Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling

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

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-u...

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

TitleHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Release DateJun 2nd, 1999
PublisherScholastic Inc.
Number of pages341 pages
GenreFiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Childrens

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

  • Sasha Alsberg
    JK Rowling really knows how to write a great book, thats for sure! Although this wasn't my favorite book in the series, it definitely wasn't because it was bad. I loved the plot and conflict, even though it wasn't as intense as the others were. I was definitely shocked at the end...so epic and mind blowing!
  • Zoë
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” CHILLS.(REREAD)Okay DUH 5/5 stars. I actually liked this book more than I remembered! This used to be my least favorite of the Harry Potter books and, while that still might be true, I was more entertained than I expected! I always forget how different Book Ginny is from Movie Ginny (way better all around) and how she has such a bigger role in the books than...
  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    I love this book, of course I do, but the fact remains that this book prominently featured two of my most hated Harry Potter characters. Ginny Weasley and Dobby. There, I said it. I hate them both. In my Harry Potter hate list, Ginny and Dobby probably rank somewhere below Umbridge and Peter Pettigrew. Yeah, you heard me. I hate them that much.The reason I hate Ginny is---well, never mind. I don't want to start another shipping war here, the last...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Re-Read in December 2015 for Harry Christmas to YouThis time around I realized how much more entertaining this book is compared to the movie. Nothing against the movie because I LOVE it, but this book has so many more fun scenes! Like Arthur and Lucius PHYSICALLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER and Dobby tossing Lucius down a flight of stairs at the end. Reading this aloud with Kyle literally had us laughing like crazy. I love this series so much oh my Rowli...
  • Kai
    “I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.”-Me, reading Harry PotterTo say it with the words of my 7 year old brother: "It was good but badder than the first book."This is Harry Potter. Nothing can ever beat a Harry Potter book. Apart from another Harry Potter book. And in this 7 (and a half) part series, this is my least favourite book. There's just so many things I don't like reading about. Harry and Ron stealing ...
  • Wil Wheaton
    Overall, I loved this, and I can't wait to start Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban today. Quick thoughts on the things that stood out to me: Wow, the Dursleys were even more loathsome in this book than the first. I love the Weasleys even more than I already did.I am so glad my mother never sent me a Howler.I thought Dobby was annoying in the movie (which I saw when it came out over a decade ago, not having read the book) but I thought he w...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Before I say anything else, it's important you know that I LOVE HARRY POTTER. In my fingers and my toes. LOVE.That being said, this is my least favorite of the early books (I'll let you know whether it's my least favorite overall after I reread HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX).The reasons are LEGION:1. Gilderoy Lockhart is a prat, and I hate him.2. Deathday party. It's creepy and gross.3. Poor Ginny.4. The trouble Harry and Ron get Mr. ...
  • Evgeny
    In memory of Alan Rickman who showed us what Severus Snape looks like on the Big Screen.I made myself a promise not to use any stills from any Harry Potter movies in my reviews for any book of the series, but I have to make an exception today January 14, 2016 thus the image above.Even people who somehow managed to avoid reading the books and seeing the movies can guess that this book is about Harry Potter's second year the School of Wizardry, Hog...
  • Lora
    "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus DumbledoreSuch a wise wizard.You know how sometimes when you read the first in a series and it turns out so much better than you originally anticipated, it makes you a little apprehensive when starting the sequel? Well, I felt that way before starting this, but I can definitely say that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is another fabulous installm...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Okay, I'm going to do a little *spoilery* in this review so those of you that haven't read the book then you might just want to look at the pictures. I have picked a ton of pictures from the book but believe me, there are plenty more beautiful ones in the book. Plus, if your a Harry Potter fan you will be getting the book anyway if you haven't already!So poor Harry is stuck back with the Dursley's on Privet Drive. And even though Harry is a relat...
  • Maxwell
    Re-read #?: November 27-28, 2014Re-read #??: November 29-December 3, 2016While this is probably one of my least favorites of the series, it's still a fantastic book. I can't say for sure why I don't love it as much as the others, but it's just never stood out to me.However, upon rereading it, I am reminded again how great Rowling is at developing a story arc! There are so many hints to later parts of the series in this book! Especially with Tom R...
  • Maggie
    ❝It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.❞ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets stars off where Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone left off. Harry goes back to his old home for summer and spends time with his ugly family, The Dursleys. They are no different then they were before but in fact are even more rude. As Harry thinks about going back to Hogwarts, a new and ugly creature appears in Harr...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    هل كنت لتصدق منذ عقدين أن الجرائد قد تقرأها علي جهاز لوحي خفيف بلا أسلاك، تنقل لك الخبر بالصوت وفيديو وقت حدوثه اينما كنت وتقلب صفحاتها علي الجهاز كأنها جريدة بجدKnight Ridder علي فكرة الموضوع بدأ 1994 ,قبل أبل بسنوات لشركة أسمهالماذا أذن أعتبر البعض أن ما ...
  • Inge
    The Harry Potter series is like one giant puzzle, and during every book, tiny puzzle pieces start fitting together and forming a whole. There are hints everywhere about what's going to happen, sort of like inside jokes for people who've already read the books, but the mystery remains. J.K. Rowling keeps you guessing up until the final pages.I love how every character brings something else to the table. Ron's dry comments, Fred and George's pranks...
