|Harry Potter #2 (Bloomsbury edition)|
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fantasy, Children, Young Adult
Series: Harry Potter #2
Publication: July 2nd, 1998
Harry Potter can’t wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect – always in the wrong place – is Harry. But something much more terrifying has yet to be unleashed.
I have to say that I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one. I don't know why but maybe because not much happened? No, that's not really right. I just had a different feeling but that doesn't mean I disliked it or so. Quite the opposite!
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
What (or more specific: Who) I probably liked most in book 2 is Ron Weasley. Seriously, he owns my heart. I love this clumsy and kind of awkward but still super cute boy. I was always looking forward to his scenes and no matter how tiny or "useless" they were, I enjoyed them all! He and his broken wand made me laugh so hard at times because those scenes were hilarious! And oh my, how protective he is over Hermione is just amazing. Yes, I already ship them.
Another favorite part of mine was Dobby! I'm in love with this little elf and I was so, so happy in the end! He definitely deserved it and gosh, I hope I'll meet him again soon!
"When in doubt, go to the library."
Professor Lockhart really annoyed me but I didn't expect anything else. He was weird in the movie too and therefore I knew it wouldn't be any different in the book. I think I even disliked him more in the book than in the movie (of course). The other Professors were all fantastic and I liked how everyone seemed to be annoyed by Mr. Perfect-Hair. The Duelling Club was also pretty awesome and I loved Snape for what he did to Lockhart! In general it's one of my favorite scenes in the whole book but also in the movie. It's great!
I was told it only gets better from now on and even though I've seen the movies - well, not all - I don't remember them anymore. Not 100% at least. I'm super curious and already can't wait to start book 3!