Book Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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When it comes to reading the Harry Potter series, I know I am way past the prime reading time. But here’s the thing… I read this book long, long ago. I’m bringing the next round of “fan” into the reading world. 

Last fall when the little started school, we learned we had to read 30 minutes per night. No big deal. Then one weekend we watched the Harry Potter movies. Since then all she’s done is beg to watch them again. So I made her a deal. We had to read the books (as well as other books because come on she needs to learn to read)… and as a reward, she’d get to watch the movies.

It seemed like a fair enough deal, right?

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

“‘There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'”

Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone … Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.


I think the best part about reading the books, then watching the movies is finding similarities and differences. While hubby and I can do this, I am happy and amazed the little one can too. That’s part of the fun! And if you remember back to school, that’s higher-level learning. I’m cool with that for sure.

There are parts of the book, ideas, I can’t totally wrap my head around. I question them either reading the books or watching the movies and of course, my family tells me I overthink things.

It’s interesting and I can’t wait to read/watch more. Most times I prefer a book and honestly, while I love the movies, it is difficult for them to convey all the information. I’d like to see this book exactly in movie form someday :).

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