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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling (more about J.K. Rowling) 90/100 first published 1998
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 to 13 published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £4.79, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
Harry Potter's back! in this wonderful follow-up to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
What happens?
Harry's guardians, the Dursleys, are as mean and stupid as ever, and someone is out to stop him getting back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When he gets there with the help of his friends, he flies straight into adventure after adventure. All the old characters are there, with a few new ones to get to know.
Is it easy to read?
The pace zips along and although the plot is intricate it's not at all difficult reading. There's plenty of humour and the genius of the author shows. I hope there'll be many more from J.K. Rowling.
Anything else?
Voted fourth 'The Best Book To Share ' in the Blue Peter Book Awards 2000.
Other books by J.K. Rowling include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
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 - even getting there is an adventure in itself!
And here's a sample...
He missed Hogwarts so much it was like having a constant stomach ache. He missed the castle, with its secret passageways and ghosts, his lessons (though perhaps not Snape, the potions master), the post arriving by owl, eating banquets in the Great Hall, sleeping in his four-poster bed in the tower dormitory, visiting the gamekeeper, Hagrid, in his cabin in the grounds next to the forbidden forest, and especially, Quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world (six tall goal-posts, four flying balls and fourteen players on broomsticks)...
And what do you think?
Abigail Hunt, Horsley, Gloucestershire
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a wonderful book. I enjoyed reading it tremendously because it was the sort of book that brought you into it. I felt like I was there with Harry and his friends sharing in their never ending adventures. It made m
J K Rowling's sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone carries on where the original left off. Harry is returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry after the summer holidays and, right from the start, things are not straightforward.
Amelia, Grimoldby Primary School
This book was great. It was fun to read about a convicted murdered on the loose and to see Harry think he was the Grim. Really it was his innosent godfather. I advise read the book
Ben McCabe, Alverton School
In Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets Harry starts another year at Hogwarts. But little does he know his 2nd year will be as troublsome as the first. A classic read.
bob, Park Lane
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is about a house elf called Dobby. He tells Harry that he is going to die if he goes back to Hogwarts he will be killed. Harry does go back to Hogwarts and here’s lots
Dan Freeman, Alverton CP, Penzance
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It has a really good story line, and lives up to it`s good review.This book is really really whackhead, I`ve read it twice and I really enjoied every moment of it, if you haven`t yet, READ THIS BOOK.
David O'connor, Kings Monkton
HARRY potter And the CHAMBER OF SECRETS WHATS IT ABOUT IT IS ABOUT A BOY CALLED Harry potter. it is his second year at hogwarts. he finds the chamber of secrets in school. WHAT HAPPENDS He has heard strange noises and voices. some people get stunned b
David Whicker, St Andrews School, Eastbourne
I enjoyed Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets. I have read all of your books about Harry Potter. It was very well written. I am glad you became the author of the year. I am looking foward to your next book on Harry Potter. I like your books because th
Diane .S. Hird, Brideikirk Dovenby
This book was the best book I have read for a long time. I will tell you about the favourite part I read. Harry Potter and his friend Ron were trying to get Ginny Ron`s sister out of the Chamber of Secrets. Harry Potter nearly got killed.
hayleigh knibbs, Croftlands juniors
I think it is a good book and I like the bit where harry is in the chamber .
Helen, Stonesfield
A breath-taking story of challenge, interest and fun. The element of humour mixed with fantasy with a touch of reality and you got the best book in the world!!!!
Jack Shepherd
A VERY good book. It has everything that a young reader would want: Magic, Fantasy, and a bit of horror. I thoroughly recommend this to everyone.
M.A.Scullion, Bothwell Primary School
HARRY POTTER AND THE CAMBER OF SECRETS By J.K.Rowling Harry potter and the chamber of secrets is about Harry, Ron and Hermione as there second year of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. Harry lives with his uncle Vernon, aunt Petuni
Michael Arwas, St Andrews School, Eastbourne
Harry Potter is fantastically written. The books are excellent. They are breathtaking. The way J.K.Rowling thinks up these ideas is incredible. All the Harry Potters are amazing.
Robert, lincoln
After another lonely summer living with the Dursleys, Harry finally loses his temper and breaks the rules of Hogwarts School by putting a spell on Aunt Marge. Not knowing how to cope, Harry runs away and encounters a frightening creature lurking in the da
Satish Jacob, Torridon, London
This is an excellent book the best bit was the best I couldn't put it down! I would recommend it to 9-adult.
Trudie Sarah Lewis, Upminster
I love this book because it is very exciting and it has a very good twist about the boy who got Hagrid into big, big trouble. The boy was really Lord Voldmort! This book is a really good book to read.
katie maxwell, dundee
i like it because its good and i think its the best book i"ve ever read. My favourite bit was when they flue in Ron"s dads blue car. i think i"ll give it 10/10 thanks
Reece and Hannah, Harpley
This book is about a girl called Laura Perryman and what happens in her life.She always wants to row the gig on Bryher.Her brother Billy decides to leave and he becomes a cabin boy.The ship he left on was called the General Lee and the boat he returns on More...
Breanne Derby, Tecumseh High
I don't know if this it even worth posting seeing how no one it going to readit, but I'll have a go. THis book was by far my favourite out of all the Harry Potter books. It is super fantastic!
Bethany Sullivan, Inyokern
It is a very exciting book i think others would like it because of the action and exsitment it filled your eyes with! my sister has evey book and i have read each one about 3 times!
Daniel, Neasden primary
There is this chamber and harry finds it and saves a girl.
david, Neasden Primary
This book is very enchanting because of all the magic and wonder. It is very funny and shows a boy hearing whispers he alone can hear. It is great for the whole family.
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