Book Reads: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (by JK Rowling) [☝]

December 31, 2013

I'm still in the process of retracing my journey in the Harry Potter world. Now I'm on to the second installment.

I remember reading this book for the first time when I was still in highschool. I borrowed it from a classmate (I can't remember who anymore ><). It's nice to recall how the young Harry Potter has come face-to-face with You-Know-Who (or Voldemort, whatever...) for the second time in the series. This is also when Harry mingles most with the Weasley Family when he comes to The Burrow just before they return to Hogwarts.

The idea of Horcruxes was always in my mind when I read about Riddle's diary and how it was used in the story. I can now read what's going in Dumbledore's mind when he's staring at Harry from behind those half-moon spectacles. I can understand where his actions are coming from in dealing with the situation and with Harry, unlike before when it was all full of mystery and secrets. This is one of the reasons why I really wanted to reread the HP series because aside from reliving the magic, I get to look for clues which were lying around previous books that lead to the revelations by the end of the story in the series.

As expected, it was a great read, even for the second time. The characters of the Weasley brothers (Percy, Fred, and George) became alive again in my mind and I do missed them actually. JK Rowling really did a great job in building up the characters in the series.

Now my next stop is with the Prisoner in Azkaban of the book. :D


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