Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review

Yep just polished off the second book. Liked it just as much as the first. So onto the recap.

I posted just this morning about what you go through while reading the harry potter series. I spoke about just how much trouble the trio gets into and how exhausting it is to read about it. I’d say that this book really hit them hard. If I didn’t know any better this is the missing book from the Series of Unfortunate Events.

First up, poor Ron had to deal with the repercussions from the incident of his father’s enchanted car and the whomping willow. In addition, while reading about what Mr. Weasley was going through as a result gave me anxiety. Ron also broke his wand and was causing devastation with the simplest spells. Adding to that he had to face his fear of spiders times 10 if you ask me. Lastly, his sister Ginny was taken into the chamber and was responsible for petrifying people (indirectly). That’s a tough life if you ask me. The money shot: squishing his beetle with his elbow while trying to transfigure it into a button. (I thought this was funny).

Next up, is miss Hermione Granger. She was called a mudblood by Draco frickin Malfoy. Next off she was petrified while trying to save the school from a basilisk. She broke countless school rules and even coaxed Ron and Harry to break even more so that they could sort out the Chamber of Secrets. She also didn’t get to join in on the fun of going into the Chamber. The money shot: her favorite time of the year was cancelled: exams.

Lastly, the-boy-who-lived through the misery of his 2nd year at Hogwarts managed to

1. Have his letters from Hermione and Ron stolen by Dobby.

2. Got trapped from going through the  barrier at King’s Cross.

3. Almost got killed by a tree

4. Was harrassed by Gilderoy Lockhart everywhere he went

5. Was harassed by a “voice” when Lockhart wasn’t around

6. Broke his arm in quidditch only to have the bones removed by Lockhart

7. Almost got killed by an army of spiders.

8. Got blamed for petrifying people and bullied school wide for possibly being the “heir of slytherin”

9. Almost got killed by Tom Riddle’s memory (Got bitten by the basilisk in the process)

The money shot: Got himself locked in his room at the Dursley’s because Dobby decided to drop pudding on the Mason’s head

All in a days work for three 12 year olds

The favorites are as follows:

Professor: still Snape

MVP: Madame Pomfrey and Professor Sprout for reviving all the petrified people

Favorite Moment: How Gilderoy Lockhart was portrayed in the book. He is actually one of the biggest schmucks I have come across in the books. He is intolerable. Here is a direct quote from the book involving him that I absolutely loved.

“I could whip up a Mandrake Restorative Draught in my sleep-”

“Excuse me,” said Snape icily, “But I believe I am the Potions master at this school.”

YAY Snape, don’t take any of smug old Lockhart’s crap! 🙂

Now on to the most anticipated book of the series…Prisoner of Azkaban! It was my favorite movie and I look forward to meeting the book versions of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. They are right up there with my favorite, Professor Snape. 🙂

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