I have read the second book in the Harry Potter series many times. Ironically enough I have never written a review. It is difficult to write a review for a book that you know so well, specifically when you know the story intimately in both print and video form. However, I reread with the purpose of reviewing the story.
Ultimately, I found the second book to be enjoyable. It is still amazing writing and amazing characters. The world of Hogwarts is alive and draws you in. There is adventure that keeps you on the edge of your toes, even when you know exactly what is going to happen.
However, I found that I was not as enthralled with the second book as the first. When I finished the first book I was left with a "wow that book was amazing" feeling. When I finished The Chamber of Secrets it was more like, "yeah that was good." I did feel like there was too much retelling. The first third of the book was a recapture of the first book. At the time Harry Potter was not the social phenomenon that it is now. Even so, it probably did not need so much recap.
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