Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

by J.K. Rowling

  • Redemption:

    Ron and Harry take Lockhart in search of Ginny and the Chamber of Secrets. When Lockhart curses himself and causes a cave-in it is up to Harry to rescue Ginny. He finds her near lifeless next to Tom Riddle’s diary. Tom appears in ghost form and calls the Basilisk to attack. With the help of t

  • Monsters:

    Aragog is a giant spider, larger than a school bus, who lives in the Forbidden Forest. He and his thousands of offspring are man-eating spiders and have only stayed clear of the staff and students at Hogwarts because of Aragog’s affection for Hagrid. When the boys are told to follow the spide

  • Wizard Dueling & Parsel Tongue :

    Gilderoy Lockhart comes up with the idea that the students should participate in some wizard dueling. Like most of his plans, it goes awry right from the get-go, but not necessarily because of him. Professor Snape blasts his wand out of his hand and he gives a poor demonstration on how to def

  • Great Escapes & Grand Entrances:

    After not receiving any responses from Harry for the entire summer the Weasley boys steal their dad’s bewitched Muggle car and set off to rescue Harry. The twins and Ron rescue Harry and fly him back to their house which they all call “The Burrow”. For this first time in his life, Harry has

  • Castle Ghosts

    Each house in the castle has a ghost of its own and then there is Peeves the Poltergeist who exists to make everyone’s life miserable. Nearly Headless Nick is the ghost of Gryffindor and he is nearly headless because when they were trying to decapitate him a bit of sinew stuck so his head f

  • Gilderoy Lockhart

    Gilderoy Lockhart is a poser. He is hired for the Defense Against the Dark Arts position at Hogwarts because of his fame of being the leading anti-dark arts wizard. He has a set of published books that detail his many adventures rescuing people from dark wizards and creatures. All the method

  • Ginny Weasley

    Ginny is the youngest and only girl of the Weasley family. Typical of the family she has freckles and long red hair and a mischievous air about her. Ginny has an enormous crush on Harry, which causes a great amount of embarrassment for her. Also for him when she sends him a singing valentine

  • Tom Riddle

    Tom Marvolo Riddle is the name that Lord Voldemort was born with; as a teen, he switched the letter in his entire name around to spell out “I am Lord Voldemort”. Tom Riddle enchants a diary when he is young, as a way to keep part of his soul alive if anything happens to him. Ginny Weasely b

  • Hagrid's Tale

    Hagrid’s childhood, and reason for expulsion from Hogwarts, are revealed in Book 2. Hagrid is the enormous man that rescued Harry from his parents’ home after Voldemort murdered Harry’s parents. He delivered Harry to the Dursleys and then pseudo rescued Harry by getting him ready for Hogwar

  • Dobby The House-Elf

    Dobby is a small creature the size of a five-year-old child. He has huge bat-like ears, and a long thin nose, and huge eyes. He wears a filthy tea towel tied like a toga. House-elves exist as servants to wizard families. Dobby works for the Malfoys and is treated horribly. He risks his life

  • The Chamber of Secrets

    In the second book, we find Harry Potter embarking on his second year at Hogwarts after a miserable summer holiday with his relatives, the Dursleys. Strange events start occurring at Hogwarts, students are petrified, Harry discovers he has a talent in common with the darkest wizard of all time, and

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