Thursday, November 12, 2020

Review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel, Fantasy

Elaborate Description

Harry Potter did not tell the Dursleys that he was not allowed to use magic, but that did not stop him from saying funny words which they thought were a form of magic incantation. Harry was reprimanded whenever he mentioned anything relating to magic. Things went really bad when the Dursleys had a guest and asked Harry to keep out of sight. Unfortunately, at the same time a house-elf warned Harry not to go to Hogwarts and used magic in the house that ruined the evening. Harry got reprimanded by the Council of Magic and then was locked up in the house by the Dursleys. It took Ron and the twins to set Harry free. The remainder of the summer was great for Harry as he spent the month at the Weasleys.

Trouble started for Harry even before arriving at Hogwarts as he could not pass the entry to the train. Getting into trouble for how he got into Hogwarts put Harry of on thin ice with the professors. At Hogwarts, things went even worse as Slytherin’s Quidditch team got new and faster brooms. Shortly after, the school was put on alert due to Mrs Norris, Filch’s cat, being petrified and writing on the wall claiming that the chamber of secrets was open again. When students become petrified, Harry is blamed for the events due to him being a parseltongue. It is up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione to find the chamber of secrets and the best it hold or the school will be closed.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  0439420105
Pages to read:   433
Publication:     2002
1st Edition:      1998
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          1
Overall           4