Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Movie Tie-in Edition

by Jk Rowling

Bloomsbury Juvenile UK | January 12, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Movie Tie-in Edition is rated 4.7763 out of 5 by 295.
J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for. After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter. She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards. She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105,000.00. The book was retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books. The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.75 in

Published: January 12, 2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile UK

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0747562180

ISBN - 13: 9780747562184

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Great Book" Harry Potter and his friends are in Year 2 of Hogwarts and things just keep getting better and better. This book was fantastic, it was full of excitement, joy and tons of witchcraft magic battles. Good: Great characters, I found I loved how Joanne Rowling seemed to write just a masterpiece, every page I turned and I said, "Why Couldn't I Of Came Up With This?" Bad: I found that the teachers in Book Two were rather boring characters as I found them to be very, very bad characters.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Finally trying to catch up on reading I tried to get done years ago. This one is just as good as the first Harry Potter book. An entertaining and quick read.
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as magical as the first one - the kids & I loved it! I read this book aloud to my children. It was won a number of literary awards, including: 2008 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 1999 British Book Award, 1999 Smarties Prize, and 1999 Booklist Editors' Choice. At the start of the book, 12 year-old Harry is eagerly awaiting his return for his second year at Hogwarts. The Dursleys are hosting an important dinner for Mr. Dursley’s boss and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mason, and Harry is supposed to remain out of sight so as not to embarrass them. Upon his return to his room, he finds a strange elf named Dobby who has come to warn Harry not to return to Hogwarts. When Harry finds out that Dobby has been stealing the letters from Ron and Hermione meant for Harry, he is furious. Dobby makes trouble for Harry and uses magic to send Mrs. Dursley’s dessert crashing to the floor and a furious Mr. Dursley forbids Harry from ever returning to Hogwarts. He installs iron grates over the window and takes away his magic books and wand and locks them up in the cupboard under the stairs. Poor Harry! Good thing that Ron and his twin brothers steal their father’s magical car and use it to tear the grate from the window and rescue Harry! Harry stays with the Weasleys until school starts, and Dobby tries to prevent Harry from getting aboard the Hogwarts train by sealing the magical passageway to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. The quick-thinking boys use Mr. Weasley’s car again to get to Hogwarts, although not without consequences! The newness of Hogwarts still hasn’t rubbed off for me. I found it just as magical as the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In this installment, we are introduced to the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart. The women all swoon over this man, who has authored many books that recount his magical escapades. The book is a bit darker than the series debut, and Harry keeps hearing a chilling voice who whispers murderous words. Victims are becoming petrified, essentially turning into statues, and it seems to have to do with a Chamber of Secrets that was opened many years before. The key lies in a mysterious book that falls into Harry’s possession, which was owned by a Hogwarts student named Tom Riddle. My kids and I absolutely loved this book! It was filled with so much excitement, and it was the highlight of our day to read this at bedtime each night. Even at such a young age, it is easy to see that Harry is becoming a very powerful wizard. I love the whole “good versus evil” tone that Rowling has created. As was with the first one, I love how Rowling ends off the book with such a touching scene between Dumbledore and Harry. Dumbledore always offers Harry sage insight and treats him with such warmth and love, and I couldn’t help getting misty-eyed.
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The World Expands With one wand, I give J.K. a lot of credit, she upped the ante quite abit here. With the other wand, I have to declare this was my least favourite of the seven. So begins my disjointed look at Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, the second book in the series. The one that I read that J.K. had some of the most stress over, worried it would not work another time. It does, but with some catches. J.K. takes a big risk here by bringing the terror of racial lynching to our characters lives. For most books, just bringing up the topic by having a vile person spout slurs would be considered daring, with a dash of after school special morals thrown in to make it all better by the end. This does not happen here. The viciousness of the topic is brought up and permeates the entire book, and it's stench sticks around right to the bitter end of the series. No pat resolution is offered. And combined with the uncertain terror of these racial attacks, which are designed to kill, J.K. is telling her audience the awful truth. Hatred exists, no matter what special abilities you possess, nor how rich you are, this virulent strain of nastiness can infect anyone. To push the issue further, J.K. subtly slides into the story the concept of slavery. Dobby's antics as an enslaved house elf are sometimes played with light comedic outcomes, but his self-torture because of perceived disobedience is heartbreaking. The hows and whys of the house elf's history is never explained but only partially referred to, but their power to topple their unjust wizard owners is obvious. But they stay subjugated. Of the uncounted multitudes of house elf's shown throughout the series, only one, our friend Dobby, is happy with being liberated. Despite Hermione's efforts later in the series, this reality does not change. No easy answer for this problem. The final good part that really stuck to me was not revealed till the end. The alienation of Ginny from all those around her, unnoticed by everyone, becomes a major point at the conclusion. A first year student, with plenty of older siblings, all in her house, but she is still so alone. A magical diary talking back to her, giving her a much needed soothing, is very much the equivalent of caring strangers on the internet. Ginny seeks solace where she can find it. And that is sad. As for the bitter medicine of criticism I must now dispense, it relates to how J.K. has to shape the plot. With every book she has to find ways to extend the story to fit over the course of a year. Results here are mixed, but the majority of the time her ideas work and work very well. In this instance, she concocts a ridiculous plan to trick information out of Draco by using Polyjuice potion. The plan is over the top in bad Ocean's 12 style, and when Hermione states the potion takes a month to ferment, my eyes rolled. A convenient way to allow time to pass by. My one sore spot in an otherwise glorious series. Now that Harry, Hermione, and Ron have saved the day again, the stage is all set for a more mature tale to inhabit the series. With age comes more danger and intrigue and family history to explore. And Hagrid getting a well deserved promotion. Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ***** I remember thinking before I read this book that it was my least favorite out of the series (of the ones that I've read). I take that back. I won't say that it's my favorite (it isn't), but I still love it and find it very important to the development of the series. I still loved diving into the world of Harry Potter, and I was completely captivated, once again, by Harry's adventures. One of the parts that I particularly enjoy about this book is that we find out that Harry Potter can, in fact, get into trouble and that he isn't as invincible as some people in the wizarding world think. That's not to say that he's not my favorite character out of the book, but J.K. Rowling uses this as a smart move to present her main character with a character flaw--therefore making the story all the more believable. This is one of her strengths in writing these novels. Even though they are works of fiction, she makes it so that readers can actually believe that something of this sort can happen. Another wise move on J.K. Rowling's part, specifically in this book more so than the first book, is that this is where the reader gets to see just how evil Voldemort/Tom Riddle is and the chaos and pandemonium he can reek. Whereas before the reader only heard about horrors he committed in the past, we are able to see in this book that he is still very much a potent threat. One other very important component of this book is the discrimination between pure-blood families, half-blood families and Muggle-borns. Particularly on the part of the Malfoys, we see people who are very racist, if you will. Rowling makes this a very clear part of this novel, making me wonder if it comes into play in future books. The only thing that I have to complain about with this novel is the fact that she reiterates a lot of points from the first book, making it so that you almost don't have to read the first book. I really shouldn't complain about it because it's probably something that she had to do in writing a sequel, but it did get on my nerves sometimes. On a side note, one of the things I absolutely love about all of these books is that they are, in a way, like solving a giant puzzle. There have been countless times while reading these books that I end up smacking myself in the head, thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?" or "Why didn't I pick up on that?"
