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Chamber of Secrets... Review with images

AdvantagesPotter continues his adventures - wit and humour infuse the pages.

DisadvantagesNone

"...enjoyed the first book – Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone – I was eager to get my hands on this one. ===Short synopsis…=== It is time to return to Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry and for Harry this cannot come soon enough – he has stayed with his aunt and uncle again and it is never a pleasant experience. It will soon become apparent that some strange force is at work and he is being prevented from returning to school. When he finally ..." Read review
03.09.2012

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Community Level 4e_coleuk

e_coleuk

Harry Potter and the Unnecessary Sequel

AdvantagesHas some good adventure sequences, and some of the magic remains

DisadvantagesPlot has too many loop holes and may be slow-moving at times

"...my least favourite of the Harry Potter books. It just seems to lack the same readability, the same flowing story-line, and it gives me a funny feeling of dread every time I read it. So where has the magic gone? ======================== First of all the plot and tone of the book are noticeably darker than the first book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. This means that you don't get the same feel-good attraction when reading it... I ..." Read review
08.07.2005

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Community Level 4iamthebest1

iamthebest1

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

AdvantagesGreat Read

DisadvantagesNone

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the series that has been wrote by the great author JK Rowling. It follows on from the first book that she wrote and leads on nicely to the next book in the series. The Harry Potter books have been out in the world for quite some time now although the sixth book in the series has only been out for about a year now, but I am sure that most people in the world know the books staring Harry ..." Read review
28.11.2006

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Hotter Than Kylie's Bottom

AdvantagesI'm lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it!

DisadvantagesI just can't get him outta my head...

"...but the second one – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – was the first time I had read a book in this series without knowing what was going to happen! So, did it pass the test? Or was it just an over-hyped children’s’ book? I’ll tell you what I thought of it in a minute – but the one problem I was having as a thirty-two year old reading a kids’ book was that I did worry it didn’t look right. ..." Read review
29.11.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Normal service is resumed

AdvantagesGreat storytelling

DisadvantagesNone

"...bolt with the first, excellent Harry Potter tale, HP and the Philosopher's Stone (HP1 to keep things short), needn't have worried, for her follow up story, 1998's HP and the Chamber of Secrets (HP2, of course), if anything, outdoes the original and develops the myth of the boy wizard in a tale which is much darker, much more gripping and totally absorbing. I mocked Mrs D and her childlike wonder after reading the Potter stories, but had my sarcasm ..." Read review
29.10.2001

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Community Level 6jools30

jools30

MORE MAGIC

AdvantagesAnother book to hook readers of all ages

Disadvantagesnone

"...plunge and read the first Harry Potter book (The Philosopher’s Stone) I am now hooked. So I begged a colleague at work to ask her son if I could borrow the remaining books in the series (being too tight to buy my own). So on Friday, she turned up at work with the remaining 3 books – I finished the 1st one by Saturday, the 2nd one on Sunday and am about to start on the last one! But for now, I will concentrate on the second book in the ..." Read review
27.11.2001

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Community Level 5Michael-S

Michael-S

The Cult Book - Volume II

Advantagesexcellent read, thrilling, enchanting

Disadvantagesnone that I can think of

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the book about Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. There are four books in total so far (and three more to come) - one per school year. You should always read the Harry Potter books in the correct sequence, which is: 1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4. Harry Potter ..." Read review
12.12.2001

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Community Level 4amytheduck

amytheduck

Step Into the Chamber...

AdvantagesEverything!

DisadvantagesNothing!

"...write a review of the Harry Potter books, because so much happens. However, I will endeavour to give it my best shot! **Blurb** (from the back of the book) "Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last..." **Plot** (minor spoilers) Chamber of Secrets continues the story of the boy wizard. He is now twelve years old, ..." Read review
22.06.2007

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

Potty about Potter

Advantagesbuilds well on the first book

Disadvantagesyou would need to read the first one to make much sense of this.

"...Rowling's second book in the Harry Potter series. Inevitably as a follow up, it lacks some of the freshness and inovation of its predescessor, but happily, it builds well on the first book and is largely satisfying. If you haven't read the first book, read some ops about it if you want this to make any sense. Harry Potter spends a dreadful time with his relatives, the Dursley's before being rescued by the Weasley's and taken to their house for ..." Read review
28.11.2001

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Community Level 7Pumpkin

Pumpkin

A magical mystery

AdvantagesA fantastic and entertaining story for adults and children, great characters, complex and enthralling story

DisadvantagesNone!

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. I have already written an opinion on the first book, if you are interested in a bit more detail, but to set the scene, Harry Potter is no ordinary boy, he discovered a year ago that he was a wizard, and after a very unhappy childhood spent living with his Muggle (the wizarding word for non-magic people!) aunt and uncle, he has just finished his ..." Read review
24.08.2001

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Community Level 7nicanddarr...

nicanddarrell

Harry is back

AdvantagesA brilliant sequel

DisadvantagesSome of you will still fight it!

"...the DVD of the first Harry Potter film, I thought it fit to move onto the second book, 'The Chamber Of Secrets', which carries on with the adventures and escapades of Harry Potter, and his two close school friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Grainger, this time in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. JK Rowling did such a good job with the first book, as the characters were so well defined, they felt like I knew them, but ..." Read review
14.06.2003

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Community Level 2whydontudr...

whydontudropdead

Brilliant first book even better second one

Advantagesbrilliant, funny, interesting, original

Disadvantagesnone

"...the second book in the Harry Potter series ( so far there have been 4 books released and the next book and film will be released very soon!) Previously.... Harry Potter finds out in the last book that his parents were wizard and witch and were killed by Lord Vordemort rather than dying in a car crash as his nasty uncle and aunt had always told him. More unusual than that Lord Vordemort had tried to kill Harry too but for some strange and unknown ..." Read review
04.10.2001

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Community Level 1SoerkeKlein

SoerkeKlein

ATTENTION danger of becoming manic

Advantagesreally funny and thrilling

Disadvantagesbut really cruel at the end

"...publication of the adventures of Harry Potter – I think the greatest part of you know that already. Like the first one, the story started in number four, Privet Drive where lived together with his aunt Petunia, his uncleVernon and his cousin Dudley. And like in the first novel, Harry is treat very badly. His parents were killed by Lord Voldemort when he was only one year old and in the view of his only remaining relations he is an abnormal ..." Read review
26.10.2002

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Community Level 5Simmer

Simmer

Just as thrilling as the last...

Advantagesas good as the last - not a disappointment, again it is suitable for all ages, funny yet dramatic

Disadvantagesnone

"JK Rowling's Harry Potter returns in this best selling sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Harry Potter is a series of seven books in which a boy discovers that he is a wizard and goes to learn magic at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (For more on the basics of the series, see my review for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone). The story opens with Harry living back with the Dursley's during the summer holidays. ..." Read review
22.01.2002

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Community Level 6Simoncook1

Simoncook1

A tale of intrigue, magic and monsters.

AdvantagesA great continuation of the Harry Potter series.

DisadvantagesSome scary bits that may not be suitable for young children.

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets continues the story of Harry Potter. Harry was orphaned at an early age, and condemned to live with the Dursleys, his nasty relatives who want nothing to do with the magical world. In the first book of the series Harry attends Hogwarts ( a school for wizards) and makes friends with Hermione and Ron. The second book continues the story of Harry Potter. The Plot When Hogwarts was built by the four wizards ..." Read review
27.03.2001

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