Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Ho ...more
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The Basilisk, Slytherin's snake, was killed by…more You point is definitely valid, but it lacks in symbolism in comparison with Rowling's plot.
The Basilisk, Slytherin's snake, was killed by Gryffindor's sword. Only the heir of Slytherin can control the snake. Only a true Gryffindor can pull Godric's sword out of the sorting hat. I think it was important that Harry Potter defeated the basilisk as a Gryffindor(his own soul), rather than a Slytherin(the fragment of Voldemort's soul in him).
Furthermore, even though Harry Potter and the diary were both Horcruxes(in other words, had fragments of the heir's soul), the latter was created by choice when Riddle's soul was still intact, whereas the horcrux in Harry was created by accident, beacause Voldemort's crippled soul was too unstable.
Moreover, out of all the inanimate horcuxes, the diary was the one that seemed to have more complex thought and it was the only one that communicated with people like an actual human being(the other horcruxes tried to deceive or corrupt by sounds or visions, while the diary held actual dialogues).
So one might think that the diary was a more powerful horcrux, or that it had a larger or more stable fragment of Vordemort's soul, therefore even if Harry tried to stop him in parseltongue, Tom Riddle's "phantom" might have a better chance of controlling the snake.
Finally, I agree with an answer that I read, that the diary was an inanimate object and a pure vessel of Tom's soul, as opposed to the other horcrux which coexisted with Harry's soul. The entirety of the diary consists in Voldemort's soul. Harry Potter is a living person with feelings and thought of his own -a true Gryffindor, as the sword proved. (less) (hide spoiler)]
Okay DUH 5/5 stars. I actually liked this book more than I remembered! This used to be my least favorite of the Harry Potter books and, while that still might be true, I was more entertained than I expected! I always forget how different Book Ginny is from Movie Ginny (way better all around) and how she has such a bigger role in the books than the films.
NOW ONTO HP AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN!
The reason I hate Ginny is---well, never mind. I don't want to start another shipping war here, the last one was terrible enough, so let the reason for my ...more
This time around I realized how much more entertaining this book is compared to the movie. Nothing against the movie because I LOVE it, but this book has so many more fun scenes! Like Arthur and Lucius PHYSICALLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER and Dobby tossing Lucius down a flight of stairs at the end. Reading this aloud with Kyle literally had us laughing like crazy. I love this series so much oh my Rowling.
Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas to ...more
-Me, reading Harry Potter
To say it with the words of my 7 year old brother: "It was good but badder than the first book."
This is Harry Potter. Nothing can ever beat a Harry Potter book. Apart from another Harry Potter book. And in this 7 (and a half) part series, this is my least favourite book. There's just so many things I don't like reading about. Harry and Ron stealing the car and flying it to Hogwarts? Gilderoy Lockhart? ...more
Let's take this book for example. Harry goes back to Hogwarts. Now enter Gilderoy Lockhart. A fame enamored charlatan, who knows nothing about anything, except memory spells. So clearly a Kardashian. Now some might ask: do Kardashians know memory spells. And the answer i ...more
I made myself a promise not to use any stills from any Harry Potter movies in my reviews for any book of the series, but I have to make an exception today January 14, 2016 thus the image above.
Even people who somehow managed to avoid reading the books and seeing the movies can guess that this book is about Harry Potter's second year the School of Wizardry, Hogwarts. Before he gets there though he had to fight ...more
Quick thoughts on the things that stood out to me:
Wow, the Dursleys were even more loathsome in this book than the first.
I love the Weasleys even more than I already did.
I am so glad my mother never sent me a Howler.
I thought Dobby was annoying in the movie (which I saw when it came out over a decade ago, not having read the book) but I thought he was awesome in the book. In fact, we rewatched the ...more
That being said, this is my least favorite of the early books (I'll let you know whether it's my least favorite overall after I reread HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX).
The reasons are LEGION:
1. Gilderoy Lockhart is a prat and I hate him.
2. Deathday party. It's creepy and gross.
3. Poor Ginny.
4. The trouble Harry and Ron get Mr. Weasley into stresses me out.
5. I don't like snakes ...more
Such a wise wizard.
You know how sometimes when you read the first in a series and it turns out so much better than you originally anticipated, it makes you a little apprehensive when starting the sequel? Well, I felt that way before starting this, but I can definitely say that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is another fabulous installment in the rightfully beloved Harry Potter series! ...more
Re-read #??: November 29-December 3, 2016
While this is probably one of my least favorites of the series, it's still a fantastic book. I can't say for sure why I don't love it as much as the others, but it's just never stood out to me.
