Monday, September 19, 2011

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

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 strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, 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 more 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!
Oh Harry Potter. Sometimes I just don't understand wizards, why snoop when it's just gonna get you almost killed? I understand that he's the "chosen one" and everything, but really? He kinda gets himself into these situations. In this book my least favorite character is Gilderoy Lockhart. He's so full of himself, it's like ridiculious. I'm sure you already know all the Harry Potters are movies, but I still like the books better. The movies just aren't as magical. I love the way all the spells and potions look in my head. It's just not the same when it's someone else's vision of the magical-ness and not mine. BTW, all the content and such is the same as the first book as usual. But since I have finished all 7 books, I can tell you that the relationship content grows as the series develops. Because, you know, the series follows the same three kids for 7 years. They go from 11 years old to 17. It goes by pretty fast too. I love it when Hermione comments on Harry's height in like the 5th book and Ron was like, "I'm tall too...?" in a really bitter, muttered tone. You'll find out why if you read all the books. Anyways, I'm done. Book Brat is signing off! :)

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