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still enjoyable the second time around 3.75 stars In book two of the Harry Potter series, Harry is warned that it is too dangerous for him to return to Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year. But still, it's better than living with his family, the Dursleys. This is my first reread of the series (finally!), and I'm enjoying it. It started off a little slow, with mostly recap, but picked up again about 1/3 of the way through. I remember not liking this one as much as the others the first time around, and I still feel that way (something about that flying car has always bugged me – and it's on the cover!). It was fun to catch some of those things/characters that show up again later in the series that I didn't really notice the first time I read them – well, I noticed but they just didn't stick with me as I encountered them again later. I didn't remember the end of this one, either, so it was fun to read again.
Date published: 2012-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book, Great Series! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K Rowling, is the second book in the series. In order to understand this book I would suggest reading the first one to understand some underlying traits about the characters. In this book the children discover some history of Hogwarts, which enticed them to try to learn more about the Chamber of Secrets. This book does a lot to display the characters personality and creates a vivid imagination. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good adventure with a vivid open-minded imagination.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Novel. This book is a bit darker than the first book. It was okay, but it almost made me lose interest in reading the rest of the series, but I think I'll continue on with it anyway. I liked the parts where Harry speaks Parsel Tongue, but I hated the giant snake altogether. Rowling did a great job with description because I had no trouble imagining the snake and it's sounds; it's just not my cup of tea. I like Harry's relationship with his friends and I'd like to know a bit more about the lives of his enemies. I look forward to finishing the rest of the series because I really want to read Deathly Hallows.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great!~ You should read this!
Date published: 2011-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I really liked it. I liked how Rowling moved the story along, while also leaving in the whimsy of the first book. I found that during this book one got a sense of looming darkness that the books seem to get as the story progresses along. While the main characters are starting to mature, you also see that they are still children in some senses. They are still children and have that curiosity, but they are also keenly aware of the fact that they are growing up and that things will change as they grow up. Another excellent installment in the series.
Date published: 2011-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I actually read this book first before the other ones. I still made sense but somethings were missing. When i finally read the first one everything fell into place. Its an amazing series!
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great J.K. Rowling has written another master peace in my books. I loved how you get to meet some new characters in this book, and how you also get to go on a whole new aventure with harry and all his friends. I found this book to be a great read. I can not wait to start Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Date published: 2010-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hooked on Harry! Another great book, so much adventure! JK Rowling is so talented to fill these books with page-turning mystery suitable for young and old! On to book 3!
Date published: 2010-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K Rowling, is the second book in the series of seven. Harry Potter, who is a new found wizard, is still discovering what it is like in a world of witches and wizardry. He was orphaned as a young boy after the powerful dark wizard took his parents away from him. From the incident that happened, Harry was left with a powerful scar on his forehead which holds a lot of meaning (which is something that you will find out throughout the series). The book contains typical fun scenes such as Quidditch matches, bullying by Draco Malfoy (another wizard, blue-blood student), meeting strange creatures and detective work done by Harry and his new best friends Ron and Hermione. The children learn some history of Hogwarts and become even more interested in the Chamber of Secrets which grips the audience. This book does a lot to display the characters personality and creates a vivid imagination. There is a lot of emotion expressed and we start to see the relationship between Harry and his friends form more into a strong bond. This book/series is said to target young children but as an adult, I have greatly enjoyed them! The writing style does not come off as one of just a children’s writer. This is one of my favourites because a lot of the characters are still being introduced and the bond between Harry and most of the characters is clearly starting to form. Also, we start to learn bits and pieces of how the dark lord came about. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good adventure and/or who has an imagination!
Date published: 2010-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect sequel I thought This book was amazing. It had all the suspence of a mystery/ thriller. As soon as you put it down all you cold think about was what's going to happen next? It also had a good amount of humor. Which in my opinon is aways a must for any good book. 5 stars!
Date published: 2010-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adventurous and fun ! the world of hogwarts is so much fun and the characters are just great and this book teaches you more about both ! i am very proud to say that im a harry potter fan, everybody should read these books, they are popular for a reason. the movies are awesome too but read the books before the movies or else you wont have the same experience !!!
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first I didn't like this one as much as the first. I think I might take a break from this series. But I did like this quote. It's Professor Dumbledore talking to Harry: "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
Date published: 2009-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What an adventure! Even better than book 1. After this book I definitely know there is no stopping from reading the rest of the series. 'Secrets' is more detailed and intricate than book 1. The relationships have also evolved. The allusion of things to come and things the reader will yet find out keeps you turning the page. I think my son read this book in less than 2 days...he was 8 at the time. It is so nice to share my love of reading with him.
Date published: 2009-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites! Although the plot line from the first installment of the series was similar, it defiantly had it's intriguing differences! The mystery of what the Chamber of secrets is was a very compelling subject and brought great suspense near the end. You can also see the trio's friendship developing more and more. Great read!
Date published: 2009-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it (: This was like awesome :) The storyline isn't repetitive at all and the characters are very believable (even though witches and wizards are fictional) Plus, it starts like a new beginning, too, so you don't miss much, :) 4.5/5
Date published: 2009-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chamber of Secrets This is the second book in the Harry Potter series. Harry starts to get framiliar with the wizard world, and he can't wait to go back and leave his muggle (non-magic) relatives behind. However, not all is well at Hogwarts (the wizard school). Students are being "petrified" (in a coma-ish state) by someone or something within the school. People soon suspect Harry of attacking students, and even his friends stay a bit further than normal. Then Ron's sister is taken into the chamber, where she will die. Harry and Ron must save the school and Ron's sister from the evil acts of Voldemort.... and where is Hermione? You'll have to read to find out.
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! I started reading J.K. Rowling's books in 2008 in my literature circles group ever since I've been reading them and I'm almost finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire since I am not finished that I think that this is one of the best in the series with alot of suprise twists. You'll love this book!