However, upon rereading it, I am reminded again how great Rowling is at developing a story arc! There are so many hints to later parts of the series in this book! Especially with Tom Riddle showing up, the diary, hints of Ron's affect ...more
So poor Harry is stuck back with the Dursley's on Privet Drive. And even though Harry is a relative, they still treat him like poo because he's ma ...more
so lame, boring, petty, plotless, uninteresting, lame, boring, and boring.
harry potter is just not for me, I think I'm just gonna give up trying to read these books.
tbh, the only reason i wanna finish this series, is so i can finally watch the movies 😂
Also buddy read with that mr. thicc asshole who took forever to read the first book and had me waiting aka salmon aka Solomon who I'll tag soon.
I promised my besties that I wouldn’t roast this book :) so I’m gonna try my very best :)
(the fan art in this fandom is effing gorgeous you talented peeps)
- Harry is still a live and breathing special snowflake
- All that happened was they drove a car
- That’s it
- For 150 pages
- The only event that took place
- Was driving an effing car in the sky
- Okay, right we said no roasting
- Ummmmm, Hermione is awesome, I like her
- Ron is meh
- Malfoy seems like the only complex character
- The secon ...more
❝It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.❞
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets stars off where Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone left off. Harry goes back to his old home for summer and spends time with his ugly family, The Dursleys. They are no different then they were before but in fact are even more rude. As Harry thinks about going back to Hogwarts, a new and ugly creature appears in Harry's bedroom as Harry returns upstairs. His name is Do ...more
Bedtime reading for my daughter (and second reading for me). It is once again exciting to wander across the Hogwarts halls, observing the mysterious facts that involve the protagonists, just like we were there too. This is Rowling's rare gift: making sure that we see through the eyes of Harry, Ron and Hermione.
The summer holidays have passed, and the new school year is about to start at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry'...more
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I love how every character brings something else to the table. Ron's dry comments, Fred and George's pranks, Hermione's cleverness, Dumbledore's charming str ...more
From the very beginning, the true nature of this story is quite obvious - The Chamber of Secrets. There is only one "c ...more
1. Gilderoy Lockhart. The man is ridiculous to the point of revolting. I don’t need to say anything else.
2. The flying car bits were just stupid. More people wo ...more
Which house are you in? I would love to know! :D
This was me at the beginning of the book:
This was me during the book:
This was me at the end of the book:
Why did I give this one 5 stars? Well, duh. It's Harry Potter. This book was just as good as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, if not better! This one definitely gave me the feels, you know what I mean? Harry, Ron, and Hermione's characters really did improve in a lot of ways. I should explain, but c'mon. I ...more
After the last book I read, I thought I deserved a treat and decided to read the second HP book and true to everyone’s claim, I enjoyed and savored every single page on which everything written magically fits one another, exactly like the 10 year old me dreamed of. The experience was ten times better when I used Professor Mc Gonagall’s voice to read the entire thing. Lol!
Just a few of the abundant awesome moments/stuff:
1. The heroic, flying car, duh!
2. Mrs. Weasly’s feistiness and Mr. Weasly’ ...more
I’m being vague but I don’t know if I can specify. Let me try to.
For one thing, this didn’t have the same mastery of language as the first. It seemed in Sorcerer’s Stone that every word was a careful choice. Here, the phrase “after all” was used three times in one measly paragraph. It wasn’t poorly written by any stretch of the ...more
“I'll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I'm not there.”
Re-read - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the twin of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This book is not so far from the first one and I love how joyful it is. Harry Potter comes back to his family, if I can call them that. For this summer, Dobby prevents Harry from going back to Hogwart. He says something will happen and it means death for Harry Potter and everyone.
J.K. Rowling never lets us down with her ...more
Reading with a few other Potter heads at Buddies Books and Baubles. Let the magic commence.
Me: Harry Potter Reread! YAY *squee*
Hubs: Seriously, you are rereading them. Haven't you read them already and watched all the movies.
Me: Yes....but I like to reread them every few years. They are magical like that and I want to jump back into that whole world again.
Hubs: *Blank Stare* but you already know what happens.
Me: That d ...more
I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets even more than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I loved that I read a few scenes that were new to me. A few things I noticed were not in the movie. I expect that will happen more and more as the series goes on. I listened to the audiobook and I thought the narration was fantastic. In fact, it may have convinced me to do the rest of the series in audio!
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch ...more