All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby - who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments
and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor,
Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls'
bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister,
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real
trouble begins, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts
students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than
ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally
told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry
Thoughts: A great sequel! Diving further into the wizarding world we get to learn plenty of new and fascinating aspects of Hogwarts and wizard culture while following a brand new plot!
First off, I love these characters! They are all so darling, new and old. And the writing...still fabulous. So classic-feeling with just enough wordy descriptions to keep things interesting without dragging the story down. The plot was well done, a mystery that wound it's way throughout the entire school over another school year. Every little clue, every piece falling into place, opened up more questions and drew the cast deeper into the darkness of Hogwarts's past! There were a lot of revelations in this book, questions I had been dying to know, and a few hints for future stories. Be warned though, this tale is a bit darker than the first. But it's executed in a way that shouldn't be more than mildly frightening to the sensitive reader (it's a mystery, it ought to get at least a little scary)!
Content: Aside from the darkening plot and tons of magic, a clean read!