Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series. It is written by Joanne Kathleen Rowling, which is born July 31 in 1965 in Chipping Sodbury. She wrote her first story when she was six year old, and called it Rabbit. She wrote other stories later, but none of them have been published. She got married in 1992 and one year after she had a daughter called Jessica. She and her husband got divorced three years after. She was a poor alone mother when she began to write about Harry Potter. At her first try the publishing firm wouldn’t publish the book. They told her that the book was too long, but she didn’t give up. Bloomsbury accepted to publish the first Harry Potter book. That was the start of the Harry Potter hysteria. Today she has written six books, and only one are remaining. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets was published in 1998, and has 251 pages.
The story takes place in England. Harry Potter is living with his aunt Petunia and uncle Vernon Dursley and their son, Dudley. When Harry was only one, he had survived a deadly curse from the greatest dark wizard, Lord Voldemort. Harry’s parents died while trying to keep Voldemort from killing their son. Harry escaped with only a lightning scar, and Voldemort’s power had somehow been destroyed when he failed to kill Harry. The Dursley’s told him that he got his scar in a car crash which had killed his parents. Harry had been brought up by his mother’s sister and his husband and believed their story.
A year ago he got a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the same school that he’s parents went to, and the whole story came out. After the first year as a student at Hogwarts, Harry came back to the Dursleys to spend the summer holydays there. His uncle and aunt treat him like shit. They usually ignore him.
Harry is missing his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. He doesn’t get any letters from them and he can’t understand why, and sometimes he feels like they’ve forgotten him. Then something strange happen, a house-elf named Dobby shows up in his room. He comes with a warning to Harry; something very dangerous is at Hogwarts this year and he must not go back. Dobby also tells that he has taken Harry’s letters from his friends, because he was hoping Harry didn’t want to go back to school if his friends had forgot him. But Harry can’t stay with the Dursleys, he don’t belong there. Dobby does magic so Harry get shut up in his room. Some nights after an old car are parked in the air outside his window, and its Ron and his twin brothers. They rescue Harry from having to stay with the Dursleys. Mysterious things happen at Hogwarts, something very dangerous is hiding under the school, and no one can figure what.