Monday, April 4, 2011

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Review

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, # 2)

By: JK Rowling

Publication: June 2nd 1999 by Arthur A. Levine Books

341 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--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 Lockhart, 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?

So I cheated on this one too. But today I finished listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling. This one was better to me than the first one and I'm looking forward to moving to book 3 soon.

Sometimes listening to an audiobook really gets me through the day. There's been too much drama going on lately and it's nice to be able to focus my attention elsewhere. So even though this one is still just * * *, it's also gotten me through a tough past two days at work.

Thanks Harry Potter, a valuable diversion you have been.

Updated with cover art & details: July 7, 2018.

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