Monday, December 14, 2009

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K Rowling, reviewed by Ishika Gupta

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K Rowling

Reviewed by
Name: Ishika Gupta(12 years)
School: Venkateshwar International School

Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets is just as exciting and involving and well written as the first Harry Potter novel. The writing is excellent, the dry British wit remains, the storyline is a little darker, and the mythology is present. The characters are familiar, but their development continues throughout this story and makes them more lovable and three-dimensionable. Rowling always makes sure to involve peripheral characters in the development, which helps to present a fuller picture of life at Hogwarts. Once again, the story encompasses a full school year, with the action taking place throughout the year and successfully being resolved by Harry and his friends right at the end. And, while the formulaic nature of the Harry Potter series becomes evident in this second novel, that’s okay! Sometimes, and particularly for children, a little dependability is nice, and makes them feel like reading on because they KNOW what’s going to happen with the story line. And, hey, sometimes that’s nice for adults too.

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