Rated of 5
by the Little Critic
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets does not live up to its phenomenol predecessor in a number of ways. The setting still remains the same, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a new mystery has to be solved by Harry Potter(of course) and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The supense is great, but sometimes I just believe Ms. Rowling tries to hard to make her book scary and the end result is comical when its not supposed to be. For instance the Whomping Willow, great in the movie, bland in the book. Also the spiders; she only wrote two lines about them chasing Ron and Harry, the movie equivalent was much longer and much more frightning. Now don't get me wrong, I love reading the books better than seeing the movie. I believe that J.K. Rowling is a wonderful author that keeps her reader's attention from page one to the end. She just tried to hard in this book and the Chamber of Secrets is probably the weakest of all the four books. Still a decent read though.