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another exciting adventure! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling is the second book in the series and is almost as great as the first. I don't know whether it was the movie that made the book less exciting than it could've been, but it was still great. The series is excellent; making me feel that I am being drawn into the mysterious world of Harry Potter. Everything is well-crafted and seems to have been given a significant amount of thought. After Harry's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he goes back to Privet Drive to stay with the Dursley's again. Harry scares his cousin Dudley and his aunt and uncle into thinking that they may be cursed in case they try to do something to annoy Harry. Thus, Harry gets treated better this summer. However, everything is turned upside down when Dobby the house elf shows up, trying to protect Harry, by stopping Harry from returning to Hogwarts. Dobby causes a great disaster and the Dursley's discover that Harry is not allowed to use magic outside of Hogwarts. Now that they know the truth, the Dursley's decide to lock Harry in his room so that he never returns to his school. And, if Harry does decide to use magic to escape, he will be expelled. In this adventure, the Chamber Of Secrets has been opened. Follow Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, to obtain clues about where this chamber is and what it actually contains. Harry learns that he actually possesses an incredibly rare ability and many exciting events occur. Gideroy Lockhart is an incredibly funny character. 4.5/5
Date published: 2009-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating A solid good read - not just for kids.
Date published: 2008-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something evil is lurking....and I love it While I have to admit, this was my least favourite in the series, I still absolutely LOVED this story. More so after reading books 6 and 7, and realized the hints and foreshadowing this book possesses. I was hooked on this book at every twist and turn, from the voices Harry was hearing until the final battle in the novel. Another magical novel in the series, and at this point, the fun was just getting started...
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good. This novel was the best movie of the Potter films to date. I did enjoy the fantasy that Rowling laid out for the characters. I feel that I am in danger of becoming a closet fan. I do believe adults can enjoy this book. Snakes, swords, a bad guy and lots of magic..it won me over.
Date published: 2008-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Wonderful Read I really am enjoying the Harry Potter series. I must admit that I first struggled with reading it, convincing myself that these were children's books. But now that I have read 2 of these books I am now convinced that this is part of J. K. Rowling's genius. These books are for everyone. Being somewhat of a closet anglophyle, I must say that I really enjoy the language in these books. It seems to flow effortlessly and has so much texture and depth. I then pick up an American writer and find the language very lifeless. The characters in this book are very well developed and very vivid. There are plots and subplots, emotions, distrust, friendships and of course the unpredictable world of the unknown. I think what is starting to come more to me as I read these books and especially this book, is that you get the feeling that Harry is very special, almost seen as a god in the wizard world, yet he struggles, and gets into trouble, gets hurt and has his fair share of ups and downs just like any other kid. I think this is what makes Harry so believable.
Date published: 2008-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read I love the Harry Potter series and this is a wonderful sequel to the Philosphers Stone, a well researched and thought out series with many links to actual historical facts. A fun read for any age.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical A moving novel, even better then the first in the series. The characters begin to grow and develop as they are faced by terrors they had never imagined possible. Questions are asked, and answers are searched for. Everywhere from Hagrid to bathrooms, and from bathrooms to libraries. A real coming of age story for people of all ages as these characters serach for clues to save the wizarding school. A wonderfully amazing read.
Date published: 2007-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TERRIFIC like all the other harry potter books.. ABSOLUTELY GREAT!! i think that it was awesome and exciting! i recommend it to everyone!
Date published: 2007-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!!!!!!!! I really loved Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets because it had a wonderful plot, adventure, characters and imagination. I really love the Harry Potter series and J.K. Rowlings because they all have such good plots, adventures and characters.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic Harry is now in his second year at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, and this year is as full of excitment as the last. When people begin to get petrified, Harry, Ron and Hermione go on a quest to save hogwarts. The only problem is Hermione gets petrified, leaving Harry and Ron to face the creature themselves. One of the best books in the Harry Potter series.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from CLassic This isn't my favourite book of all of them, i still like it because it's all about my favourite character! This book isn't my favourite becuase i think that it is kind of random, compared to the other books that stick to a story line. I think that as the story goes on it gets better. I recommend the whole series to EVERYBODY! -Ana
Date published: 2006-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I was somewhat disappointed with the second Harry Potter novel. It was one of my least favourite ones. Of course it is hard to compare the Harry Potter series because they are all so well written. It is defintely worth reading. Understanding the Harry Potter novels is important so I would recommend reading them in order.
Date published: 2006-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic performance by Jim Dale! Okay, I've read this before, but I enjoyed listening to the book in a completely different way. For one, the talented Jim Dale's reading of the text really grants depth to the various character voices (even Justin comes across as an interesting and individual fella), and for another, the pace of his reading is just right. It's quite hard, sometimes, to listen to audiobooks specifically because some readers just don't quite. read. fast. enough. Not a problem for Jim Dale. As always, the characters, situations and plot are all archetypical ones, and J.K. Rowling certainly delves enough into mythology and symbolism to give the adult reader a few knowing smiles over terms, phrases, or bits and pieces of latin she peppers throughout the text. Something that did derail me a bit was when it is discussed that Hagrid was kicked out in his third year, fifty years ago when the chamber was first opened. Did you picture Hagrid as a 63 year old? I really didn't, though I suppose that's not exactly a failing of Rowling's writing, or Dale's performance, so much as it wasn't the mental image I'd somehow formed. Enjoyable as always, and now I'll have to tighten my budget's belt for book three on unabridged audiocassette.
Date published: 2006-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great This is another great book by JK. I've read it 3 times in two years.
Date published: 2006-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the beginning of somehting great! this book was alot of fun, a nice easy read, very creative and entertaining characters and a great storyline. I liked it very much and couldnt wait to get my hands on the next one!
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Really, Really Great Book This a great book,J.K Rowling. My older sister's and my mom helped me read this book. I am 8 years old and it was a great story. I enjoyed reading it. It was scary and exiting at the same time.
Date published: 2005-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW! This book is a must read. . . . Its a great book and the movie is great too. This one is a bit more scary than the first but still a very good read. A MUST READ!
Date published: 2005-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Story Full of Magic!!! The Harry Potter and The Chamber of The Secrets was very exciting 2 read!!! This year at Hogwarts is Harrys 2 year,He meets Dark Lord Voldemort again for a second time. I would prefer all the kids 2 read this book especially the series which i am planing 2 do!!! A VERY EXCELLENT JOB WELL DONE ONCE AGAIN BY J.K ROWLING!!!
Date published: 2005-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ah... Ah... I'll have to take some time to think about this one... not the best story plot. Ah... OK characters, but as I said, poor story plot. I think JK Rowling could have given us some more surprises in this one. She's still my favourite author, but just didn't have a good second novel. I'd probably accept a $15 offer or more to read this book again.
Date published: 2005-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT, but scary !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this book, so filled with wonder and mystery. Great book, A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from COOL IT IS COOL. (Except the end.)
Date published: 2003-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from harry potter This book was verry good...harry, ron and hermione r the best... all the books just get better and better.
Date published: 2003-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from TOO SCARY, J.K. !!!!!! To scary at the end. The rest, great!
Date published: 2003-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet Another Triumph for Joanne Kathleen Rowling!!! This book lived up to my expectations of it... indeed, it surpassed them as well. Its falling action was quite chilling. However, once again, this book gives you the whole range of emotions on a silver platter. It is unsurpassable!!