  • Chris
    Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of weeks, I have to go through them beginning to end. To make the reviews more entertaining, I will be doing them in a variety of unexpected formats. For this review, I will be writing as someone who's just getting into Freudian theory.From the very beginning, the true nature of this story is quite obvi...
  • Alyssa Helvar ♡
    Last read of 2016! Which house are you in? I would love to know! :D2,000,000 Stars!This was me at the beginning of the book:This was me during the book:This was me at the end of the book:Why did I give this one 5 stars? Well, duh. It's Harry Potter. This book was just as good as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, if not better! This one definitely gave me the feels, you know what I mean? Harry, Ron, and Hermione's characters really did improv...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    After the last book I read, I thought I deserved a treat and decided to read the second HP book and true to everyone’s claim, I enjoyed and savored every single page on which everything written magically fits one another, exactly like the 10 year old me dreamed of. The experience was ten times better when I used Professor Mc Gonagall’s voice to read the entire thing. Lol! Just a few of the abundant awesome moments/stuff: 1. The heroic, flyin...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    REVIEW TO COME ON SATURDAY! ^^4.8 Stars " It is our choice, Harry, That show what we truly are, Far more than our abilities " Okay guys, before I started reviewing this book, I wanted to tell you something. This saturday, I read this book until 04:30 am and I completely didn't realise that I was reading for 4 hours or so and on that same day I had an economy course with my teacher and I completely forgot about that too until my mom reminded me o...
  • P
    “I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.” Re-read - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the twin of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This book is not so far from the first one and I love how joyful it is. Harry Potter comes back to his family, if I can call them that. For this summer, Dobby prevents Harry from going back to Hogwart. He says something will happen and it means death for Harry Potter a...
  • emma
    I posted this review with an addendum over at https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...! Check it out if you like. Thanks pals!-------------------------------------------------------3.4/5Hm. Okay. So I didn’t love that one. I liked it, I did! But it didn’t have the same irresistible charm as Sorcerer’s Stone for me.I’m being vague but I don’t know if I can specify. Let me try to.For one thing, this didn’t have the same mastery of langu...
    BRING BACK TOM RIDDLE ALREADY!!Fav character: Draco Malfoy.Least favorite: Harry Potter.
  • Christy
    I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets even more than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I loved that I read a few scenes that were new to me. A few things I noticed were not in the movie. I expect that will happen more and more as the series goes on. I listened to the audiobook and I thought the narration was fantastic. In fact, it may have convinced me to do the rest of the series in audio!
  • Pearl Angeli
    4 StarsI think there's no need to make a proper review for this book because everyone knows how great this book and this series is. So I have to put everything through GIFs. :)Things I loved in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:THE AWESOME FLYING CAR! THE WHOMPING WILLOW! (I couldn't even imagine how cute and hilarious this tree when it punched Ron and Harry in the earlier chapters. Ha!)MOANING MYRTLE (I haven't seen the movie yet, but is t...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Harry Potter reread...HARRY POTTER REREAD....already 2016 is looking awesome.Reading with a few other Potter heads at Buddies Books and Baubles. Let the magic commence. Me: Harry Potter Reread! YAY *squee*Hubs: Seriously, you are rereading them. Haven't you read them already and watched all the movies.Me: Yes....but I like to reread them every few years. They are magical like that and I want to jump back into that whole world again.Hubs: *Blank S...
  • Delee
    I have been so far behind in my reading and reviews...dealing with...life. I spent the whole month (so far) of August trying to play catch up. And now that I have sort of done that- I left this one review till the end...because even though the last thing that my lovely Stepheny aka Ms. Thaaaaaaaaaaang would want for me is to feel pressure- I do...OH, I really do. I feel the pressure to put out the best review that I can possibly think of right no...
  • Luke Taylor
    So, what is Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets?Why perhaps one of the greatest sequels ever written?Ha! Then why is it the lowest rated of the 7? Why do so many consider it to be their least favorite?I don't know! I thought it was flipping amazing.Why?Because Jo Rowling, so very English and erudite, with her topsy turvy hilarious and creepy narrative, her human characters and her timeless topics; Jo, who knows the human heart like Hermione k...
  • Khadidja
    “I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.” “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”even after all these years i'm still amazed by the magic and the world J.K. Rowling has built. Amazing Author. what i really love about this series is Dobby(the trouble maker) and Ron's family, There’s a real sense of home and family with the Weasleys and Harry being so welcome there...
  • Anniebananie
    Das ist doch mal ein würdiges erstes Buch für das Jahr 2017! Der Schmuckband war seinen unverschämten Preis wieder absolut wert! So tolle, liebevolle und detailreiche Zeichnungen. Und die Geschichte war wie immer perfekt! Eine der wenigen, die man wieder und wieder aufs neue genießen kann und für mich immer eine Erinnerung an meine Kindheit sein wird! Also wird es für Harry Potter nie weniger als 5 Sterne geben. Im zweiten Band gefallen mir...
  • Elisa
    A lot of people cite this book as their least favorite in the Potter saga; many of my friends included. When I asked one of my friends why he felt it was the worst of the bunch, he gave me a very reasonable reply. He'd come in late on the Potter game, having only read them last year in fact, when a Professor of his was walking them through what it takes to be a good mystery-- using Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as an example of a perfectl...
  • May
    Me ha gustado, pero menos que el primero.Espero engancharme como vosotrxs a la saga en el tercero... ¡a ver si hay suerte!PD: Estoy intentando leerlos todos antes de navidad y hacer un vídeo jejeje