Ages: 9 and Up
Harry Potter is back for his second year at Hogwarts, excited as ever to be back in the wizarding world. There is only one problem: a couple weeks before he arrived at school, Harry received a mysterious warning telling him not to go back to Hogwarts, or he would be in grave danger. At first, Harry blows off the mysterious foretelling, thinking that it is simply a joke. Several weeks into the school year though, Harry begins to see mysterious events occurring at the school, such as students being turned to stone. Slowly, rumors begin to form about the Chamber of Secrets, a mysterious lair hidden deep beneath the school. Legend tells of a vicious monster that lies within, that can kill a person with just one look. Soon enough, Harry becomes determined to find out who has been opening the chamber and releasing the beast. Hopefully he can find the culprit before it is too late, and Hogwarts gets closed for good.
I practically devoured this book! It was the perfect continuation of Harry Potter's story, with even more action and suspense than the first. Once again, J.K. Rowling has provided readers with the perfect new twist of events, while at the same time incorporating the same memorable characters. I am highly anticipating reading the next book in this series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. If you still have yet to start reading the Harry Potter series, you should definitely get started on it right away!
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