Date published: 2003-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Rules!! I love Chamber of Secrets it is way better than the first one and I think Jk Rowling is a great person for creating Harry Potter and to Christopher Columbus for the movies.good job you guys keep it up!
Date published: 2003-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful All Harry Potter books are great but this one is my favourite. Be sure to read this book carefully because you never know when a clue could pop up. This book is full of action and suspense. The book will be glued to your eyes!
Date published: 2003-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A very sad sequel Well I have to say, this book was a huge disappointment after the first book. It has essentially the same plot as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone but with different names for the characters. Come on J.K. find that creative spark we all know you have!
Date published: 2003-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re: My Favourite This book is one of the best in the Harry Potter series! I've read it 10 times! I can't wait for the movie to come out.
Date published: 2002-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wild Ride Through Magic !! This book is an amazing accomplishment from J.K. Rowling. It is one of her best books so far of the four and it explains much from the history of magic. Basilisk was a wonderful creation which really made the story come alive. So I say to you this - read this book or the Basilisk will come and get you !!
Date published: 2002-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! I have read all 4 of the HP books and this one was by far my fave!! I love the suspense and the fantasy of it. I just couldn't put it down. HIGHLY recommended!
Date published: 2002-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A short review of harry potter The harry potter series is by far the best series of books i've ever read! the language and emotions are really easy to understand.the third and fourth books are my favoutites of the series! I cant wait till the fifth comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!! The movie was also really good but of course the book was better . I LOVE HARRY POTTER! READ IT.
Date published: 2002-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Happening Magic I love all the Harry Potter books and I have read all the four books. I am eagerly waiting for the fifth book. While reading the books, I feel as though I am very much a part of that book. It is a very interesting book as the suspense is present till the end.
Date published: 2002-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow This is the best book of the series and by far the scariest near the end of this book it gets really scary but it was so interisting i couldnt put it down just like the rest of the series. Well done J.k and keep up the good work.
Date published: 2001-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical ;-) The Harry Potter series are the best books I have ever read! The second is just as good as the first, and I hope the rest will be as amazing!
Date published: 2001-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Postgraduate Loves Harry If Harry Potter is for kids, then I am proud to say I am a 34 year-old university post-graduate kid! Hooked my 37-year-old sister (lawyer) on them too! Doesn't make the mistake of talking down to kids, is wittily imaginative and tintinabulously funny! Everyone who was once a ten-year old should love them...(and if you weren't, get with the program, resident aliens!).
Date published: 2001-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets This is a wonderfull book! It will keep the attention of readers of all ages! Once you start reading it you'll find it so exciting and interesting that you won't want to put it down! I highly reccomend this book for reading!
Date published: 2001-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Good and the Bad Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a great book! It has a lot of suspense, like when Ron's little sister, Ginny is taken away by the Chamber of Secrets monster. Or another example of suspense is when Professor McGonnagel comes bursting onto the quidditch pitch to take Harry and Ron to the hospital wing to show them that their best friend had been turned into stone. The thing I don't like though is when I was told that Ginny's skeleton was going to lie in the chamber of secrets forever. Ben P.S. I have read all four books and the first and second books twice. I am presently reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Date published: 2001-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chamber of secrets this is the best i ever read
Date published: 2001-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book Never have I read a book so much that the cover was bent and fading. The book is Harry potter and the chamber of secrets. The book is about a boy named harry who goes to a school for witch craft and wizardry. All the book's J.K Rowling had wrote so far in my books have been great. For the past two years the only presents I have given for presents were the Harry Potter box set I'm not quite sure what made me fall in love with them so maybe it was the characters maybe the setting or maybe it is that magic is real. It's in our hearts we can hear it beating each day. The only thing I don't like about the books is the fact that there making a movie out of it and now that I have seen the movie trailer it has destroyed my image of the characters. I LOVE THE BOOKS BUT I HATE THE MOVIE
Date published: 2001-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter This is the best book I ever read!It is so good I would encourege everybody to read it,infact the whole series of Harry Potter because the books are so excellent and good.Everybody would like the books.
Date published: 2001-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter is awsome Ever pick up a book you couldn't put down? well than you know what it's like to read Harry Potter! I couldn't stop reading once I started (This applys to all four avalible)! The really wierd part is neither could my Dad! Everyone I know that has read book one has raced back to the store to buy book 2,3 and 4. It's amazing how J.K Rowling wrote them all. I somtimes think I must be her biggest fan and then I remember practicly everyone is! Harry Potter Rocks! My little sister has read all four books (9) and my Dad (claims he's 21) has read them all too. In the last year I read all four books no less then 13 times each and I read other books. If you are thinking about buying this beware you'll probably stay home all day until you finish it!
Date published: 2001-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Totally Hooked!!! I think that this book get's off to a very slow start. You don't get interested in the book untill the events start getting exciting in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th chapters. My advise to you is keep with it it only gets better. I've read all of the Harry Potter books and am highly looking forward to the 5th book. This is a terrific book and I loved it!!!!!
Date published: 2001-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretes Before you read this book read the first Harry Potter book. Its called THE PHLOSPHERS STONE. The second Harry Potter book is very exciting and action packed. The books are big and take time but once you read them you will not regret taking the time. They are very good books. Some people have thought the books are not good when they buy them after they read them they loved them.I recommed this book to anybody who likes action and has an imagination should read this book.
Date published: 2001-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets I don't enjoy reading that much and one day one of my friends reccomended this book to me. I couldn't stop reading until the book was done. Now I like reading a lot especially Harry potter Books.
Date published: 2001-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I never knew!! When Harry Potter first came out I thought it would be really stupid and that only nerds would read it. A few months flew by and everyone was saying how great it was! Finally I tried the frist book, It was great! I finally know why everyone loves it. A lot of people like reading faerie tales but all there was were books such as Sleeping Beauty and that's too young. Yet now I've realized that young or old anyone can love the mistic charm of Harry Potter!
Date published: 2001-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J.K. has done it again J.K. Rowling has created yet another terrific Harry Potter story. I found this book absolutly amazing,I coulden't put it down. This one is about Harry's second year at hogwarts. It is very exciting, with lots of new characters and adventures. Join Harry as he, Ron, and Hermione battle the new arisen heir of slytherin for a prize that can change history. I highly reccomend this book for fantasy/adventure fans of all ages.
Date published: 2001-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforrgetable........... yet mysterious. In this book, it being the second in the series, there are tonnes of twists and turns that keep you on your feet. This makes this book one of the hardest to put down. Now when you walk into a book store like chapters for example there are books for adults, children, theres a section for every type of book. Most people might overlook this book because its in the children section, well they shouldn't this is a wonderful book that everyone can enjoy, the adventures of a boy about my age going to a school many people dream about, it can keep you occupied for hours. I loved it, so did all my friends. If you were to read one non-fiction book this year or next it should be one of the harry potter books.
