Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling

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It’s now Day 20 in this month-long Harry Potter Read-a-thon!!

So if you’ve been following along, you will be wrapping up Harry’s Fifth Year of wizarding training by the end of today! Wondering what this read-a-thon is all about?? Click here to go to my original post with all the info.

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What I absolutely find hilarious with these books is the smart and witty comments Harry has towards the Dursleys. I always have to chuckle every time he tricks them into believing that he can cast a spell willy-nilly. Really, he had ALOT of potential to pull more pranks on them, but of course, Harry has to be the nice kid.

img_7214In this book, we are introduced to more diverse characters. My favorite (cough, cough not really) is Gilderoy. Now since I’ve read and watched the series probably close to 20 times, I obviously know how ludacris his character is, but I just really wanted to show him what’s-what. But karma does a perfect job dealing with him at the end (Am I right??).

img_7217My favorite scene in this book was Nearly Headless Nick’s birthday bash! It brought a whole different, more Halloween-y vibe to the book compared to the first book’s troll-in-the-dungeon spell. I definitely found myself laughing at the whole smelly food aspect. J.K. Rowling does a great job adding the hints of sarcastic comedy into her writing.

Overall, I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!


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There were a few differences that I found between the book and the movie’s adaptation.

Some of the book differences included:

  • The cake didn’t actually drop on the Dursley’s lovely visitors… the owl did.
  • De-gnoming the garden / Staying at Ron’s
  • Sir. Nearly Headless Nick’s party
  • And we got a glimpse on WHY Filch is a bitter man.

Overall, these differences didn’t take away from the overall movie experience. It would have been really fun to see how the de-gnoming would have turned out, but maybe it’s more fun to let our amazing imaginations to act it out.


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Tomorrow we will begin reading The Half-Blood Prince!! Who else is ready??

Until next time..

Happy Reading,

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