Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
Page Count/Review Word Count: 256
This is the second book in the Harry Potter series, and the first in which it starts to mature, and to seem like it’s aimed at adults as much as it is at kids. I remember having nightmares after the first time I read this – the basilisk is terrifying, and a worthy adversary for Ron, Harry and Hermione. The diary story line is pretty cool too, but I can’t say any more than that without spoiling the story for you.
Suffice to say that Rowling hits her stride here, and this is the first book in which her fictional universe is able to show off its full glory. Of course, He Who Must Not Be Named is still a constant threat, and Harry and his friends are forced to work together in new and interesting ways. Throughout the series, it’s certainly true that Harry, Ron and Hermione, as well as all of their friends, have an uncanny knack for complimenting each other perfectly, so that they can only achieve what they need to achieve through teamwork.
Chamber of Secrets isn’t the best Harry Potter novel, but it is still a good one, and a great read for anyone. But you might as well read the whole series in order, right? Once you start reading the Harry Potter series, you find it difficult to stop. Potterheads unite!