Date published: 2001-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Magnificent! Sheer genius! This is what almost everyone who's read Harry Potter has said. Including I. This is a book about a boy named Harry Potter. His magical parents have deceased and now Harry live with his mean old uncle and aunty. Harry is joined with his friends in his second year at Hogwart. Wait there's something wrong. Someone is paralyzing certain people. Who could it be? Can Harry, Ron, and Hermoine solve this mystery? Or will the scholl be tooken over by this mysterious thing? Find out in this thrilling, imaginative, stay up way past your bed time book.
Date published: 2001-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eyes on the page the best book i read in years is Harry Potter. my aunt got the first two books for me, before that i couldn't under stand why harry potter was such a big deal, now i do! shes geting the next ones for me and i can't wait! i read harry potter over and over and never get bored. my eyes are still stuck to the page. it's amazing! it's hard to belive someone wrote it. i'd like to take a quote from harry potter and the chamber of secrets "there once was a old witch who started reading a book and couldn't put down, she walked arownd tring to do everything one handed."
Date published: 2001-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Secret is Out Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was an outstanding boook. J.K Rowling did an extrodinary job with the characters and plot. The suspense in the story is overwhelming and the story is woven together wonderfully. It's no wonder that the Harry Potter series is so attractive to kids of all ages. The secret of J.K Rowling's books is out and available for all ages to read!
Date published: 2001-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wasn't suprised! A few months ago, i was on the internet readin about new movies coming out, and happenned to stumble on the new Harry Potter flick. It looked interesting so i went to buy myself a copy of this book. I wanted to get the first one, but it was not there. I sat down to read it, and it was one of hte worst books I have ever read. The writing style is excellent, but hte story and plots are very dumb! I would only recommend this to children from 6-13! Not at all in good taste!
Date published: 2001-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting, but can be scary I bought this book for my son, but was curious to know why so many kids are addicted to Harry Potter. As a book-lover since the age of 5, I find this novel very interesting and outstanding among the numerous story books that are available. However, I won't recommend this book to kids under 7, because some of the incidents are quite scary, especially the tragedy that happened to the students in the middle of the story, and the spiders in the forest.
Date published: 2001-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this book rocks This is a awsome book I started reading it and couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2001-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The magic of Reality Before reading this book, it wasn't in my habit to read books, in other words, I didn't like reading books. Once I finished every Harry Potter book, especially this one, my whole view point changed and now I am reading books everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just because the book is fantastic; it makes you hold your breath as you turn the page and yell out a scream of joy when Harry Potter is safe!!!!! Believe me, the book is a wonderful magical experience!
Date published: 2001-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best I have read this book 10 times and every time I read it's even more exiting and interesting!
Date published: 2001-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from *BOMB* This book is amazing when it acually talks about the subtitle such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It is AMAZING! You got to read this book. I really liked the part when the chambers is open. There is a lot of dramatistiqes in it. If you haven't read the book, YOU HAVE TO READ IT NOW! Once you get to the climax, you're on. So I'm just saying this book is DA BOMB!
Date published: 2001-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book that you can't put it down This book is the best book I have ever read. J.K Rowling put too much suspense in it. The only thing wrong with it is that you can't put it down.
Date published: 2001-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a very good book because all the mysteries at the beginning are solved at the end. My favorite part is when Harry fights for his life. Read the book to find out what happens!
Date published: 2001-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets This book was about an old chamber that a wizard created when he built the wizardry school, and what happens in that chamber.I thought that this book was very good and exciting. I thought that it was the best of the four Harry Potter books out so far. I recommend that you read this book and the other three.
Date published: 2001-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A flying Car(pet) If you like flying cars this is the book for you! It's smell binding! And the car is so cool you will want to keep it for a pet a flying car-pet no pun intended. please read this book if you too like flying cars!!
Date published: 2001-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Da Bomb!!!!!!!!!!! After reading this book for the twentieth time, I still thought that this book is awesome. Although people may say that 'Harry Potter' is just a 'phase' that readers are going through, I think that this series is here to stay. Like the Brothers Grimm, J.K. Rowling has made her place in the minds of readers and it seems like she isn't going to leave very soon. As for the second book of the series itself, I have only two words to say 'Da Bomb'!!!
Date published: 2001-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much Fun!!! I was not convinced when my younger sister handed me this book saying that I'd like it. Then I opened it. What a great book. I'm in University, so I don't get much free reading time, but every day on the bus I make time for Harry Potter. It's action packed, and a great time for all who venture into the Muggle-less world of Hogwarts. Don't quite get it? Open the book and learn what I mean....
Date published: 2001-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! This book is simply amazing. Jam packed with action and an interesting plot J.K. Rowling takes as on a rolercoaster journey with many twists and turns!!!
Date published: 2001-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "WOW"!!!!! This book was admazing! It had all the drama and its own ups and downs. I love all the Harry Potter books, and I cant wait for the next ones to come out!!!
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Chamber of Secrets I really enjoyed the book The Chamber of Secrets.It was so mysterious.When you finished one chapter I just had to go on to the next.The characters are exellent and funny.
Date published: 2001-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "A Masterpiece" Right now our grade 5 class is in the 2nd term of school.We are reading this excellent sequel to The Philosopher's Stone,The Chamber of Secrets. Chapter by chapter,I felt like I had stepped into a new world of muggles and wizardry,Harry Potter's magical world! I rated this book a five-star because no matter what age you are, you can still enjoy this adventure packed book! Not only that, but it also describes everything crystal clear, so it's almost as if you were inside Harry Potter's world, and you would see everything right in front of you! I would definetly reccomend this famous book, not only to my friends and family, I would reccomend this book to every single person in the world! And that my friends, is why it's called A Masterpiece!
Date published: 2001-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!!!!!!! this is the best book i have ever read i don't read much but since the harry potter books have come out i can't put them down me and all my friends read them even my mom. the story is excelent and my favorit guy is hagrid the really tall game keeper i love these book's.
Date published: 2001-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter I am a 25 year old English teacher living in Japan. As a creative writing enthusiast I really appreciate the colorful narrative in which the Harry Potter series is written. It is the first series that I have found addictive since I first read the Lord of the Rings. I have recomended the series to several of my more advanced ESL students an I would recomend it to anyone else as well.
Date published: 2001-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HARRY POTTER Harry Potter has changed my life! At first I just said borrrring but now say their giving out free Harry Potter books at chapters and I'm there in a sec! the chamber of secrets will always be my favorite of them all. I think I like it the most because that I like like how every turn of the book is always full of surprises...
Date published: 2001-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Rocks It was the best book i ever read read. The action was constant so, i couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring and totally lame I liked the first Harry Potter book but the second... It was boring!!! I totally thought it was lame.
