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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)

by J. K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (2)

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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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Qué decir, cuánta nostalgia me dan estos libros. ( )
  ItsAkirex | May 6, 2021 |
Still at least fast-paced, but I’m just reading these to get to the good stuff coming up. Also reminding myself they’re still kid books. Two things: there weren’t mandrakes being harvested anywhere else in the world that could have helped the six month plus petrified peeps sooner, and also not cool taking Hagrid to Azkaban with no proof of guilt at all.
  spinsterrevival | May 2, 2021 |
The second best harry potter book. ( )
  Rachel_Cucinella | Apr 24, 2021 |
We yet again find out favorite Harry Potter characters going through some amazing adventures and beginning the journey to discovering who they are and what they are capable of. Ms. Rowling has captured the hearts of millions in this series, and it is not hard to see why.

I always enjoy reading these books, and this time is no exception. Ironically enough, my 11 year old and I are reading them together. We are in a race to see who can finish the series first and it has sparked some amazing discussions.

The characters will delight readers of almost any age and really should be a must-read for middle grade readers. ( )
  destinyisntfree | Apr 23, 2021 |
I adore how well everything is wrapped up in the final chapter. I mean, I nearly burst into tears when the Weasley family basically pounced on Harry to hug him for saving Ginny. ( )
  thoroughlyme | Apr 23, 2021 |
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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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"My dear boy, ... do use your common sense. My books wouldn't have sold half as well if people didn't think I'd done those things. No one wants to read about some ugly old Armenian warlock, even if he did save a village from werewolves. He'd look dreadful on the front cover. No dress sense at all. And the witch who banished the Bandon Banshee had a hairy chin. I mean, come on ..."
"So you've just been taking credit for what a load of other people have done?"
"Harry, Harry," said Lockhart, shaking his head impatiently, "It's not nearly as simple as that. There was work involved. I had to track those people down. Ask them exactly how they managed to do what they did. ^Then I had to put a memory charm on them so they wouldn't remember doing it.^
... No, it's been a lot of work, Harry. It's not all book-signings and publicity photos, you know. You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog."
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
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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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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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Harry talks to snakes.
Why is he a Gryffindor?
Lucky for Ginny....
(swensonj)
Snuck in girls bathroom.

Dead chick offered me her loo.

Won’t go there again.

(CathWhitney)

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