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Jane's Great Re-Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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After a couple of new reads: Eleanor and Park and Transmuted I am starting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
This is probably my least favourite of all the Harry Potter books, I think it’s down to the fact that JK Rowling tries so hard to persuade the reader that Hagrid might be responsible for Muggle Attacks and even from the first reading I was adamant that it could never be him.
I’m not a fan of Gilderoy Lockhart either. But then we aren’t supposed to be. I suppose I just think of this novel as being the weakest. That said I’m returning after a gap of five years and I think it is possible that I have been unkind to this book in my memory.
Things I’m looking forward to : Ginny Weasley appearing properly for the first time.  The Flying Ford Anglia and the Whomping Willow.
Will you join me?


Jane Hanmer

Born in deepest darkest Shropshire. Currently living in Durrey. A reader of books, a watcher of theatre and film, a player of board games. Intersectional Feminist Pronouns: She/her


  • Theresa Robinson

    I just re-read them all and now I find it difficult to differentiate between them all in my head. It’s all one mass of awesome Potterness. But yes, Lockhart is very annoying.

    • Jane Hanmer

      Jane Hanmer

      I’ve read the first five books a lot and I was at the time quite active in the fandom especially when it came to predicting would happen. It is nice going back and I am remembering some gems which have really made me giggle. Mandrakes growing secretive and Moody as they reach adolescence for instance.

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