Date published: 2001-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE COOLEST This book is so amazing I've read it five times! even my parents read all four of them, even my dad who normally doesn't like fiction.It has supsense and a great plot. I am counting the days until the next book comes out
Date published: 2001-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter: Book 2 Well Harry is staying at his Muggle born Aunts and Uncles house for the summer a strange creature comes to visit him there. He tells Harry that he cannot go back to Hogwarts (this is Harry wizarding school) because someone or something is plotting to kill him. Strange attacks start to happen at the school, alot of students were blaming Harry for this. Harry has to solve the mystery of THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS and defet the creature behind the attacks, all well he is questions who he is and what he stands for.
Date published: 2001-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST book I've ever Read!!! Harry Potter is the best book i've ever read! when i first heard about the book i was wondering what all the fuss was about. then i sat down and read it, at first i thought it was only for kids. then i realized that it was more! it was so good that i read it in less than two hours, i couldn't put it down! there is a movie coming out on the first book, and i can't wait!
Date published: 2001-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets It was an excellent book. I could not put it down from the time I started to the time I finished. I could not wait to start the next book. I am a 31 year old mother, who was told this was a good read. I loved it, and will encourage my children to read it when the are old enough to read. Harry is truly a remarkble boy, who reflects children of today. I see Malfoy, as the spoiled child that we see in society sometimes, that gets away with everything. Its a wonderful read. I recommend it to children from 0-100yrs old.
Date published: 2001-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this book! When I first heard of the Harry Potter books, I thought it was only big because it was new, and when it got old, I thought it would just go off the market! But, boy was I wrong! I think this book was the best thing I've ever read. My mom had to hide the book on me, so that I wasn't sitting inside the house all day, with my head burried in the book! But, I just found it any way. I had to go a find it! The book is packed with interesting stuff, from begining to end! I got my book a couple months ago, and I'm done, not just with this one, ALL OF THEM!
Date published: 2001-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Book Harry Potter is a young sleuth who attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his friends Ron and Hermione. Nothing spectacular ever happens - they cast a few spells, mix a potion now and then and zip around on their brooms playing Quidditch. But their calm routine is shattered when Harry hears mysterious voices and foreboding messages appear on the school walls. You just know that these spectral occurrences mean that Harry and his friends are in for yet another wild adventure. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets maintains the imaginative standards of other books about this engaging young investigator. It's a very good book to read! Try it!!! Mel.T
Date published: 2001-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from keeps you into the story! I love all the Harry Potter books. This one was my favorite while reading it. I loved the suspence and espically the ending. I hope you have as much fun as I did!
Date published: 2001-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Strikes Again Harry Potter is back and better than ever.In The Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling yet again combines mystery and adventure. Harry is back in Hogwarts for his second year along with his two best friends Ron and Hermione. In the Chamber of Secrets, Harry hears strange voices and sees strange messages on the walls when nobody is around. These strange markings eventually lead Harry to the feared Lord Voldemort. Find out what happens next in J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Date published: 2000-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Two thumbs Up!" Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets is the second book in the series. Once again, J.K Rowling does an excellent job writing this book. it's full of excitement and I give it a two thumbs up. Harry Potter is a wizard. He is starting his second year at Hogwarts School. Were he has made new friends, and has had a blast. I would say that this book is a really good one. After you have finished reading this book. Why don't you go to the Chapters nearest you, and purchase the third and fourth ones. Which are: 3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. and the fourth one is Harry Potter and the Goblin of fire. J.K rowling is going to come out with a 5,6 and to conclude the series a 7th book. You will be able to read how he spends his 7 years at Hogwarts School. To conclude this review I would like to say that this book and the others are the best. I believe that people of any age will love these books. and the hard work J.K rowling has put into these books is phenomenom. Pick up, this book at the nearest Chapters, if you don't already own it....
Date published: 2000-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from O.K This book was ok. it was still pretty good but not as good as the last I think. still looking forward to readin the thrid book
Date published: 2000-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Rocks!! I got Harry Potter 2 and 3 recently and I started reading the Chamber of Secrets. It was so good I couldn't put it down. It has a great mysterious plot with great characters. There's so many twists you'll never guess what's going to happen next. I loved when Ron said "of all the trees we could have hit, we had to hit the one that hits back." It was so funny.
Date published: 2000-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from xzcvsdfgfghfgh potta Harry Potter is a young sleuth who attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his friends Ron and Hermione. Nothing spectacular ever happens - they cast a few spells, mix a potion now and then and zip around on their brooms playing Quidditch. But their calm routine is shattered when Harry hears mysterious voices and foreboding messages appear on the school walls. You just know that these spectral occurrences mean that Harry and his friends are in for yet another wild adventure. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets maintains the imaginative standards of other books about this engaging young investigator.
Date published: 2000-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book harry potter and the chamber of secrets was an amazing book. it was adventurous, joy ful, and had srrow. in it harry meats lord Vuldemort for a third time. he had met him in the chamber of secrets! also harry found out why hagrid had been expelled from hogwarts.
Date published: 2000-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Potter Returns better than ever! This book is about a boy brought in to the new wizarding world with new friends and so many things to learn. It has an excellent description of the book, yet an even better plot. Harry Potter has been told to defeat a greatly feared wizard. He finds himself in many unwanted decisions which are forced upon him and they must be made. Rowling has used her own technique to bring the book to where it is now. It is very unpredictable, in addition, an excellent bedtime story children. Chamber of Secrets not only captures the interest of infants and children but people of all ages. Exhilarating and you will never want to put the book down. Well put and planned adequately. Chamber of Secrets gives a healthy and a replenishing imagination. So in conclusion the book is another worthy opponent for the mind, body and soul.
Date published: 2000-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a totally great book. As the sequal to 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' it is a must-read for all who have read it. Here's a little bit about it: Harry is back at Hogwarts with Ron and Hermione! After a lot of different advernture's including going to The Burrow (Ron's House) in a flying car and traveling through Floo Powder and ending up in Knockturn Ally! Harry and Ron miss the Hogwarts Express and almost miss going to Hogwarts, but as usual they find a way to get there. Then later, Harry hears an evil vioce through the wall that nobody else seems to hear. Could it be a murderous villain in an Invisability Cloak? Then, with a lot of unexpected twists like the duelling club and meeting a gigantic spider, Harry and Ron and Hermione save the school, once again! Please read this book as it is SO GOOD!!! Hermione is pronounced 'Her-my-oh-ney'.
Date published: 2000-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hail King Harry ! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret's is one of the best books I have ever read ! Ms. Rowling has created a wonderfully magical tale about Harry's mysterious second year at Hogwarts. You will be spellbound (no pun intended !) by the second sentence, and the book will not close until you have finished the final word. I promise if you read this book, you soon will be writing a review to praise it like me !
