Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Review)
Published Date: July 2, 1998
Rating: 3 stars
tired of the Dursleys. Just before the long anticipated term at Hogwarts, Harry
receives a strange visitor, who tells him he must not go back to Hogwarts,
because there will be great trouble for him if he does. Harry, dismayed,
shocked, and surprised returns to a year of Hogwarts, and to a disaster at
school. Everyone at Hogwarts is in danger of death, and the task falls to Harry
to rescue the entire school, while the school believes he is the cause of the
this book, I am not sure if I want to keep on reading Harry Potter. And now I
am going to explain!
characters. I think this is something J. K. Rowling does exceptionally well.
Hermoine is definitely my favourite because she’s someone not everyone will
like because she is such a know it all, but then again she can be a good friend
as well. Then we have Ron, who is scared of nearly everything, but will really
stand up for his friends when need be. And we have Harry, of course, the main
character who things just seem to happen to.
definitely connected to the first. Things we learned in the first book are
explained, some things didn’t even need explaining. Once again, I have to say,
J. K. Rowling has managed to display her creativity and write a wonderful book.
I like? I have noticed after reading these first two books that the books are
incredibly slow paced. It took me forever to read this one, and this isn’t even
a very thick book (in comparison to the future ones). It’s the fact that the mystery
is building all through the story, but slowly, without any real excitement in
it. All the excitement and suspense is saved until the very end and flies by in
a couple of pages. If it was spread out throughout the book I am sure this read
would be more enjoyable.
is the fact that Ron breaks his wand in this book. All through the story we get
Harry saying it’s a shame Ron’s wand is broken, and yet Harry has an awful lot
of money in the bank! He never offered any, and for me that was very
frustrating. Yes, the Weasley’s may not have accepted the money because who
would take from a child? But then again, at least offer it! That frustration
combined with the pacing had to lower my rating.
book is set in Hogwarts which becomes more and more like a school I would love
to attend myself.
book 3 stars because it was good, but the slow pace brought it down for me. I
am sure all ages can enjoy this book, and many already have.
Question: Who would you like to cast a memory loss spell on?