Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Review

I bought this book as soon as I had finished the first book in the series but for some reason it took me more than two months to finally get back to this series. However after spending a week reading this book I have finished and it is time for a review.



Harry Potter can’t wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect – always in the wrong place – is Harry. But something much more terrifying has yet to be unleashed.

Taken from goodreads

I have been meaning to re-read through the harry potter series for some time now and now that I am finally doing it again it feels great going back to something I have always loved. I am wanting to see if the magic that caught my attention all those years ago still lives up with my standard of writing being different to back then, after being disappointed with the Alex Rider book after its re-read I have been scared with the same happening with this read. However, I can say that the magic is still there even when a 20-year-old is reading the book for the first time in a long while.

The writing is still fantastic all these years later, from the first word on the book to the last one I didn’t want to put the book down and if it wasn’t for university being a thing then I know I would of finished the book in the night I started it. Being able to see the world through Harry Potter’s eyes is great, being able to witness all the wonders of magic and how it has changed his life so much in the space of two years is simply magical. I can see why children of all ages love this series even after it starting almost 20 years ago.

With a lot of YA books I always complain saying I don’t see how the author is able to describe all of these gruesome scenes but don’t allow the character to swear. I didn’t notice this once with this book which just goes to show how much the reader will be absorbed into the book. The only thought that went through my mind when the events where happening where how isn’t Harry running away crying as that is what I would be doing.

The way that the story has been written makes you just want to be there and be part of the golden trio. Be able to go on the adventures that they go on, have the friendship that they have got and just be able to see the true wonder of the wizarding world with your own eyes.

For me this book is even better now than it was back when I first starting reading the series, this is because I have now seen how long it has lasted and how it is still being hyped up after being out for almost 20 years. I recommend that anyone who is trying to get into reading start with this series no matter how old you are and I can almost guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.


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