Date published: 2000-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from guinness world records this isn`t the first time ive writen a review about harry potter and the chamber of secrets either is it the first time ive read it. since i wrote the last review to now ive read harry potter and the chamber of secrets five times. im 12 years old ive read every single book in the harry potter series and the second one is the best. i even went to ontario for the book reading from J.K.Rowling it was wonderful. and i bet 1,000 000 (medaforicly speaking of course)that harry potter is going to be in the guinness book of world records one day.thank you
Date published: 2000-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KUULIO TO THE MAX!!! OK... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the BEST book I've ever read! J.K. Rowling has an interesting writing style and weaves different types of plots and ideas together. I am 13, and my sister and I practically fight who gets to reread the books next! This is just a book you HAVE to read!
Date published: 2000-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical I called this "Magical" because that is what the book was! I loved it to death especially when all of the people got stunned by the huge snake. I also loved the part with the Polyjuice Potion! I give this book and Chapters two thumbs up!
Date published: 2000-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical I called this "Magical" because that is what the book was! I loved it to death especially when all of the people got stunned by the huge snake. I also loved the part with the Polyjuice Potion! I give this book and Chapters two thumbs up!
Date published: 2000-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!!! This was an amazing sequel... just a perfect continuation in the series!!!
Date published: 2000-12-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from (Grinding noises coming from my teeth...) This book was decent, but had the usual completely illogical good-guy-suddenly-becomes-bad-guy ending typical of Harry Potter. Ug. The ending spoiled the whole thing. But the very WORST ending was in the Goblet of Fire, so in comparison this ending was partially decent.
Date published: 2000-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from real unbarible action the book is all action packed all the way from crashing into the tree at Hogwarts to harry fighting the basilisk with the sword. Im serius when i say i couldn`t put it down i read all night and read during class, anyway I finished the book in two days. anyway I finished
Date published: 2000-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Keeps Going!!! After reading the first book you were stunned and now after reading the second you can't find words to describe how much you enjoy these books. The moment I picked up the Chamber of Secret's I couldn't put it down, I read it through from beginning to end. You kept wondering what would happen next and how Harry and his friends felt. I must say I fell in love with Harry Potter's character in an instant! He just crept inside my heart and made me live inside the story with him. J.K. Rowling is amazing! And I CAN'T wait for more!!!
Date published: 2000-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO CREATIVE Brings feelings. Quidditch is COOL!!! When I firstheard of Harry Potter I didn't think it would be that good , but now I am on the fourth book after two and a half months!!I'm now addicted !!!!
Date published: 2000-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow! this is the best book! one day it will be a classic, but for now, miss rowling keep the books coming! you are a brilliant writer and have a real talent for keeping the reader in suspense. harry is becoming a family name! if all books were like this, we wouldn't have to worry about illiteracy. so keep up the good work and gooday!
Date published: 2000-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Read for All Ages All the Harry Potter books are very well written and succeed at flooding the reader with vivid imagery. Chamber of Secrets is, to me, the pinnacle of the series. It is the first time that Harry Truly Defeats his arch-nemesis, and there is a twisting plot unfolding behind the scenes that will make you want more. I highly recommend this to anybody with a passion for literature or fantasy.
Date published: 2000-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book I've ever read Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets was a marvelous book. This book leaves you hanging on at every turn. It taps into a childish imagination that you forgot you had. If you buy this book make sure you have free time, you won't be able to put it down. J.K. Rowling has made the most fun adventures, it leaves you wanting more. A children's book that's not only for chidren. One hundred percent excitement.
Date published: 2000-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting by Kalvir I found the book very exciting and would recommend IT!
Date published: 2000-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book I`ve ever read! *^_^* I think Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets was the best book I`ve ever read! Thats why I rated it a 5 star rating.
Date published: 2000-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best One Ok I read the 1st one and liked it a lot. But I never expected the next on this good. The ending is so cool u can't stop reading! I love the Tom Riddle part. Currently I amm on the 3rd one. It is also exciting but Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets is easily the best one!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2000-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my point of view Harry Potter and the Chamer of Secrets was an inspiring book. I am a 12 yr old girl and have read all the Harry Potter books so far. In each and every book I feel like I'm at Hogwarts and running through the halls with Harry. After I finish reading every book I feel like I'm still in Hogwarts, or as if my house is Hogwarts. My brother, age 22, has read all the books and has loved them and my 72 year old grampa is just starting to read it and has told me he has loved it also. I recomend this book for people of any age, young and old.
Date published: 2000-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter The first time I read Harry Potter, I could not put the book down. It is an extremely great book. It says that it's for kids 8-12, but I think that anyone would think this book is great. I read all 4 books, and who ever's looking for a book to read, read Harry Potter.
Date published: 2000-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOLY MOLY AWESOME Holy Moly awesome! This is the bomb book. Harry Potter will beat any book. Rowling Rules. This book is the next generation! always hot stuff. I can't wait to read all the rest of the books.
Date published: 2000-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets As if it's not bad enough for Harry Potter to have to spend a whole summer with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and Dudley Dursley. But he is also being held back from getting on the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only way of getting there is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into an old (and mean) Whomping Willow tree, which does some damage, as it is not happy having a flying car hit it. Voices are constantly whispering from the walls to Harry that no one else can hear, and his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon Harry isn’t the only one that has to watch out for things as awful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware." But what exactly does it mean? The characters in this story are almost too funny to believe, from the blundering Gameskeeper, Hagrid to the kind-hearted Headmaster, Dumbledore. This book keeps you in suspense and has interesting plots with twists and turns. It’s almost always funny, very interesting and keeps you reading it. I couldn’t put the book down.
Date published: 2000-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring This book is soooo boring I never finished the first chapter.
Date published: 2000-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All JK Rowling's Harry Potter books I am a 40 yr old woman and I can honestly say that except for Mercedes Lackey, I haven't read anything that is as captivating as these books! I am like everyone else: When is the next one coming out?!
Date published: 2000-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best all you can say about this book is Wow. I bought it because of all the hype thinking that it would be just an entertaining kids book, boy was i wrong. It is one of the best books i have ever read. It captivates you right from the beginning, and you are really missing out if you don't read this book. Everyone will really enjoy Harry's Adventures.
Date published: 2000-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for children! The Harry Potter phenomenon is every where around the world and I'm glad I'm a part of it! The books are a great mix of the the smart kid from "The Great Brain" and some "Narnia" type magic. Highly recommended for everyone in the family, parents can read it to their kids, or sneak the books after the kids have gone to sleep!
Date published: 2000-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the Awesomest book!!
Date published: 2000-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always gettin better Praise to Joanne Kathleen for this extraordinary peice of art.It seems the books just keep getting better.When I read a Harry Potter book I just can't stop reading.This magical world really impressed me by how it seems so real.Continue your great work J.K.
Date published: 2000-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Harry Potter books are the best books I've ever read, they are amazing! When I have read all 7 books I will probably cry!!!! Not joking! I have all of the books, 2 copies of the 4th one, and have read all of them!!!! I absolutely adore them! I loved the boooks keep writng J.K.Rowling!!!!! P.S. I'm sure everyone would love it if you went on with his adventures after school!!!! Love Katelyn, 11
Date published: 2000-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This book is excellent, when I was reading it I couldn't put the book down! If you want a fun book read this one!
