Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 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 wa

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 strikeAnd strike it does For in Harry s second year at HogThe 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 strikeAnd 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 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 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 jacket description

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  1. See also Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling She calls herself Jo and has said, No one ever called me Joanne when I was young, unless they were angry Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling n e Volant , on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles 16 km northeast of Bristol Her mother Anne was half French and half Scottish Her parents first met on a train departing from King s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964 They married on 14 March 1965 Her mother s maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran Her mother s paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles le Comte during the First World War.Rowling s sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four She attended St Michael s Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More Her headmaster at St Michael s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.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.Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, I wasn t particularly happy I think it s a dreadful time of life She had a difficult homelife her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father she is no longer on speaking terms with him She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department Rowling said of her adolescence, Hermione a bookish, know it all Harry Potter character is loosely based on me She s a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I m not particularly proud of Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as not exceptional but one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.

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  1. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abilities CHILLS REREAD Okay DUH 5 5 stars I actually liked this book than I remembered This used to be my least favorite of the Harry Potter books and, while that still might be true, I was entertained than I expected I always forget how different Book Ginny is from Movie Ginny way better all around and how she has such a bigger role in the books than the filmsW ONTO HP AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

  2. JK Rowling really knows how to write a great book, thats for sure Although this wasn t my favorite book in the series, it definitely wasn t because it was bad I loved the plot and conflict, even though it wasn t as intense as the others were I was definitely shocked at the end epic and mind blowing

  3. I love this book, of course I do, but the fact remains that this book prominently featured two of my most hated Harry Potter characters Ginny Weasley and Dobby There, I said it I hate them both In my Harry Potter hate list, Ginny and Dobby probably rank somewhere below Umbridge and Peter Pettigrew Yeah, you heard me I hate them that much.The reason I hate Ginny is well, never mind I don t want to start another shipping war here, the last one was terrible enough, so let the reason for my hatred b [...]

  4. I m quite hyped to keep reading this series, The wizarding world is definitely an interesting oneWatch my review here youtube watch v i8Fk5

  5. Re Read in December 2015 for Harry Christmas to YouThis time around I realized how much entertaining this book is compared to the movie Nothing against the movie because I LOVE it, but this book has so many fun scenes Like Arthur and Lucius PHYSICALLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER and Dobby tossing Lucius down a flight of stairs at the end Reading this aloud with Kyle literally had us laughing like crazy I love this series so much oh my Rowling.Re Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas to YouOH MY LO [...]

  6. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abilities What can I say that hasn t been said before about this series What words can do this book justice I ve felt at a loss on how to explain my feelings for these books as I ve read them I didn t experience them as a child and therefore my experience is clearly different than most others on here, but in some ways I think it s just as magical to read these for the first time as an adult as it was for everyone who devoured t [...]

  7. I ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I m not there Me, reading Harry PotterTo say it with the words of my 7 year old brother It was good but badder than the first book This is Harry Potter Nothing can ever beat a Harry Potter book Apart from another Harry Potter book And in this 7 and a half part series, this is my least favourite book There s just so many things I don t like reading about Harry and Ron stealing the car and flying it to Hogwarts Gilderoy Lockhart Nah, I could ha [...]

  8. Re read audio 2017 Okay, I m going to do a little spoilery in this review so those of you that haven t read the book then you might just want to look at the pictures I have picked a ton of pictures from the book but believe me, there are plenty beautiful ones in the book Plus, if your a Harry Potter fan you will be getting the book anyway if you haven t already So poor Harry is stuck back with the Dursley s on Privet Drive And even though Harry is a relative, they still treat him like poo becau [...]

  9. I sat down to read a few pages of this before bed two nights ago and had to force myself to stop at page 100en picked it up and flew through the rest the next day.I really enjoyed this one as did millions of others, obviously and, with this installment, I am definitely seeing why this is such a beloved series The magical wizarding world of Harry, his friends, and the folks at Hogwart s is just FUN to read about I am in LOVE with Fawkes the phoenix and I adore DumbledoreAnd now I am so worried so [...]

  10. THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IS SO GOOOOOD However, I will say the two page spread that was full of spiders was a wee bit freaky

  11. I am always surprised by J.K Rowling s ability to make her books an allegory of our modern world and it s big and hideous problems We all know, after all, that she covered discrimination, wars, hate crime, the Kardashians, etc.Let s take this book for example Harry goes back to Hogwarts Now enter Gilderoy Lockhart A fame enad charlatan, who knows nothing about anything, except memory spells So clearly a Kardashian Now some might ask do Kardashians know memory spells And the answer is clearly YES [...]

  12. Overall, I loved this, and I can t wait to start Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban today Quick thoughts on the things that stood out to me Wow, the Dursleys were even loathsome in this book than the first I love the Weasleys even than I already did.I am so glad my mother never sent me a Howler.I thought Dobby was annoying in the movie which I saw when it came out over a decade ago, not having read the book but I thought he was awesome in the book In fact, we rewatched the movie last nig [...]

  13. Reading HP to ring in the new year may be a new tradition of mine, since I ve done just that two years in a row I haven t read this book since the first time I read it in 5th grade, but I loved it I never would have thought before that CoS was one of my favorites from the series but I stand corrected.

  14. In memory of Alan Rickman who showed us what Severus Snape looks like on the Big Screen.I made myself a promise not to use any stills from any Harry Potter movies in my reviews for any book of the series, but I have to make an exception today January 14, 2016 thus the image above.Even people who somehow managed to avoid reading the books and seeing the movies can guess that this book is about Harry Potter s second year the School of Wizardry, Hogwarts Before he gets there though he had to fight [...]

