Ssspiders, Sssnakes and Sssecrets

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Series: Harry Potter #2

Genre: Fantasy

No. of pages: 341

Rating: 5/5

Harry Potter, my one true love!

It feels good reading the series again. It reminds me of being in secondary school, holing up in the library at lunchtime and devouring as many books as I could.

Honestly, though, the chamber of secrets was always my least favourite book but also my least favourite movie as well.

But, on rereading this book I absolutely loved it!

The thrill, the action and the fantasy checked all the boxes for me on the perfect read.

I also didn't realise how much foreshadowing there is in this book. From Malfoy suggesting that Snape would make a good headmaster to Harry being able to speak Parseltongue. JK really thought about every tiny detail when it came to the Harry Potter series and I absolutely love that.

We also get our answer to why Hagrid has to keep his little magic tricks a secret.

Can I just say I absolutely hate spiders, I think they are the creepiest animal and I can't stand them. Ron and I are definitely on the same side...why couldn't we follow the butterflies?

The reason why this book is important is that it first mentions the pureblood/impure blood debate. That there is such pure blood supremacy in the wizarding world was something Harry becomes aware of in this book.  This is one of the reasons why I love JK's writing; she is talking about a real-life situation such as race supremacy and bringing into the world of wizard and fantasy. In the wizarding world, we can see that such prejudice is wrong; a wizard should not be judged on how pure their blood is. Hermoine despite not being pureblood is the best student in the school, she knows more spells and potions then all the pureblood wizards put together. The fact that she is not a pureblood should not define her.

The same applies to our world. A person should not be discriminated against because of their race, gender, religion or anything else in their life, they can control or not control.  

It's that simple.

Ignorance and fear shouldn't be the reason we are hateful.


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