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Review: Harry Potter #2: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition" by J.K. Rowling

December 29, 2016

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

 

Author: J.K. Rowling

 

Page Count: 259

 

Summary:

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School of 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.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torment and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart; a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom; and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.

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 Potter himself!

The second book of the Harry Potter series, now illustrated in brilliant full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

 

Praise:

"I love seeing Jim Kay's interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honored and grateful that he continues to lend his talent to it." J.K. Rowling

 

Other Books in the Series:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 

If You Liked This Book You May Like:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson

 

Our Review:

This gets four stars. Yeah. I know. Mainly because I am supposed to review things based on books, not illustrations, right? Otherwise this would be called ILLUSTRATi., and NOVi. flows a lot better, you know? Don't freak out. I still like Harry Potter and think it's a 5 star series, but keep in mind, I re-read this book and while I was reading it, some of the magic drifted away and with it, one star. So... The art was amazing. I will give you that. But it's not about the illustrations.

 

The Bottom Line: Great illustrations, but maybe not the best reread

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