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Something stalks the halls of Hogwarts.
When Harry learned he was a wizard he knew things would never be the same, and yet, a year later he found himself back at Private Drive, without a letter to
his name, and only his owl to prove it hadn’t all been a dream. Until a strange visitor comes to issue a warning. “Terrible things are about to happen at Hogwarts.” Soon students will be struck down by a mysterious enemy, and the only clue is a legend that harkens back to the very founding of the school.
Familiar features help pull readers in quickly, with new characters and adventures that elaborate on the existing story in colorful ways. This serves as both merit and flaw, as some scenes imitate the first book without adding any real innovations. Gradually the story shifts, taking on darker tones as vague allusions give way to concrete threats, transforming the castle into a dangerous maze of corridors that conceal a killer.
The dark atmosphere is offset by a series of humorous subplots, which regrettably reduce some of the new characters to a mere running gag. In spite of this characters continue to be a strength of the series, struggling with their own identity even as they try to unravel the mystery behind the attacks. Tensions build towards a strong but predictable ending, with well-timed revelations, adding to the overarching puzzle that unites the series as a whole.
+Strong Characters
*Young read
*Strong but familiar ideas
*Touches of humor
-Fragmented plot
3.5/5
 

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Bought for grandson, perfect.! Good price, convenient, and fast delivery. Read full review

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Perfect gift for family!! Read full review

Harry Potter and the Chamaer of Secrets Hardcover

User Review  - sixtyniner7 - Overstock.com

It came in good time and in perfect condition. Read full review

Good book

User Review  - golfgal2014 - Overstock.com

Replacement for lost book. Great price. Will read many times Read full review

great gift for grandson

User Review  - Constance W. - Overstock.com

he loved it for his collectiton Read full review

Wonderful collection item for any age

User Review  - Patti M. - Overstock.com

My four grown children and all of my gramdchildren are hige Harry Potter fans. Between us we have 7 full sets of the books. I originally bought this illustrated book for my 8 yeard old grandson and the older kids loved it so I also bought it for my 29 year old faughter. Read full review

Large print

User Review  - Jennifer R. - Overstock.com

Bought this for my daughter with all the other hardback but it is in giant print and the cover is not the normal hardback with a paper sleeve so it is totally different from the rest. Read full review

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

User Review  - Linda T. - Overstock.com

Excellent Jim Dale is fantastic playing all the characters in the book. You will enjoy this for yrs. Read full review

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

User Review  - Padriac Hickey - Goodreads

Personal Response: The book was very interesting, there where points in the story where it would for shadow on somthing that happens at the end, and some very opaque clues given by Doby. The plot of ... Read full review

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