Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #2
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Urban fantasy, Witches
5th sentence, 74th page: They squirmed, kicked, flailed their sharp little fists and gnashed their teeth; Harry spent ten whole minutes trying to squash a particularly fat on into a pot.
Harry Potter is a wiard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last…
The Chamber of Secrets is one of my all-time favourite Harry Potter books (if I must pick a favourite that is). If I’m in the mood for a Harry Potter book and don’t feel like reading the whole series (since that can take a few months), it’s the second book that I tend to pick up.
I think that it’s the introduction of Ginny and the pure innocence of the book that has made it so important to me. Even though all of the Harry Potter books have a level of darkness about them (which I love to bits), The Chamber of Secrets seems to highlight Ginny’s innocence and the boys’ tendency to find trouble. But, mostly it’s about the fact that a young girl with a crush and annoying older brothers is so vulnerable – well, any young girl can be vulnerable if approached in the right way. Although it’s incredibly dangerous, Ginny’s purity and the way that she is manipulated reminds me so much of my childhood innocence. Something that I think all of us adults sometimes miss.
As I’m writing about this, I am replaying every moment of the story in my head. A very enjoyable way to procrastinate, I assure you.
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