I had only just finished reading the first chapter – “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” – and I already couldn’t picture my life without Hogwarts magic.
I suppose a pictured to my parents quite a tragic scenario of my future existence, considering that one morning, as I opened my eyes at the morning sun, I found a brilliant surprise lying in front of me.
On the pillow, a few inches away, the second volume stared right back at me, whispering “Read me! Read me!”.
Honestly, guys. If that wasn’t the best morning of my life, it got very close!
Now, of course, everyone knows what ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ is about (and those who don’t are better read the book and learn it).
It’s our beloved Harry trying to get back to Hogwarts. Except, a little house elf seems to be of a different opinion. Amongst floating cakes and head-banging on the wall, the elf Dobby gets pretty close to its goal.
However, it’s only closing the platform 9 and 3/4 that he manages to put Harry really into trouble.
Luckily, in a way, Ron is stuck with him and…well, it’s only a matter of stealing a flying car, after all.
I’m sorry, this is only the beginning of the book, it’s not really the main core of the story. I just love that part so much…I mean, stealing a flying car. That’s genius.
And landing over the Whomping Willow, almost destroying the car, that was awesome.
Again, I’m sorry. I suddenly got back to my sweet 12.
Anyway, things get interesting (and a bit less funny) when people in Hogwarts start to get petrified and rumors start talking about a secret chamber, created by Salazar Slytherin back in the days of Hogwarts foundation and hosting a deadly monster.
With Harry talking Parcel tongue (snakes language), you can understand, things get a bit ugly for him…
Then, of course, how could I not mention the marvelous, charming, handsome Gilderoy Lockhart, Hogwarts greatest…scum. No, it’s not a spoiler, you can easily get it from the first line he speaks.
It’s going to be interesting when the professor turn to him, asking for a plausible explanation to all those petrified students.
Let’s be clear, this is the book I liked the least amongst all of them. Yet, I loved it. You can draw your conclusions from that.
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