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 strikeAnd strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up...

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
PublisherArthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc.
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Magic, Childrens, Adventure, Middle Grade, Audiobook, Classics, Science Fiction Fantasy

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

  • 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 the f...
  • 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!
  • Jayson
    (A-) 83% | Very GoodNotes: A bit bland at times, with less wonder and discovery than before, but finishes well with a more satisfying conclusion.
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    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...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    On to the next one!*********************"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."What can I say that hasn't been said before about this series? What words can do this book justice? I've felt at a loss on how to explain my feelings for these books as I've read them. I didn't experience them as a child and therefore my experience is clearly different than most others on here, but in some ways I think it's...
  • Jayson
    (A-) 83% | Very GoodNotes: A clever conjuration, it's a cozy castle mystery, a creature-fest, and Ripper-esque: lit by monsters, ghosts, and history.
  • Kai
    I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.- me reading Harry Potter for the 14th timeTo say it with the words of the cute 7-year old that I read this book to: "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 book series, this is my least favourite one. There's just so many things I don't like reading about. Harr...
  • 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...
  • Cindy Pham
    This was a cute middle grade book. Even though it was slow, I liked it a little more than the first book since at this point the world has already been established and now we get to see more of the characters and the setting. Ron and his family, especially the twins, are endearing. I also thought it was interesting seeing Harrys internal struggle with whether he was truly Gryffindor or Slytherin, and the payoff later on about how it is our choice...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Re-read audio 2017 ♥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 t...
  • Luca Ambrosino
    ENGLISH (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) / ITALIANOBedtime reading for my daughter (and second reading for me). It is once again exciting to wander across the Hogwarts halls, observing the mysterious facts that involve the protagonists, just like we were there too. This is Rowling's rare gift: making sure that we see through the eyes of Harry, Ron and Hermione.The summer holidays have passed, and the new school year is about to start at ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.And here I go with another one of my short My thoughts about this book reviews. I cant believe that I forgot so many things. Like for instance the fact that Dumbledore actually was a Transfiguration teacher before he became headmaster. Kinda suitable that this is McGonagalls role now. ;-) 1.) Harry Potter asks if he can help Dobby Dobby has heard of your greatness...
  • Adam Silvera
    Come for the saga. Stay for Gilderoy Lockhart.
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
    I sat down to "read a few pages" of this before bed two nights ago and had to force myself to stop at page 100...then picked it up and flew through the rest the next day.I really enjoyed this one (as did millions of others, obviously) and, with this installment, I am definitely seeing why this is such a beloved series. The magical wizarding world of Harry, his friends, and the folks at Hogwart's is just FUN to read about. I am in LOVE with Fawkes...
  • Chloe
    4th read (April - June 2019):5 starsPhysical re-read3rd read (May - June 2018):5 starsListened to the audiobook (Stephen Fry) and again it was amazing. amazing. amazing. Especially his narration of the howler from Molly Weasley. Priceless.
  • Caz (littlebookowl)
    Stephen Fry was made for these audiobooks.
  • James Trevino
    I am always surprised by J.K. Rowling's ability to make her books an allegory of our modern world and it's big and hideous problems. We all know, after all, that she covered discrimination, wars, hate crime, the Kardashians, etc.Let's take this book for example. Harry goes back to Hogwarts. Now enter Gilderoy Lockhart. A fame enamored charlatan, who knows nothing about anything, except memory spells. So clearly a Kardashian. Now some might ask: d...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IS SO GOOOOOD. However, I will say the two page spread that was full of spiders was a wee bit freaky
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Re-read 1/18/19: Do you ever just re-read Harry Potter and cry over how pure Dobby is? Bc sameRe-read 5/24/16: Perfection. Duh. Also this was a re-read, obvs. I can't believe I hadn't re-read this since I started my goodreads account!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    I read this all in one 8 hour sitting... I need a life
  • Samantha
    Reading HP to ring in the new year may be a new tradition of mine, since I've done just that two years in a row. I haven't read this book since the first time I read it in 5th grade, but I loved it! I never would have thought before that CoS was one of my favorites from the series but I stand corrected.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, is a fantasy novel written by British author J.K. Rowling, and the second novel in the Harry Potter series. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls of the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" would ...
  • 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...
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    Second Read Review This book was so much fun! And I honestly enjoyed it more than the first time I read it. I didn't know how much I forgot about this book until I reread it, so I probably enjoyed it very much because I mostly forgot many things in this book. So there are also some things that I want to talk about, Gilderoy Lockhart He was so annoying and irked me so much. Especially in the scene where he set loose of pixies in Defence Again...
  • Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
    5 Golden Stars Complete!& thousands morethis one is Beyond AMAZING!Delightful! Mysterious! & Cute!My favourite book in the middle grade-ish side (1, 2, 3) of HP.I enjoyed every moment of it, every time. every page has something new.& Always my first TOP favourite. (above OotP & GoF)& I'm always wondering why this beautiful, cute, exciting, mysterious, full of backstories & plot-twist book is so many people's least favourite one in the series :(it...
  • alyssa
    first read: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟second read: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 // buddy read with ines!this book was absolutely brilliant! Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/ 5 stars (everyone) Lead Female Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars (everyone)Plotline: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars Genre: fantasy, middle-grade, wizards Will I recommend this book to others?: YES Will I reread this book?: YES, I already d...
  • James Lafayette Tivendale
    When everyone first read and loved Harry Potter I ignored it. Not for any particular reason but about 10 years ago I didn't think I would be into it. Fast forward a decade and I'm now working my way through what I can say already is a children's classic fantasy series that is up there with The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia. Harry's existence with his Muggle uncle and auntie is as horrible as ever and he can't wait to get back to Hogwa...