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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Name: Harry Potter and the Chamber of the Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fantasy, Series

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The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl's bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone - or something - starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself?

Rowling packs this tale with plenty of adventure and action, keeping the pace fast and furious. There's plenty of humor, too - both subtle and bold - as well as a few moral lessons. With overlapping themes that range from the simple to the sophisticated, Rowling's Potter tales should appeal to readers of all ages - the young as well as the young at heart
.(goodreads)

REVIEW:
 

Chamber of secrets is my 3rd favorite book. it is Harry's second year at Hogwarts, and he is more used to magic now. I loved the whole tale of the chamber of secrets, how it started, the mystery of who opened it, the heir of Slytherin and specially considering Harry as a possible Slytherin. It really gives you an outlook of how much of Voldemort is in Harry, they both speak parseltongue, both are trouble makers, and both are good wizards. I loved the "flashbacks" to Riddle's time in the movie and about Hagrid and his role in the murder of moaning myrtle.I just love this book. One of the best, in my opinion, in the series. 

The Good: The legend of the Chamber of Secrets its SUPER INTERESTING!

The Bad: A bit slow at times, most of the action is at the end of the book.

Link:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15881.Harry_Potter_and_the_Chamber_of_Secrets

This book is
#8 in my Speculative Fiction Challenge
#52 in my 150+ Reading Challenge 
#16 in my Witches and Witchcraft Challenge 
#2 in my Harry Potter Challenge

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