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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

A look back at the second book in the magical series

June 01, 2010

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

THE PROBLEM:

Hogwarts students are being turned to stone. No one knows why or by whom, but Harry is the prime suspect.
 
QUIDDITCH UPDATE:
Harry breaks his arm in a match but wins anyway.
 
SCARY MONSTER:
The Whomping Willow.
 
MAGICAL GADGET:
The Remembrall, a glass marble that turns red whenever its bearer is forgetting something.
 
DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS TEACHER:
Gilderoy Lockhart, an obnoxious headline-hogging idiot.
 
NEW SPELL:
Tarantallegra. Causes uncontrollable dancing in its victims.
 
WHAT HARRY LEARNS:
As Hogwarts headmaster Aldus Dumbledore puts it, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
 
NUMBER OF PAGES:
341
 
Click here to read about Book 3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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