Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Book - 1999 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 1999.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780439064866
Branch Call Number: J ROWLI 1999
Characteristics: viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary - Illustrator


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Jun 16, 2021

This book was absolutely delightful to read. Harry, fresh from his first year at Hogwarts, enters his second with more confidence than ever. He faced and defeated Lord Voldemort at the end of his first year, and wants to fully enjoy his second year at Hogwarts. However, as the book progresses, it becomes more exciting. A mysterious monster is freezing all of Hogwart's students, and Harry must find a way to stop it.

This book was very good because of the way it was written. The "monster" was very well written, with a lot of mystery and surprise regarding it. It was written like a horror story and was very effective at bringing magic and horror together. I loved the way the "monster" was slowly written into the book, and how the monster connects to the overall story as well

Rating: 4.5/5

Jun 03, 2021

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is in his second year at Hogwarts, a boarding school of witchcraft and wizardry. He receives a warning not to go to Hogwarts. He and a friend had to drive a flying car to go to Hogwarts. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened and Harry and his friends have to defeat another enemy who is the heir of what lies in the Chamber of Secrets. This time the mystery surrounds the identity of the heir of Slytherin. It is filled with suspense and excitement from the beginning to the end. This book is even more entertaining than the first book.

Apr 21, 2021

I literally read this in 3 days it was so good!!! :D

Mar 19, 2021

During my rereading of this series as an adult reader (and with a critical eye towards how the author is Not Great), I have enjoyed watching the way that the HP series shows children that the adults in their lives are not owed trust and that respect is earned, not given.

Also seeing the way adults around Gilderoy are manipulated by his fame, the way he is able to get away with things and hurt people because he is well-known and good looking... Hmmm....

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the Harry Potter series continues the first book's ability to keep me stuck and trapped in the books pages. The story follows Harry and his friends in more adventures at Hogwarts. It gives another good look into our main villain which gives an interesting look into the plot. Overall this book was really good and allowed me to get lost into this Wizarding world even more. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the series and that enjoyed the first book. This is also a great book for middle schoolers to do AR for.

Dec 09, 2020

The book was great, the last disc was scratched a little but overall good.

Nov 18, 2020

I am only doing 0 stars to annoy my brother but, its still is a wonderful book

This is one of my favorite books in the Harry Potter series. It's a comfort book for me, and I love that we get a look into more layers of Harry's character. This book keeps you guessing, and exposes more secrets and parts of Hogwarts. It deepens friendships, creates connections you didn't even realize existed, and sets up an incredible storyline that continues to be prevalent in the rest of the series.

Oct 27, 2020

Harry Potter starts off the story by spending a terrible summer with the Dursleys. At a dinner party, a house-elf named Dobby visits him. Dobby warns him to not return Hogwarts to which Harry disregards. Dobby rages and starts making a mess in the kitchen to which Harry gets punished for and becomes locked in his room. However, Ron Weasley, Harry’s friend, saves him and he spends the rest of his summer at Weasley’s house before returning to Hogwarts. I rarely find myself not enjoying anything to do with magic, and this is not one of the cases. The Harry Potter series has always been one of my favorites and this book did not let me down.

Oct 22, 2020

Chamber of Secrets sees Harry and Co. enter their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We get introduced to new characters like Dobby the house-elf and new mechanics of the wizarding world, like flying cars and irritable, violent trees. Harry faces challenges of identity and develops his friendships and wizarding skills under the expert tutelage of Professors McGonagall and Flitwick, notwithstanding his conflicts with Professors Snape and Lockhart, who is the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher this year. This is the ultimate comfort novel; the book’s message is unwaveringly heartwarming, and I recommend it to anyone who needs some nostalgia or just some good cheering up.

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Mar 03, 2020

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

Aug 29, 2019

Moaning Myrle: " oh I'm so ugly!! "
Ron: of corse not!
Moaning myrtle: waaah!!!!!
Harry: whatever. You are actually pretty !
Moaning Mytrle: I'm so pretty! Waaah!!!!!!

May 16, 2019

Hermione: "Harry--I think I've just understood something! I've got to go to the library!"

And she sprinted away, up the stairs.

Harry: "What does she understand?"
Ron: "Loads more than I do."
Harry: "But why's she got to go to the library?"
Ron (shrugs): "Because that's what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library."

