043: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

(8) ChamberTitle: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
Stars: ★★★★★

Blurb: Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had been so mean and hideous that all Harry 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 who says that if Harry 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 and a spirit who haunts the girls’ bathroom. But then the real trouble begins — someone is 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! 


So I don’t want to be accused of favouritism but I can’t give this book anything less than 5 stars. When I was younger this was the Harry Potter book that I disliked the most but now that I’m (much) older and (not much) wiser I can see how wrong I was because this was an absolute joy to re-read.

(By the way, the worst HP book is probably Order of the Phoenix, let’s be honest.)

The films don’t do these books any justice whatsoever as this one really lifted my spirits whereas if I’d watched the film I’d probably just end up even more annoyed.

However, it is slightly hard to review a book that you’ve already read about five hundred times as you know where every twist and turn is coming but I still thoroughly enjoyed it and read this and Prisoner of Azkaban in less than 24 hours!

Overall, yes I wholeheartedly recommend this book and there’s not much else to say that hasn’t already been said.

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