Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
So, happily, I read this again because I've recently seen it described as a #YAlit #Whodunit, and decided to look at it as one model for a mystery storyline, as I practice writing in various genres.
This is the 2nd installment to Rowling's Harry Potter series, and a solid presence it makes. The novel picks up right where the first one left off, this installment seems more darker than the previous, as Harry receives a warning for Dobby, a house elf, who tells not to return to Hogwarts as bad things will happen. This installment felt a tad more fast paced than the last since there wasn’t as much world building that had to be done. One of the great triumphs this novel makes is giving the readers the riveting backstory to Hagrid on why he was expelled from Hogwarts! We also get to see more character development of Ginny as she has become a very important character in this novel and as well in the future installments. Rowling does not have to try hard to get the readers to fall into the Wizarding World and be completely entranced by the magic she has cast. I am really enjoying being able to read these books for the first time and am loving all the detail I missed from only watching the movies!
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