Hello fellow muggles. When I read the Chamber of Secrets I honestly didn’t think I could get more excited about this series. I thought well the second book won’t compare to the first book.
As usual I was so very wrong! For this review I am going to do quotes of the book and the thoughts that went though my head when I read them. Shall we begin!
“Jiggery pokery! said Harry in a fierce voice. “Hocus Pocus — squiggly wiggly —”
“MUUUUUM! howled Dudley, tripping over his feet as he dashed back toward the house. “MUUUM! He’s doing you know what!
I did the evil laugh every time it showed how scared Dudley was of Harry.
“Beds empty! No note! Car gone — could have crashed — out of my mind with worry — did you care? — never, as long as I’ve lived — you wait until your father gets home, we never had trouble like this from Bill or Charlie or Percy —”
“Perfect Percy,” muttered Fred.
“YOU COULD DO WITH TAKING A LEAF OUT OF PERCY’S BOOK!” yelled Mrs. Weasley, prodding a finger in Fred’s chest. “You could have died, you could have been seen, you could have lost your father his job —”
It seemed to go on for hours. Mrs. Weasley had shouted herself hoarse before she turned on Harry, who backed away.
“I’m very pleased to see you, Harry, dear,” she said.”
Heck I felt like I was in trouble! I had flashbacks of the lectures I had as a kid in front of my friends. They would always pause in the middle of the rant to say to my friend “not you dear, we are glad to see you.”
Aunt Petunia’s masterpiece of a pudding, the mountain of cream and sugar violets, was floating up near the ceiling. On top of a cupboard in the corner crouched Dobby.
“No” croaked Harry. “Please……they’ll kill me…”
“Harry Potter must say he’s not going back to school —”
“Say it, sir — “
“I can’t — “
Okay question, why didn’t Harry simply say sure Dobby I will not return this year and go anyways? It could have save him so much trouble by simply telling Dobby what he wanted to hear!
“But you’re Muggles! said Mr. Weasley delightedly. “We must have a drink! What’s that you’ve got there? Oh, you’re changing Muggle money. Molly, look!”
I seriously would be Mr. Weasley if I ever meet a witch or wizard! He went into total fan-girl mode!
“Can’t even go to a bookstore without making the front page”
“Leave him alone, he didn’t want all of that!” said Ginny. It was the first time she had spoken in front of Harry. She was glaring at Malfoy.
“Potter, you’ve got yourself a girlfriend!”
You get them girl! Protect your man! I imagined Harry just looking at her awkwardly.
“You shall not harm Harry Potter! … He got up, face livid, and pulled out his wand, but Dobby raised a long, threatening finger. “You shall go now,” he said fiercely, pointing down at Mr. Malfoy. “You shall not touch Harry Potter. You shall go now.”
My god, Dobby should have just got rid of that family a long time ago. He stronger than they are!
“I wasn’t paying attention,” said Myrtle dramatically. “Peeves upset me so much I came in here and tried to kill myself. Then, of course, I remembered that I’m — that I’m –”
“Already dead,” said Ron hopefully.
Myrtle gave a tragic sob, rose up in the air, turned over, and dived headfirst into the toilet, splashing water all over them and vanishing from sight, although from the direction of her muffled sobs, she had come to rest somewhere in the U-bend.”
Ron is a real charmer! He has just a way with words when a lady is in need of comfort.
These were some of my favorite moments in Chamber of Secrets. I could probably go on for day but I figure you wouldn’t enjoy that too much.
What were your favorite moment in this book?
Did you like it better than the first, about the same, or is the first book better?
What is your favorite quotes?
Let me know in the comments!