Monday, 16 April 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling Review

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling Book review

Well as you probably all already know this is the second book in the legendary Harry Potter Series.
Click here to see my Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone review
In this book we continue to follow Harry Ron and Hermione in their journey of magical learning. With a new Defence against the dark arts teacher, vain and self-centred Professor Lockhart, this year promises to be as eventful and magical as the last. Again everyone does a review on this book and most of you will have, by choice or not, read this book at some point.

With a mad house-elf on his case as Harry is supposedly in ‘Grave danger’ the year doesn’t start well for Harry as he gets blamed for the house-elf’s doings at uncle Vernon’s dinner party and bars are fitted over his windows. Harry is then rescued by the Weasley brothers who, without their parent’s consent, fly the enchanted car to collect Harry, his owl Hedwig and all his magical supplies from Privit drive. Harry then spends the rest of the summer at the Burrow – the Weasley’s humble and ramshackle home. Then on the day they are due to travel back to Hogwarts the platform barrier blocks them out, forced to take the magical car they break all rules and fly to Hogwarts. This causes chaos in both the Muggle and Magic world with many sightings and consequences that could get both Ron and Harry expelled from the place they love the most.  

This is the cover of the book that I own:

As you can see the cover shows that a flying car plays a large part in the travel in this book. Also there is the Smarties prize winner section at the bottom of the cover. The cartooned images of Ron and Harry highlight their most prominent features; this is for Harry his lightening shaped scar and for Ron his ginger hair and freckles. I really enjoyed this book as, despite the fact that I have read this book loads before, I picked up on many new details that I had either forgotten or skipped over inn past readings. This is why I think that this series is so fab- the way that the books have appeal to the young and old alike and that no matter how many times you read this book a new detail or snippet of conversation that doesn’t become relevant until later book can be picked up on. I like to think of it as being a book that just keeps giving and giving as there is always something to be learnt about the books and the characters in them.

I would give this book an age rating of 10+ years as they can be enjoyed by a 10 year old on one level but a few years later enjoyed on a completely different level.
Please comment if you spot any spelling or grammar mistakes so I can correct them xoxox

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