Book Review - Harry Potter and The Chambers of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

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

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter, #2
First published on July 2, 1998 by Arthur A. Levine Books
 Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 341
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had been so mean and hideous that all Harry 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 who says that if Harry 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 and a spirit who haunts the girls’ bathroom. But then the real trouble begins – someone is turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possible be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself!


Just like the first book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets started so good and so natural that it instantly made me feel that I am one of its characters and is present with every scene in this story. I love that it’s so easy to read that even if you haven’t read the first book yet, you can perfectly understand the story because the author takes time to explain those events or terms that were first mentioned in the first book.

But unlike the first book, this one had quite a number of some new words that I need to consult my dictionary for its meaning, but so far, it didn’t annoy me at all because this story is just too good to be true. It’s been so many years since I’ve watched the movie that’s why when I read those scenes that I remembered from the movie, I get too excited and can’t help my stupid grin. I know this line has been too overused by me, but I have to say that books are absolutely better than the movie. All of those scenes that I had some questions about in the movie we’re all explained in the book.

In its first few chapters, we were also introduced to the life of the Weasley family and I can’t really help but be envious of Ron. Even if they’re not rich like the evil Malfoy, their family are, should I say, the best family I’ve ever met in the book world so far. It’s also so much better because of the playful twins, awww. I’ll be binge watching all the 7  movies after I’ve read this series for sure haha.

I have no complaints and I didn’t find any questionable scenes at all. All are properly executed and I can’t even believe that it’s only 352 pages because I felt that it was almost a thousand pages because there’s so many things happening in this book.

I don’t know what to add anymore so let me finish this review by saying that this is absolutely one those books that is worth your money and time.

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7 years ago

I will admit that I own all the movies and LOVE them… but I only read the last book in the series. Which was mainly because I couldn’t wait between movies to figure out what happened at the end, so I borrowed a friend’s book. However, your reviews are making me want to grab some copies from my library and read them. I’ve always heard that the movies don’t fully capture the essence of the books and I assume that’s true with all adaptations because a book really gets into the nooks and crannies. Whereas a movie has a limited time-frame to portray the story within the book. I can’t wait to read your next review on the series. 🙂

7 years ago
Reply to  Kristin

Yay! We’re the same. I own all the movies and books too. And yes, the books are so much better than the movie and I am sure you’ll love them too 🙂

Sophia Rose
7 years ago

It’s great when a book makes you smile. Glad you loved it, Vanessa! I want to read them over again someday because they were so good the first time.

7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Absolutely. I’m quite sure I’ll be reading this series again 🙂

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