Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingPublished: June 2, 1999
Source/Edition: Bought at Amazon, Special Edition Paperback
Summary provided by Goodreads:
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.
Chamber of Secrets was an improvement from Sorcerer’s Stone. Again, I’m not saying that there was anything wrong with the first book. I just like that now we are more comfortable with the characters, we know them more. We know who we can trust (sort of). I did not like Professor Lockheart but he did provide some laughs! I was also kind of annoyed with Dobby, no reason really. I liked him towards the end of the book though. I liked Ginny, she kind of reminds me of myself. Just like the first book, I hated Draco and we got to meet his lovely father (intense sarcasm).
The movie was great but I felt that it missed some parts that I liked in the books. Just like with the first, it got the story out there and changed or removed some things. I wish that they kept the scene in the end with Lucius the same as in the book. I felt that it was dramatic that way but it still served its purpose.