Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Synopsis (from back page)

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last…


This, the second book in the series, carries on from where the last one left off and is just as good if not better.

All of our favourite characters are back, along with the introduction of a few new ones including that of the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Professor Lockhart who has to be one of the funniest (minor) characters in the series particularly during the latter part of this book.

Like it’s predecessor the majority of the action takes place at Hogwarts however Harry does visit the Weasley’s house, The Burrow, for the first time and the descriptions used by the author to describe it are really detailed – so much so that you can quite literally picture it in your minds eye as if you are right there standing alongside Harry as he casts his eye over it for the first time.

While on the subject of the Weasley’s I have to admit that I really love the interaction between the various family members and the banter between the twins Fred and George is quite frankly hilarious at times. They really do make the perfect double act!

Although slightly darker than the previous book this is another hugely entertaining book that draws you in to the magical world of Hogwarts from the outset. Simply stunning!

Reviewed by Karen.

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