This book’s title is: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. The book has been written by J.K. Rowling and has got 251 pages with pure excitement. It’s published by Bloomsbury. The book was published on 2 July 1998 and it was a big hit all over the world. It also won the 1998 “Smarties Gold Award”. It has completely won 20 awards. This book is the second book of the Harry Potter series. In the series it contains seven books. It has been sold 77 million books all over the globe. I decided to read this book because I was recommended to read it by a friend, also because it was a fantasy book.
J.K. Rowling is the author of this book. Her full name is Joanne Kathleen Rowling. She is born 31st July 1965. Because the books are so popular, she has become very rich; she is said to be the richest woman in the United Kingdom, even counting the Queen. Rowling has to daughters and a son. She has won awards for the Harry Potter series of books and has made a little over $1 billion. She has thrilled the whole world.
The main character of this book is Harry Potter. Harry Potter celebrates his 12th birthday in the book. He is a young and talented wizard. Harry has got two friends at Hogwarts (wizard and magic school). Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger are his friends. All of them are in the Gryffindor class. Harry lives at a place called the Privet Drive with his uncle and aunt. His parents were killed by Lord Voldermort when he was one year old. Harry survived, but missed his parents every time. This boy loves to play the great wizardry sport Quidditch. His arch enemy is Draco Malfoy, a boy from Slytherin. Every book in this story is about Harry Potter and his life at Hogwarts.
Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend. He plays a big role in this book because Harry and Ron together experience a lot. Ron Weasley is a long red haired boy. Harry and Ron met each other at the train station on the way to Hogwarts. Another friend of Harry is Hermoine Granger Hermoine hasn’t got wizardry parents, but here grandparents were wizards. Her parents are “muggles” (not wizards.) She is the smartest girl in almost the whole Gryffindor. Ron plays a bigger role then her in the book but she is mentioned a lot in the book. The housekeeper Hagrid is a great friend of Harry. Hagrid were important when Harry was born. Hagrid has a lot of beard and is really big.
The starting of the book is about when Harry is at home with the Dursleys (uncle and aunt). They treat him really bad because he is a wizard. Harry is only at the Dursleys on summer vacations. After that he goes to Hogwarts. Later Harry Potter meets Dobby a house elf. Dobby tells Harry not to go back to Hogwarts because of something terrible will happen. Harry ignores him and tries to get to Hogwarts. The day Harry is going to Hogwarts the Dursleys locks the windows. Ron Weasley and his brothers rescue him with a flying car.
Later he went to the Weasleys house. It was a magic house. He had never seen anything like that ever. His relationship with the Weasleys got better. Later they met Hermoine and together they went to Diagon Alley. Diagon Alley is a magic city where you can buy wizardry things. After that they travel to the train station to get to Hogwarts. To get to the train they had to run through a wall. Ron and Harry were the last to go, but suddenly they crashed. The gateways where closed. What they did was they took the magic car and drove it to Hogwarts.
Harry was back at Hogwarts with his friends. But there were a new defense against the dark art teacher. His name is Gilderoy Lockhart and is really arrogant. Everybody is gathered in “The Great Hall” to be welcomed by the headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Harry has got a good relationship with the headmaster of Hogwarts because he helped Harry when Harry was born. Dumbledore also knew Harry’s parents James and Lily Potter. After being welcome in “The Great Hall” everybody went to their rooms to sleep. On the next day Harry, Hermoine and Ron went to the classes to study different lectures.
This is just a part from the book and it is already exciting. Read this book and see what happens with the rest of the story. My final thoughts are that it is a fascinating book. I liked this book because it is a good fantasy book and contains a part of Harry Potter’s life. One thing I didn’t like about this book was that there are more books after this book. The good point about this book was that there are details about Harry Potter’s life. The bad point is that sometimes it doesn’t reveal everything. I would recommend this book to all young students because it is a fascinating and excitement book.