Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The 2nd book in the Harry Potter series is about Harry and
strange happenings going on in Hogwarts. Soon after Harry and hisfriends arrive after Hogwarts, a message is written on a wall in bloodthat says “enemies of the heir, beware, the chamber has been opened.”Harry is found near the sight so people suspect he was the one who dunit. Throughout this book, Harry, Hermione, and Ron are constantlylooking for the chamber of secrets, and who might have opened it. Theyhave many frightening and exciting adventures along the way, buteverything changes as students start to get petrified. Near the end,Hermione gets petrified and it’s up to Ron and Harry to save theirfriends and fellow students.
While I was reading this book many questions came to my mind. Iwondered why Harry didn’t tell anyone about him hearing the voices inthe wall. Even though it could have been a bad sign, if he had toldDumbledore, the teachers at Hogwarts might have been able to solve themystery and stop Tom Riddle sooner. I think if I were Ron I wouldconvinced Harry to tell Dumbledore about the voices. I also would havestayed away from where all of the writing on the wall was going on.While I was reading this book I never would have though that it wasGinny Weasly that opened the Chamber of Secrets. I also never wouldhave thought that the reason Hagrid got expelled from Hogwarts wasbecause Tom Riddle accused him of opening the chamber. I think this isa great book because of how everything in the end ties to each otherto make an awesome ending.
JK Rowling writes in a very unique style. From the very beginning ofthe book you can tell the book is going to be full of adventure, closecalls, and mystery.
Imagery is used a lot in the Harry Potter books because JK Rowlinggives the reader a very unique and intense idea of how Hogwarts looks,and what happens in Harry’s adventures. While reading this book thereader can almost picture the “enchanted ceilings” and the “lacysnowflake cookies.”
There isn’t very much figurative language in this book. Most of thefigurative language occurs in the first book when JK Rowling explainsmore in detail what Hogwarts looks like. This book, however, does havesome figurative language. Personification like “the tree yawned” and”the car burped out the suitcases” give the reader a much more vividpicture of what is happening in the story because they can relate it