Picking up where I left off last month, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets continues the tale that many of us know nearly by heart these days. Its the second year of Potter’s Hogwarts journey, and once again, things aren’t entirely what they seem. Someone’s trying to keep Harry from going back, and that someone is the house-elf Dobby.

Between overly protective house-elves, flying cars, angry trees, and incompetent Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers, its a miracle anything gets taught at all! But ultimately, this book continues the fairly innocent, more lighthearted aspects of the series that it holds dear at the beginning. Sure there is danger, and a risk involved in the overarching plot, but the first two books holds a brighter torch to the future than the following books do. 

If you haven’t read this series yet, now is definitely the time. They hold up well, even without the rose colored glasses that many of us will read them with.