Dec 27, 2018

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

Nov 24, 2018

“That would be a cheerful visit. ‘Hello, Hagrid! Tell us, have you been setting anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?'” -Ron Weasley

Nov 24, 2018

“Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’?” -Ron Weasley

violet_pony_296 Jun 04, 2017

his eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad
his hair is as dark as a blackboard
i wish he was mine
he's really divine
the boy who conquered the dark lord!
-Ginny's valentine/ Fred and George

"This is what Dumbledore sends his defender? A songbird and an old hat?"

- Tom Riddle

Jun 28, 2016

"Dobby is sorry sir"

Jun 24, 2016

"Honestly if you were going any slower, you would be going backwards"

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Feb 28, 2020

A mysterious elf tells Harry to expect trouble during his second year at Hogwarts, but nothing can prepare him for trees that fight back, flying cars, spiders that talk and deadly warnings written in blood on the walls of the school.

Mar 19, 2018

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, is a mythical magical book made by J.K Rowling. It is about a boy named Harry Potter as we journey with him on his second adventure in Hogwarts. They come upon problems including the " Heir of Slytherin" and most importantly "The Chamber of Secrets". The wonderful book includes characters like Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermoine Granger, Tom Riddle, Dumbledore, Snape, Lord Voldemort, Hagrid and many other intriguing characters.
Hope you like the book it's wonderful!

Jan 27, 2017

Harry Potter's summer has included the WORST birthday ever, DOOMY warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and a RESCUE from the Dursley's by his friend, Ron Weasley n a magical FLYING car! Back at Hogwarts School for his second year, Harry hears strange WHISPERS echo through empyt corridoes- and then the ATTACK start. Students are found though turned into stone ...
Dobby's SINISTER predictions seem to be coming TRUE

Dec 22, 2016

When Harry Potter [age 12] was still at his aunt's and uncle's house, a house elf named Dobby tries to stop him from going to Hogwarts. He gets in big trouble but luckily his friend Ron and the twins rescue him. At Hogwarts ron receives a howler and Harry gets knocked out in his first Quidditch game of the season. Sone they learn about the Chamber of Secrets, its' opener, and how to get in. Will they survive???

Aug 03, 2015

This book starts again in the summer while Harry is at the Dursley's. While they are hosting a dinner party Harry is told to stay in his room and not make any noise, at this time a house elf named Dobby shows up in Harry's room warning him not to go back to Hogwarts. Dobby ends up sending a pudding on one of the guest's head, causing harry to be locked in his room. Thankfully Ron, Fred and George rescue him with their flying car. Soon after the school year begins the Chamber of Secrets gets open and something is attacking the mud bloods.

gogirl1313 Dec 24, 2014

After a curious encounter with a house elf named Dobby, and being nearly expelled for flying Mr. Weasley's car to Hogwarts, Harry thinks he'll have a quiet break from everything at last. Soon, trouble starts again, thereby dashing all hopes for a normal-or as normal as Hogwarts could get-school year. People aren't sure who the culprit is; all they know is that he or she is a direct heir of Salazar Slytherin, pureblood loving founder of Hogwarts. Could it possibly be Draco Malfoy, a muggle-born hating enemy of Harry's? Maybe it's Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally revealed? Harry, determined to find the culprit, is dismayed when he realizes who everyone really suspects....himself!

christinezhao Jul 12, 2014

harry returns to hogwarts for his 2nd year. someone opened the chamber of secrets so there is a snake on the loose

Jul 07, 2014

This a another great book by J. K. Rowling. The story continues a Harry Potter and his two best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger go on an adventure to save the school from the horrors within the Chamber of Secrets.

Jul 04, 2014

In Harry Potter's second year of Hogwarts there is once more a mystery around the school. Harry hears voices that no one else can hear and students are being attacked! Can Harry, Ron, and Hermione save the day? Read the book to find out!

Jan 26, 2013

when the chamber of secrets has been opened there are so many attacks on muggle borns- including hermione granger. harry potter finds himself hot on the trail with his best friend ron weasley to find out who is the heir of slytherin.

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Jul 05, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It is a little bit more intense than the first book so if you are younger you might want to wait a bit before reading it.

May 07, 2012

Sexual Content: u count kissing

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