Monday, August 13, 2012

Book 2 -Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Written by J K Rowling
Published by Bloomsbury.

On the cover page there is a picture of Harry, Ron and Hedwig, of course, in the car. Before I read it, I had spent 10 mins just wondering what this was about. What was a car doing in a book where there were faster and magical ways of transportation?

A house elf warns Harry against going back to school. However, Harry does not take his advice, and is unable to board the train. Then, (here is where the car comes in) since Ron is with him, they fly to Hogwarts in Mr Weasley’s car.

There is a message written in blood on a wall of the castle. “THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED. ENEMIES OF THE HEIR, BEWARE.”

Harry, Ron and Hermione decide to find out who did it. They suspect Malfoy.

They take Polyjuice Potion. Harry and Ron, as Crabbe and Goyle find out only one thing from Malfoy. He doesn’t know who did it.

Crisis, crisis! Ginny Weasley is in the Chamber of Secrets!

They get hold of Gildroy Lockhart, the Defence Against Dark Arts teacher, and enter the Chamber, to get her back.

Harry realizes he was meant to be a Gryffindor when he pulls the sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat and kills the monster.

He also meets an unusual form of his enemy, in a diary. It was Lord Voldemort as his 16 year old memory.

All’s well that ends well, and Hogwarts is the same as before.

This review was written by my daughter A, who is 11.

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