Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
(Scholastic, 2000, 341 pages)
So I just finished listening to the audiobook of the second title in the Harry Potter series and, like the first, I loved it! Obviously I’ll be listening to the audiobooks until I complete the series – it has been great reliving the Harry Potter experience 🙂
Harry is going into his second year at Hogwarts, but he’s a little upset since he didn’t hear from Ron and Hermione all summer… Then a house-elf named Dobby enters his life, desperate for Harry to avoid going to Hogwarts that year and revealing that he’s responsible for keeping Harry from hearing from his friends. Despite a few “minor” setbacks, Harry makes it back to school and does all he can to avoid the unwanted attention he receives from the latest Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockhart.
Things start to turn sour when students (and Filch’s cat, Mrs. Norris) are petrified by an unknown “monster.” The teachers and students are on high alert because this has happened only one other time, when the Chamber of Secrets was opened 50 years prior. No one is sure who the culprit is and suspects range from Draco to Hagrid to Harry… Can they stop who/whatever is doing this before things take a darker turn?