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

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Marvelous. ( )
  alchemist123 | Feb 10, 2016 |
3.5 ( )
  Joana_v_v | Feb 9, 2016 |
Geez, Lockhart is sure a piece of work, isn't he? I used to think he was just funny, but his arrogance and hypocrisy is so frustrating. Whoever JKR based Lockhart off of must be incredibly annoying, to put it nicely.

The way everything resolves so perfectly in the Chamber of Secrets never really bothered me before, but it bothered me this time. "It's magic" isn't a good enough explanation anymore for Fawkes knowing where to go at the exact right time with the Sorting Hat.

I enjoyed this book more than I have in previous reads, though, probably because the writing is quite a bit better. Book 1 is almost more a prequel to the HP series rather than the first book, but things feel a lot more Harry Potter-esque in book 2. ( )
  AngelClaw | Feb 8, 2016 |
My eighth time through, as near as I can guess.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Harry is a wizard that lives with Muggles.(humans) The Muggles don't know about the magical side of the world. This is possible because the Ministry of Magic. The Ministry of Magic has laws. The laws are: You are not aloud to do magic out of Hogwarts ( school ) or magical places. The punishment for braking this rule is that you get 3 warnings and then you are sent to Azkaban. Magical jail with soul eaters. Also known as Deatheaters. The next law is that: You are not to tell any one of the magical world, Punishment is going to Azkaban. You are not to show Muggles the magical world. The punishment is going to Azkaban. Harry was locked in his room be cause his Aunt and Uncle. They don't like that Harry is a Wizard. They can know that Harry is a Wizard because his parents died trying to protect him from Lord Voldemort. When Harry's parents died harry grew a connection with Voldemort. When Harry hears about a heir to Slytherin. He finds out that he is the heir. In Hogwarts there is a chamber filled with secrets about the heir. In the chamber Harry finds Lord Voldemort as a boy named Tom Marvolo Riddle. Tom Marvolo Riddle is an anagram For I am Lord Voldemort.

This book Gives me the image that there is a boy who learns about his family as he gets older. I think its sad that harry has to learn what his family is like. I don't like his Aunt and Uncle because they treat harry like he dose not madder. If I was Harry I would have cursed the whole family. ( )
  NehemiahT.B4 | Feb 8, 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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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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