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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the HogwartsSchool for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library
Copyright Date: ℗1999
ISBN: 9781781102534
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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Lensar
Jul 25, 2021

As I continued to read the Harry Potter books I realized that I had to complete the whole series due to how fantastic these books were. Harry Potter starts the story by spending a not-so-good summer with the Dursleys. We are introduced to characters like Dobby the Elf and we get to see the trio of Hermione, Harry, and Ron find out the mystery behind the attacks on Hogwarts. This book leads up to the main villain in the story and the adventures of the trio. When you keep reading, you will find out more secrets and unexpected events in the story which I love.

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alayna_3
Jul 19, 2021

An awesome book! It was sooo fun to read and I love all the incredible characters. People always recommend that I read it, so I did and I'm glad I did. The books for Harry Potter I've read so far are super intriguing and fun! Best books ever!

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Malcolm_Barrios
Jul 18, 2021

Harry Potter hasn’t received mail from his friends all summer. Dobby the elf was intercepting his letters, claiming Hogwarts was dangerous, and warning Harry about returning. Ignoring the elf, Harry escapes the Dursleys with the Weasley brothers and returns to Hogwarts. At first, all seems normal. But as the year continues, strange attacks happen without explanation. Harry, Hermione, and Ron must take bold action to discover who is behind the attacks. If the attacks don’t stop, Hogwarts might close forever.

The Chamber of Secrets is likely my second favorite Harry Potter book. I enjoy seeing the trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione blatantly disregard rules in their attempt to explain the attacks. The mysterious attacks are another interesting part of the book, as not knowing the enemy builds up tension and sets up the big reveal. This book is also short and makes for a faster read than many other Harry Potter books. Overall, this is a gripping story for almost any reader!

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AMKane
Jul 13, 2021

A distinct improvement over Sorcerer's Stone in one key element- the story has a plot that progresses smoothly from the start to the end of the book. Chamber of Secrets is a moody mystery that starts to dip its toe into the darker themes of the series, while expanding on the lore introduced in book one.

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Leo_Le
Jul 03, 2021

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter Series. The story starts off with Harry Potter back in the Dursley family’s house for the summer. He comes back to his second year of Hogwarts where there is a mysterious monster going around freezing people. The book is filled with mystery and action as Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger try to uncover the mystery of the monster which they eventually do. Again, J.K. Rowling does a great job of telling this story and mesmerizing the readers. The book is definitely worth the read.

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zainabmaria
Jun 24, 2021

The second book in the Harry Potter series explores Voldemort’s past as Tom Riddle. A mysterious journal surfaces that coincides with the opening of the fabled Chamber of Secrets. Rumors spur about who the heir of Slytherin is, and the trio try to figure out what is behind the mysterious phenomenon. Random deaths and strange occurrences begin at Hogwarts, making the opening of the chamber undeniable.

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AkashSeelam
Jun 16, 2021

This book was absolutely delightful to read. Harry, fresh from his first year at Hogwarts, enters his second with more confidence than ever. He faced and defeated Lord Voldemort at the end of his first year, and wants to fully enjoy his second year at Hogwarts. However, as the book progresses, it becomes more exciting. A mysterious monster is freezing all of Hogwart's students, and Harry must find a way to stop it.

This book was very good because of the way it was written. The "monster" was very well written, with a lot of mystery and surprise regarding it. It was written like a horror story and was very effective at bringing magic and horror together. I loved the way the "monster" was slowly written into the book, and how the monster connects to the overall story as well

Rating: 4.5/5

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chesswiz
Jun 03, 2021

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is in his second year at Hogwarts, a boarding school of witchcraft and wizardry. He receives a warning not to go to Hogwarts. He and a friend had to drive a flying car to go to Hogwarts. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened and Harry and his friends have to defeat another enemy who is the heir of what lies in the Chamber of Secrets. This time the mystery surrounds the identity of the heir of Slytherin. It is filled with suspense and excitement from the beginning to the end. This book is even more entertaining than the first book.

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Abby_Sarah
Apr 21, 2021

I literally read this in 3 days it was so good!!! :D

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the Harry Potter series continues the first book's ability to keep me stuck and trapped in the books pages. The story follows Harry and his friends in more adventures at Hogwarts. It gives another good look into our main villain which gives an interesting look into the plot. Overall this book was really good and allowed me to get lost into this Wizarding world even more. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the series and that enjoyed the first book. This is also a great book for middle schoolers to do AR for.

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Jul 22, 2021

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Apr 28, 2021

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Dec 23, 2020

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kyang_91
Oct 17, 2020

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Sep 23, 2020

burgundy_llama_118 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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vaasu
Mar 03, 2020

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

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Ebstar
Aug 29, 2019

Moaning Myrle: " oh I'm so ugly!! "
Ron: of corse not!
Moaning myrtle: waaah!!!!!
Harry: whatever. You are actually pretty !
Moaning Mytrle: I'm so pretty! Waaah!!!!!!

