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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

When the shabby little house-elf Dobby pops up in Privet Drive insisting Harry Potter must not return to Hogwarts, Harry suspects his arch-rival, Draco Malfoy, may be behind it. Rescued from the dire Dursleys by Ron Weasley – in an enchanted flying car – Harry spends the rest of the summer at The Burrow. life with the Weasleys is so full of magical distractions, Harry soon forgets Dobby’s frantic warnings. But back at school a sinister message found daubed in a dark corridor echoes Dobby’s predictions that terrible things are about to happen…


The first book I have finished in 2017 and it is the second installment in the Harry Potter series. Again, I read the illustrated edition, which was again absolutely stunning.

The story was, as expected, magical. The characters are again amazing and it is funny to see the new, but important, characters in the story, like Mrs. Weasley and professor Lockhart. It was also amazing to see that Hermoine changed so much regarding her opinion about school rules. I also enjoyed reading about how many people at Hogwarts thought Harry was the Heir of Slytherin and that Harry was not as popular as he was the year before.


I cannot help but compare the book to the film, both are wonderful. Still, I found that the movie is a bit more thrilling as the action scenes are longer and more detailed. However, the book as a whole has way more important details which are glanced over in the movies. These details make the book better than the movie like it does with most book adaptations.

Of course, I gave this book five out of five stars, but I liked the first book a bit more.



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