chamber forever” At this, Harry and Ron go try and save her. They also drag along Professor Lockhart, the stuck up, fake, useless, macho, Defense against The Dark Arts teacher.A few minutes before this, Harry found a note in Hermione’s (petrified) hand that said facts about the Basilisk, a giant snake that can kill with a glance. All the petrified students weren't dead because none of them looked the Basilisk in the eye. On the note, Hermione had written “Pipes”. Harry and Ron (mostly Harry) realize that the monster in the Chamber is a basilisk and it's been using the pipes to get around. Harry , Ron and Lockhart go to an old bathroom and and find the entrance and go in. Harry is separated from the rest of the group and ventures on.
Harry gets to the end and learns that the diary is behind this. He fight with the diarys owner, Tom Marvolo Riddle, (Young Voldemort) and the basilisk. All on a time limit- of Ginny’s life. He wins, almost dies but then doesn't, and saves the day yet again. If you want to know all the deets of this awesome book then you should read it.

You should read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets because it is a great book and in my opinion, holds everything a book needs. Well…. Except romance but the kids are 12 so give them a break. A few reasons you should give this book a try are these; Well, first of all, if you read and enjoyed the first book, then I know you're thirsting for more. This book is even better than the first one! The book has mystery, suspense, magic, and is appropriate for most muggles! Mostly, it depends on who you are. I started reading Harry Potter when I was in Second Grade; I finished in 4th grade because my Mother insisted on reading the last book to us because “They were too scary.” Or something. I’m not sure, but I thought and think that I should be allowed to read it whenever I want and now I do. That is why you should read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ( )
1 vote JaynaP.B4 | Oct 23, 2018 |
Very good second book for a great series! READ IT! ( )
  Oliver-Hewitt | Oct 22, 2018 |
This book was as intriguing as the last.I very much enjoyed the beginning witch takes place in his aunts house during the summer. I however feel very sorry for Harry at the beginning because no one but his cousin refers his birthday .However I also enjoy when Harry is taking to the Debby the little house elf.I like that Harry as a charter is always willing to take risk (escaping the house when he was looked up by his aunt and uncle) and help out( he picked out the gnomes in the Weasley house when he first gets there.Even though he has been all night. I also like how in this book and in ever other Harry is scared (by the blood on the wall) but finds a way to work threw it and get to the end of it . IN the end everything.Even though Harry is warned by Debby not to go to second year.That only bad will appear for him :He still does.Witch only shows his courage a little more.

This book starts of like the previous one .With Harry Potter set in his aunt and uncles house.It is his birthday and no one remembered but his cousin and he is kinda not to happy .He is then worened by a little goblin like creature that say to not go to second year a the school.He gets into a lot of trouble at the house and in sentence to not being able to come out of his room .He then finds Ron outside his window telling him to escape.He lives with the Weaslys and sees how life in a wizard exacting home and he loves it .HE goes to the second year of school ignoring the warning.He find nothing but trouble .Blood in place blood should not be.He is scared.Will Harry potter get him self out of this one ? How? ( )
  jayleenS.b4 | Oct 21, 2018 |
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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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Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.
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Harry talks to snakes.
Why is he a Gryffindor?
Lucky for Ginny....
Snuck in girls bathroom.

Dead chick offered me her loo.

Won’t go there again.


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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