Monday, November 23, 2015

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling

     After a year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter is proud to call it as it home. Though Hogwarts nearly killed him, and he's got an ice heart Potions teacher named Snape, it was far far from the Dursley's. Well, why wouldn't he love Hogwarts? With three of the best friends, sports he's extremely good at, and magical secrets and surprises waiting at every corner, how could you not love Hogwarts? 

     But Harry's having doubts. He hasn't received a single letter from Hermione or Ron. Have his friends forgotten about him? Was this Hogwarts School just a big long dream? 

     And then it happened. He was warned. Guests were arriving, and Harry had to stay in his bedroom. Pretending he wasn't there. Everything was going as planned - until Harry finds himself facing an ugly little creature. He had skin like an elephant's, he wore a worn out gray pillowcase, and his eyes were as large as tennis balls. A house elf! It was Dobby. He tells Harry that Hogwarts is dangerous, he mustn't come. And in return, he'd give him Ron's and Hermione's undelivered letters. And Dobby just did the best thing ever. The Dursleys heard all the ruckus, and punished Harry. They padlocked his window and door, and fed him nothing but canned soup. 

     But one night, he saw a something bright, flying in the sky. Perhaps an airplane - but it was so near, so fast, and so large. And then Harry realized it wasn't at all an airplane. It WAS a flying car! It came nearer and nearer, then came leveling Harry's window, revealing three red heads. Fred, George, and Ron Weasly! Eventually, they kidnapped Harry and brought him to the Burrow - The Weasly's. And thus the adventure as second years begin. And lurking in Hogwarts, is a danger never before seen. A chamber, potions which make you be different, a basilisk hidden, a diary of the dark. It's up to Harry to save the day.

     In my opinion, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was better than this one. But seeing the dark lord once again, and expanding what we know of Hogwarts, the mystery, adventure, and magic is not left behind! Once again, a big hand for J.K Rowling.

Rating: O  O  O  O  O
Suggested Age of Readers: 11+
Genre/s: Fantasy
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling
Photo Credit: J.K Rowling
*Book Review


About the Author

J.K Rowling
     As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister. She recalls that: "I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it. Certainly the first story I ever wrote down (when I was five or six) was about a rabbit called Rabbit. He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee." At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales. When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said "taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind," gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford's autobiography, Hons and Rebels. Mitford became Rowling's heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.

J.K Rowling
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