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mauve_bird_127
May 16, 2019

Hermione: "Harry--I think I've just understood something! I've got to go to the library!"

And she sprinted away, up the stairs.

Harry: "What does she understand?"
Ron: "Loads more than I do."
Harry: "But why's she got to go to the library?"
Ron (shrugs): "Because that's what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library."

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abbi_g
Dec 27, 2018

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

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crhinehart
Nov 24, 2018

“That would be a cheerful visit. ‘Hello, Hagrid! Tell us, have you been setting anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?'” -Ron Weasley

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crhinehart
Nov 24, 2018

“Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’?” -Ron Weasley

violet_pony_296 Jun 04, 2017

his eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad
his hair is as dark as a blackboard
i wish he was mine
he's really divine
the boy who conquered the dark lord!
-Ginny's valentine/ Fred and George

"This is what Dumbledore sends his defender? A songbird and an old hat?"

- Tom Riddle

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hannat08
Jun 28, 2016

"Dobby is sorry sir"

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Harrypotter_1
Jun 24, 2016

"Honestly if you were going any slower, you would be going backwards"

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vaasu
Feb 28, 2020

A mysterious elf tells Harry to expect trouble during his second year at Hogwarts, but nothing can prepare him for trees that fight back, flying cars, spiders that talk and deadly warnings written in blood on the walls of the school.

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anne1212li
Mar 19, 2018

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, is a mythical magical book made by J.K Rowling. It is about a boy named Harry Potter as we journey with him on his second adventure in Hogwarts. They come upon problems including the " Heir of Slytherin" and most importantly "The Chamber of Secrets". The wonderful book includes characters like Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermoine Granger, Tom Riddle, Dumbledore, Snape, Lord Voldemort, Hagrid and many other intriguing characters.
Hope you like the book it's wonderful!

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Toto_Toto
Jan 27, 2017

Harry Potter's summer has included the WORST birthday ever, DOOMY warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and a RESCUE from the Dursley's by his friend, Ron Weasley n a magical FLYING car! Back at Hogwarts School for his second year, Harry hears strange WHISPERS echo through empyt corridoes- and then the ATTACK start. Students are found though turned into stone ...
Dobby's SINISTER predictions seem to be coming TRUE

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yellow_cat_1085
Dec 22, 2016

When Harry Potter [age 12] was still at his aunt's and uncle's house, a house elf named Dobby tries to stop him from going to Hogwarts. He gets in big trouble but luckily his friend Ron and the twins rescue him. At Hogwarts ron receives a howler and Harry gets knocked out in his first Quidditch game of the season. Sone they learn about the Chamber of Secrets, its' opener, and how to get in. Will they survive???

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Bethany_S
Aug 03, 2015

This book starts again in the summer while Harry is at the Dursley's. While they are hosting a dinner party Harry is told to stay in his room and not make any noise, at this time a house elf named Dobby shows up in Harry's room warning him not to go back to Hogwarts. Dobby ends up sending a pudding on one of the guest's head, causing harry to be locked in his room. Thankfully Ron, Fred and George rescue him with their flying car. Soon after the school year begins the Chamber of Secrets gets open and something is attacking the mud bloods.

gogirl1313 Dec 24, 2014

After a curious encounter with a house elf named Dobby, and being nearly expelled for flying Mr. Weasley's car to Hogwarts, Harry thinks he'll have a quiet break from everything at last. Soon, trouble starts again, thereby dashing all hopes for a normal-or as normal as Hogwarts could get-school year. People aren't sure who the culprit is; all they know is that he or she is a direct heir of Salazar Slytherin, pureblood loving founder of Hogwarts. Could it possibly be Draco Malfoy, a muggle-born hating enemy of Harry's? Maybe it's Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally revealed? Harry, determined to find the culprit, is dismayed when he realizes who everyone really suspects....himself!

christinezhao Jul 12, 2014

harry returns to hogwarts for his 2nd year. someone opened the chamber of secrets so there is a snake on the loose

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blue_bluejay_1
Jul 07, 2014

This a another great book by J. K. Rowling. The story continues a Harry Potter and his two best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger go on an adventure to save the school from the horrors within the Chamber of Secrets.

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horselover2000
Jul 04, 2014

In Harry Potter's second year of Hogwarts there is once more a mystery around the school. Harry hears voices that no one else can hear and students are being attacked! Can Harry, Ron, and Hermione save the day? Read the book to find out!

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mkblizzard101
Jan 26, 2013

when the chamber of secrets has been opened there are so many attacks on muggle borns- including hermione granger. harry potter finds himself hot on the trail with his best friend ron weasley to find out who is the heir of slytherin.

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horselover2000
Jul 05, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It is a little bit more intense than the first book so if you are younger you might want to wait a bit before reading it.

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MP_XSkills
May 07, 2012

Sexual Content: u count kissing

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