Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
(Scholastic, 2000, 341 pages)
The second year at Hogwarts is filled with even more mystery and trouble for Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Harry starts off the school year with a cryptic message from Dobby the house elf and strange things continue to happen throughout the year. But it isn’t until the warning that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened that the school year takes a dangerous turn. Now muggle born wizards are being attacked and if the Chamber isn’t closed for good soon, Hogwarts will close its doors forever.
Here’s my confession, out of all the Harry Potter books, the second one is my least favorite. Only because I never saw how much it added onto Harry’s story like the others books did. But after rereading it, the second book is probably the most connected to the seventh book, especially at the end. You see the moment Dumbledore realizes how Voldemort is surviving through using Horcruxes and gives the reader the first clue that Harry might be a Horcrux. But of course the reader wouldn’t realize the moment until they even learn what a Horcrux is which might explain why the second book’s importance is hidden for so long.