Date published: 2000-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Another wonderful, imaginative story that the whole family will enjoy. Parents can read this to their younger children and the older ones will devour them. A truly enjoyable read. Each chapter can capture a child's imagination, whether it is the spells, Lumos, the objects that come to life, the special powers of the characters, the weird creatures, the author's imagination is ever-present. Our whole family loves Harry Potter.
Date published: 2000-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "A broomstick well weaved" Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets is well-written and enriched with imagination. I've read all the books in the series and each time I feel as if I'm being whisked off to Hogwarts along with Hermione, Ron and Harry. This book and all the others in the series are defenetly worth while reading!
Date published: 2000-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book ever At first I thought it was just another book when my cousin wouldn't take her nose out of it.Then I heard everybody talking about and how it had such great reviews so I thought that I should check it out. The second I did i started I couldn't stop reading it.The only time I stopped was to buy the next one. One thing I would ask J.K. Rowling is when is the next one coming out?? This is the best book ever and everybody should read it no matter what age!!!
Date published: 2000-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good Pretty good book kinda immature...
Date published: 2000-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HARRY POTTER IS THE BEST! I am 16 years old and over the summer I read all 4 of Harry Potters books that I borrowed from the little boy and girl that I babysit. I think that Harry Potter books are amazing for people of all ages and I think that J.K. Rowling should keep on writing them. Well that is the end of my review and I am going to patiently wait for a new book.
Date published: 2000-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book this book was the best book ive ever read lots of action and its very hyped my friends and i would share the money because we are all in love with harry potter books
Date published: 2000-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Chamber of Glory! J.K. Rowling's intense writing in this book makes it so every kid can't take their eyes off the page! It took me two days to read this book! All I did was Read, read, read, and read! I haven't yet met anyone who didn't like The chamber of secrets. Enjoy it!
Date published: 2000-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT! I am a fourth year history major and I have to say that this is one of the most entertaining, hilarious, seat-of-your-pants books I have ever read. My whole family has read it now and everyone got something different, special to them from this book. It's a real winner!
Date published: 2000-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The book Harry Potter is a very Beautiful written book. I would recomend this book to anyboydy who wants a good book to read. The Auther is always keeping you an the edge of your seat and you never get disapointed!!!
Date published: 2000-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book ever this and the rest of the harry potter series are the best books you will ever read. I order you to go buy this book right now. this might seem pushy but do it you won't be sorry.
Date published: 2000-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter is the best book anyone can read! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a vert interesting book. Nothing like I ever read!I have already read a bit of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban and I love it! J.K. Rowling you have the best imagination in the whole world!Be proud of yourself! Sincerly, C.K. age 10 going on 11.
Date published: 2000-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chamber of secrets:WOW!!!!! the chamber of secrets is a really good book!!!I like how jk buts twist and turns into the book so the reader does not want to put down the book!its a great book,READ IT!!!
Date published: 2000-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazine If you want a book you won't wan't to put down you gat'a read this .it's great I my self don't like to read but I read the harry potter books 5 houers a day. this book is great!
Date published: 2000-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Harry Potter Review Harry Potter in his second amazing tale is so different from any other book! It is not only scary but mind puzzling!I think J.K. Rowling has written another spectacular book!! If you need a book to read you should get this one. It may be a challenge to read for some, but is worth the effort. I hope you read the Harry Potter books, because I just know you will enjoy them. Taylor Age 11
Date published: 2000-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Broomcloset of Wonder 200 people line up and wait hours. Tense and edgy. The count down starts, 10...3,2,1 Yahoo!!! Everyone yells. The bewitching hour has begun and Harry Potter is up for sale. This is what happened at chapters the night The goblet of of fire was to be released, the fourth book of a seven part series. Two books before The Goblet of Fire an equally wonderous book was released entitled: Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets. This book has been an inspiration to me. It is about a boy who goes from a cupboard under the stairs to an amazing castle which is the school named Hogwarts. It helps people everywhere to climb out of their own cupboards (real or figuritive) and into the world. This book digs into the subconcious of what every childs fastasies about: A stranger coming to whisk them away into a world of magic, enchantment, and danger. This book is an entire world magic that is enjoyed by people young and old. It is truly a piece of magic.
Date published: 2000-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The series of excelence The Harry potter book the chamber of secrets is a enticing and magical book. This book keeps you entertained the whole way through. It is honestly the best series I have read better than The Lord of the rings Narnia and all the other fantasy series. I think that this is the series of a life time honestly the best book I have ever read.
Date published: 2000-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A (Sort of) Well Kept Secret JK Rowling's second book in the Harry Potter series, "Chamber of Secrets" is well worth the read, in paperback *or* hardcover. Harry Potter is definitely not just for children, being 25 myself, I have the whole series so far and I'm enjoying them immensely. The "Chamber of Secrets" is well-written without a lot of jumping around. I *loved* the flying car!
Date published: 2000-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is excellent first class book. J.K. Rowling uses interesting and imaginitive ways of describing the plot, the setting, and even the characters. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets is a must read for all ages.
Date published: 2000-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbounding! I had heard of THE Harry Potter book series before, but I had never expected such a wonderful treasure! When I first opened a Harry Potter book this summer I was very bored but not for long! I was litterallly inseprable with this book! It's captivating, a definate classic! Quite possibly the best book series I have ever read and I've read Grissham, Narnia, and many more!! I definatly recomend this to everyone of all ages!
Date published: 2000-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing also The Chapter's review recommends the book for children ages 8-11. When my daughter started reading the books I just had to see what the fuss was all about. This second book is very refeshing like the first and a non-stop joy to read. A book for all ages if you ask me. It stirred memories of my childhood books and rekindled my love for reading.
Date published: 2000-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets The second book of the Harry Potter series is just as enthralling as the first! A well crafted novel that combines suspense, mystery and laughter all at the same time; everything always comes together so brilliantly at the end. As an adult I can truly say that this book is great for BOTH adults and children. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2000-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book killed (if you know what I mean)! When I first heard about Harry Potter, I thought that it would be one of those baby books about witches and their broomsticks, you know, kids stuff. But, then, one of my friends dared me to read the first Harry Potter book. I'm like, 'Sure, why not. I'm not going to let my rank as dare queen go down because of some kids book. And then, it happened. I fell in love with the world of Harry Potter, and him also. I was mesmerized by the writting. When I finished I couldn't wait for number two to come out. When it did, it was better then the first one. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret killed (if you know what I mean.) READ IT! I dare you!
Date published: 2000-08-31

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Movie Tie-in Edition

by Jk Rowling

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.75 in

Published: January 12, 2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0747562180

ISBN - 13: 9780747562184

About the Author

J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for. After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter. She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commend
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