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Date : 9 August 2020

  • Young Voice
  • Anshuman Nagpal

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ is a fantasy novel written by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Cliff Wright and originally published on 2nd July 1998. It is the second book in the Harry Potter series.

This book talks about the attacks on muggle-borns (non-magic folks) which supposedly had their origin in ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Chamber of Secrets, as per the legend, was formed by one of the great four founders of Hogwarts, Salazar Slytherin who strongly felt that Hogwarts was not a place for muggle-borns, but ‘Pure bloods’, and so those attacks! Where the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ situated in school was something that Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley went on to solve!

Out of all the books I have read in the Harry Potter series, I liked this one the most. Though it does not have any illustrations, the book possesses a very interesting story-line. One cannot unhook oneself until one finish reading the book. The book includes weird, and amusing characters like ghosts, ‘Dobby, the house elf’, and a frightening tree named ‘The Whomping Willow’. It also contains a literary device called onomatopoeia which is highly used in the book.

An awesome read, and so deserves to be given 5 out of 5 stars!

 

Anshuman Nagpal

5, Pathways World School