‘Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets’ Throwback Book Review

Harry Potter has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers all around the world. One of the most beloved books in the series is the second instalment, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. Following my throwback review of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, it’s time to move on to Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets begins with Harry spending the summer with the Dursley’s, anxiously awaiting his return to Hogwarts. Back at Hogwarts, strange and sinister events start to unfold, with students being mysteriously petrified and messages written in blood on the walls, warning of the impending return of the Chamber of Secrets. Harry, Ron, and Hermione must work together to discover the identity of the monster and stop it before it’s too late.


As with the first book, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets transports readers to a magical world full of wonder and excitement. The characters are even more fleshed out than before, and we get to see more of Hogwarts and its history. Harry continued to be a complex and relatable protagonist, while Ron and Hermione were given even more depth and personality. JK Rowling has a talent for creating characters that feel real and authentic, and these three are no exception.

One of the most exciting aspects of this book is the world-building. Readers are introduced to new concepts and creatures, such as the mandrakes and the basilisk, that expand the magical universe beyond what we saw in the first book.


The second book in the series also manages to delve deeper into some of the themes introduced in The Philosopher’s Stone. Themes such as prejudice and the dangers of fearing the unknown are explored in more depth. The division between the muggle and wizarding world is explored in greater detail, and the consequences of this divide become more clear. The plot also delves into the danger of making assumptions and acting on them without facts, as seen through the suspicion and accusations thrown at various characters throughout the book.

It’s impossible to talk about Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets without mentioning the introduction of a certain character – Dobby the house-elf. Though his actions are initially misguided, Dobby’s loyalty and bravery quickly make him a beloved addition to the series. He also serves as a catalyst for Harry’s growth and development as a character.


Overall, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets is a fantastic addition to the series, wonderfully building on the foundation set in the first book and introducing new concepts and characters. It’s not only a must-read for fans of the series, but everyone who loves a a good adventure story with genuine heart and stakes. Dust off your copy, grab a mug of butterbeer, and immerse yourself in another great Harry Potter adventure.

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