  15. first read second read buddy read with ines this book was absolutely brilliant Rating 5 starsLead Male Character 5 stars everyone Lead Female Character 5 stars everyone Plotline 5 stars Genre fantasy, middle grade, wizards Will I recommend this book to others YES Will I reread this book YES, I already did LOLOverall story summed up in one word BRILLIANT Last read of 2016 Which house are you in I would love to know D2,000,000 Stars This was me at the beginning of the book This was me during the b [...]

  16. When everyone first read and loved Harry Potter I ignored it Not for any particular reason but about 10 years ago I didn t think I would be into it Fast forward a decade and I m now working my way through what I can say already is a children s classic fantasy series that is up there with The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia Harry s existence with his Muggle uncle and auntie is as horrible as ever and he can t wait to get back to Hogwarts after speaking to a mini elf masochist who essent [...]

  17. ENGLISH Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ITALIANOBedtime reading for my daughter and second reading for me It is once again exciting to wander across the Hogwarts halls, observing the mysterious facts that involve the protagonists, just like we were there too This is Rowling s rare gift making sure that we see through the eyes of Harry, Ron and Hermione.The summer holidays have passed, and the new school year is about to start at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry s power is [...]

  18. Before I say anything else, it s important you know that I LOVE HARRY POTTER In my fingers and my toes LOVE.That being said, this is my least favorite of the early books I ll let you know whether it s my least favorite overall after I reread HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX.The reasons are LEGION 1 Gilderoy Lockhart is a prat and I hate him.2 Deathday party It s creepy and gross.3 Poor Ginny.4 The trouble Harry and Ron get Mr Weasley into stresses me out.5 I don t like snakes.6 I HATE s [...]

  19. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abilities Albus DumbledoreSuch a wise wizard.You know how sometimes when you read the first in a series and it turns out so much better than you originally anticipated, it makes you a little apprehensive when starting the sequel Well, I felt that way before starting this, but I can definitely say that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is another fabulous installment in the rightfully beloved Harry Potter series And while [...]

  20. Re read November 27 28, 2014Re read November 29 December 3, 2016While this is probably one of my least favorites of the series, it s still a fantastic book I can t say for sure why I don t love it as much as the others, but it s just never stood out to me.However, upon rereading it, I am reminded again how great Rowling is at developing a story arc There are so many hints to later parts of the series in this book Especially with Tom Riddle showing up, the diary, hints of Ron s affection for Herm [...]

  21. dnf 50%so lame, boring, petty, plotless, uninteresting, lame, boring, and boring harry potter is just not for me, I think I m just gonna give up trying to read these books ___tbh, the only reason i wanna finish this series, is so i can finally watch the movies Also buddy read with that mr thicc asshole who took forever to read the first book and had me waiting aka salmon aka Solomon who I ll tag soon.

  22. I promised my besties that I wouldn t roast this book so I m gonna try my very best s the fan art in this fandom is effing gorgeous you talented peeps Recap Harry is still a live and breathing special snowflake All that happened was they drove a car That s it For 150 pages The only event that took place Was driving an effing car in the sky Okay, right we said no roasting Ummmmm, Hermione is awesome, I like her Ron is meh Malfoy seems like the only complex character The second half was MUCH bette [...]

  23. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abilities Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets stars off where Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone left off Harry goes back to his old home for summer and spends time with his ugly family, The Dursleys They are no different then they were before but in fact are even rude As Harry thinks about going back to Hogwarts, a new and ugly creature appears in Harry s bedroom as Harry returns upstairs His name is Dobby and he is kn [...]

  24. THIS REVIEW, like a rambling of opinions, MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Still a five star read I still love Lee Jordan Brilliant yelled Lee Jordan Inspired What an entrance Flying car right into the Whomping Willow, people ll be talking about that one for years We are introduced to one of my all time favorite characters, Dobby There s still lots of great quotes, even though most will only make sense for those who ve read the book It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abili [...]

  25. Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless But with the new book coming out in a couple of weeks, I have to go through them beginning to end To make the reviews entertaining, I will be doing them in a variety of unexpected formats For this review, I will be writing as someone who s just getting into Freudian theory.From the very beginning, the true nature of this story is quite obvious The Chamber of Secrets There is only one chamber of s [...]

  26. The Harry Potter series is like one giant puzzle, and during every book, tiny puzzle pieces start fitting together and forming a whole There are hints everywhere about what s going to happen, sort of like inside jokes for people who ve already read the books, but the mystery remains J.K Rowling keeps you guessing up until the final pages.I love how every character brings something else to the table Ron s dry comments, Fred and George s pranks, Hermione s cleverness, Dumbledore s charming strange [...]

  27. This is the worst book in the Harry Potter series The fact that I m still giving it four stars sort of says something about my opinion for the rest of the series It s a wonderful world The magic is alive and the storytelling is extraordinary, but here are three reasons why this could never be five stars in my estimation like the rest 1 Gilderoy Lockhart The man is ridiculous to the point of revolting I don t need to say anything else 2 The flying car bits were just stupid More people would have [...]

  28. After the last book I read, I thought I deserved a treat and decided to read the second HP book and true to everyone s claim, I enjoyed and savored every single page on which everything written magically fits one another, exactly like the 10 year old me dreamed of The experience was ten times better when I used Professor Mc Gonagall s voice to read the entire thing Lol Just a few of the abundant awesome moments stuff 1 The heroic, flying car, duh 2 Mrs Weasly s feistiness and Mr Weasly s fascina [...]

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