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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling

18 reviews

jessthanthree's review

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adventurous dark hopeful relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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amiamor's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny inspiring lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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szuum's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0


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outsmartyourshelf's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny lighthearted mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

The second book in the Harry Potter series sees Harry, Ron, & Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second school year. Harry has been miserable during the holidays as his aunt & uncle kept him locked up out of the way, & it takes Ron & the twins, Fred & George, & their father's flying car to rescue him. Once safely back at Hogwarts, things soon take a darker turn as first Mrs Norris, the caretaker's cat, & then a pupil, Colin Creevey, are found petrified (turned to stone) & a sinister message is painted on the wall. Who is the heir of Slytherin? Where is the Chamber of Secrets? What does this mean for Harry & friends?

This second time through the books is going well - I really can't believe I've only read them through once. I've updated my rating to 5 stars as I really can't find much to fault - there's friendship, bravery, loyalty, heroics, alongside some light relief (thanks to Kenneth Brannagh's wonderful portrayal in the films, I can't help but picture him as Gilderoy Lockheart). The only bit I didn't like was Aragog as I can't stand spiders. Yuck. 

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revengesrose's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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greattappertwo's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25


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blairreads3's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0


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lia_r18's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0


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lexarobinson's review against another edition

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adventurous funny tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

The weakest installment of the series, however it does pick up on some of the brilliant aspects Rowling introduced in the first book. Lays foundations for relationships that become pivotal in later books, but the plot isn't quite strong enough to overcome Rowling's occasionally lacking writing style.

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chiarasshi's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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