Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

Goodreads synopsis: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?

English review

Still reading Harry Potter in English!! I actually think it’s going all good and not as impossible I thought it’d be.

I really like how J.K. Rowling makes it clear for you that you should not for one tiny second think that you’ve any kind of idea what will happen next. Because you don’t, unexpected things keep happening and you’re forced to look at the book from another perspective. It’s very interesting and makes it exciting to read.

Another thing I like is the connection between the characters. Just look at Hermione, Ron and Harry, they trust each other and go through almost everything together. It’s amazing to read about such a connection, I personally think it makes the reading experience much better.

”‘But why’s she got to go to the library?’ ‘Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.’

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley

”‘It’s our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.'”

Albus Dumbledore

Original title: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Release year: 1998

My rating: 5

Goodreads rating: 4,42


Svensk recension

Fortsätter att läsa Harry Potter på engelska, fast besluten att bli bra på det. Vill påstå att det går framåt och är inte alls lika omöjligt som jag trodde att det skulle vara.

Jag gillar verkligen hur J.K. Rowling gör det klart för en att man inte för en enda sekund ska tro att man vet eller har en aning om vad som kommer att hända i boken. Oväntade händelser sker hela tiden så att man tvingas se på boken från ett annat perspektiv. Det är väldigt intressant och gör det spännande att läsa.

Något annat jag tycker om är de band som skapas mellan karaktärerna. Se på Hermione, Ron och Harry, de litar på varandra och går igenom nästan allt tillsammans. Det är fantastiskt att läsa om sådana karaktärer, jag personligen tycker att det gör läsupplevelsen roligare.

”‘But why’s she got to go to the library?’ ‘Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.’

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley

”‘It’s our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.'”

Albus Dumbledore

6 reaktioner på ”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

  1. Rishika 19 april, 2020 / 04:11

    Yes, you can do this!! I believe that you will be able to finish all of the Harry Potter books! 😄 I’m so glad you liked The Chamber of Secrets, I loved being introduced to Dobby! He is such an interesting character! I agree, the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione was so much fun to read about and I loved the overall plot of the book! J.K. Rowling is a wonderful author! Also, I just reread Red Queen and I forgot how good it was!!! I am so excited to read the second book! I use this app called Libby to read, and it says that I will have to wait five weeks before I can check out the second book! I’m so sad! Anyways though, have you watched any of the Harry Potter movies? They are so good! I loved reading your post and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the rest of the books in the series! 😄

    Gilla

    • Echo 19 april, 2020 / 10:58

      Thank you for believing in me, it means a lot. And I couldn’t agree more, Dobby was an interesting character. Very odd and funny. I hope you’ll like the next book in the Read Queen series, I’d love to discuss it with you when you’re finished. In fact I’ve watched the first and second movie and oh yeeeeah they truly are amazing. Can’t wat to watch the third, I just have to finish the book first. (:

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  2. Rishika 19 april, 2020 / 16:53

    Of course! 😄 I am so excited to read the next book! I think I might order it online, I can’t wait five whole weeks! I really hope Mare and Cal end up together! THEY ARE AMAZING!!! Yes, the Harry Potter movies are just magical!!! I loved all of them so much! I can’t wait until you read the fourth and fifth books, those are my favorites! 😄

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  3. Rishika 19 april, 2020 / 19:54

    Have you read the whole Red Queen series? Which one was your favorite? I’ve heard that the rest of the series isn’t as good as the first book, but I’m hoping that’s not true!

    Gilla

    • Echo 19 april, 2020 / 20:24

      I think you should read them and figure out what you think, but I’d love to discuss the books with you when you’ve finished. The first one’s my favorite anyway. (:

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