Book Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to 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 Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ 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.

My mini-review:

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Again, does this even need a review?

I used to think that Chamber of Secrets was my least favorite of the HP books but now that I’ve read it again, I can’t recall why! I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll be marathoning the movies soon enough.

★★★★★ (5 stars) for nearly-headless ghosts, trees that hit back, and one little house elf with a penchant for self-harm.

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