Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets written by J.K. Rowling is a fantasy and mystery-adventure book set in relatively modern era England. It continues the storyline of the first book, the Philosophers Stone. The book starts off with the Dursleys continuing to treat Harry like trash, and while they are having dinner with a family and Harry is hiding in his room, an elf comes to forewarn him. After this, a daring plan to escape Harry’s family arises, as they don’t want him to go back to Hogwarts. Harry, with help from his friend Ron and his family, succeeds and Harry ends up at Hogwarts with Hermione and once Ron again.
However, while trying to board the train for Hogwarts at Station 9 and ¾, Harry cannot enter. This is not an isolated event, and it happens just as a mysterious rumor about an old Chamber of Secrets sprouts up. Mysterious things happen and many dare not speak of the monster that is terrorizing the school. As a new school hero comes to be, Harry starts to fall out of grace, just as he realizes what the real meaning of Chamber of Secrets is for, and he fears for the safety of Hogwarts and its students.
I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone because of all the mystery involved. Harry sneaks out of his house and into Hogwarts with a flying car (albeit he was caught), when he realizes what needs to be done to save the school. This is a book full of suspense and each page is more captivating than the last and it kept me reading to the back cover once again. I would recommend this book to anyone who liked the first book and anyone with an interest in magic and an imagination, because these teens are irresistible to book readers all over the world.