And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone, or something, starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?
by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré , Amik Kasoruho
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
My Review: Immensely this Book has been Stupendous! Full Distinction to J.K. Rowling for this Book. The first appearance of Tom Riddle (the Heir of Slytherin) was colossally amazing; nevertheless, even when he revealed his true Secret to Harry Potter. It carries loads of Suspense based on the Story of Hogwarts as it has known to be, 50 years ago. Furthermore, it knows to be that a mysterious Person has opened the Chamber of Secrets. I only knew who was it in the End! Lastly, Dobby, who was an imaginative Character in this Book, was totally awesome.
A few Paragraphs…
1. Dobby mopped his bulging eyes and said suddenly, “Harry Potter must go home! Dobby thought his Bludger would be enough to make —” “Your Bludger?” said Harry, anger rising once more. “What d’you mean, your Bludger? You made that Bludger try and kill me?” “Not kill you, sir, never kill you!” said Dobby, shocked. “Dobby wants to save Harry Potter’s life! Better sent home, grievously injured, than remain here, sir! Dobby only wanted Harry Potter hurt enough to be sent home!” “Oh, is that all?” said Harry angrily. “I don’t suppose you’re going to tell me why you wanted me sent home in pieces?” “Ah, if Harry Potter only knew!” Dobby groaned, more tears dripping onto his ragged pillowcase.
2. “You don’t think he managed to get a picture of his attacker?” said Professor McGonagall eagerly. Dumbledore didn’t answer. He opened the back of the camera. “Good gracious!” said Madam Pomfrey. A jet of steam had hissed out of the camera. Harry, three beds away, caught the acrid smell of burnt plastic. “Melted,” said Madam Pomfrey wonderingly. “All melted . . .” “What does this mean, Albus?” Professor McGonagall asked urgently. “It means,” said Dumbledore, “that the Chamber of Secrets is indeed open again.” Madam Pomfrey clapped a hand to her mouth. Professor McGonagall stared at Dumbledore.
3. The words shone momentarily on the page and they, too, sank without trace. Then, at last, something happened. Oozing back out of the page, in his very own ink, came words Harry had never written. “Hello, Harry Potter. My name is Tom Riddle. How did you come by my diary?” These words, too, faded away, but not before Harry had started to scribble back. “Someone tried to flush it down a toilet.” He waited eagerly for Riddle’s reply. “Lucky that I recorded my memories in some more lasting way than ink. But I always knew that there would be those who would not want this diary read.” “What do you mean?” Harry scrawled, blotting the page in his excitement. “I mean that this diary holds memories of terrible things. Things that were covered up. Things that happened at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.” “That’s where I am now,” Harry wrote quickly. “I’m at Hogwarts, and horrible stuff’s been happening. Do you know anything about the Chamber of Secrets?” His heart was hammering. Riddle’s reply came quickly, his writing becoming untidier, as though he was hurrying to tell all he knew.