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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – A book with several twists | Review

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the famous series written by British author JK Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - A book with several twists Review

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the famous series written by JK Rowling. The story follows the protagonist, Harry Potter, in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The plot unfolds when mysterious events begin to occur, including the appearance of ominous messages on the school walls, indicating the reopening of the legendary Chamber of Secrets.

The plot involves Hogwarts' dark past, linked to the heir of Slytherin and a deadly monster that threatens Muggle-born students. Harry, Ron and Hermione team up to solve the mystery, facing magical challenges, dangerous potions and magical creatures along the way. Furthermore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets deepens the mythology of the Harry Potter universe, introducing new characters and further developing the rich setting created by Rowling. In the end, the story culminates in a short and not very exciting battle to save Hogwarts and its inhabitants from danger.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - A book with several twists Review

My reading was done in the edition of the Box Harry Potter – Complete Series by Rocco with translation by Lia Wyler. A perfect box for everyone who grew up following the young wizard's saga and for new generations of fans who are eager to get to know it. The cover of the book is merely velvety with an illustration that, both on the front and back cover, was done by Jonny Duddle, an artist who works the characters in his art in a more caricatural way.

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The book has a lSimple and fluid reading, being very understandable. Furthermore, the author maintains the same effective way as the first book of emphasizing the characters' characteristics in a humorous way, especially in characters who are clumsy. In a gentle way, the author provides a small retrospective of the events of the previous book at the beginning of the book to help readers who do not remember or have not read it. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The content of the book is rich in details and with a different narrative from the film at different times, so I understand shortening the script of a film, as with the book we have access to content never before explored in cinemas. An example that I remember is when Harry escapes from his aunt and uncle's house through his bedroom window, something much richer and more tense than the films.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - A book with several twists Review

JK Rowling manages to do her best to demonstrate the horror that the Dursleys do to Harry Potter, the characters' actions and their characteristics are well written. The book features typography changes at specific moments that help immerse the story, such as letters and posters found by Harry Potter. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Headmaster Dumbledore continues to be the philosophical figure, especially in the last chapters. The ending of the book manages to provide the reader with all the answers about the events of the book, something very necessary due to all the twists and turns that we can find in the book and seeking answers at different moments in the middle of the book is inevitable.

I believe that the only negative points in my reading were in relation to the lack of illustrations in any part of the book, this forces my immersion more. In this edition where I read, I even found an illustration on the back of the book, but it's not nearly as good as having illustrations while reading. Another point is in relation to the typography, I found the typography chosen to be quite small.

“It is our choices that reveal who we really are, much more than our qualities.” – Albus Dumbledore

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
4.5

Conclusion

My review highlights the velvety cover illustrated by Jonny Duddle and the reading being simple and fluid, highlighting the humor in the characters' characteristics. The author, JK Rowling, offers a brief retrospective of the previous book, making it easier to understand. The content is appreciated for its richness of detail and its difference from the film. Rowling's ability to convey the horror experienced by Harry is recognized, as is the change of typography at specific moments. Headmaster Dumbledore is highlighted as a philosophical figure, and the ending is praised for providing answers to the twists and turns. Negative points include the absence of illustrations throughout the book, affecting immersion, and the consideration that the typography chosen is small.

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
4.5

Conclusion

My review highlights the velvety cover illustrated by Jonny Duddle and the reading being simple and fluid, highlighting the humor in the characters' characteristics. The author, JK Rowling, offers a brief retrospective of the previous book, making it easier to understand. The content is appreciated for its richness of detail and its difference from the film. Rowling's ability to convey the horror experienced by Harry is recognized, as is the change of typography at specific moments. Headmaster Dumbledore is highlighted as a philosophical figure, and the ending is praised for providing answers to the twists and turns. Negative points include the absence of illustrations throughout the book, affecting immersion, and the consideration that the typography chosen is small.

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Hello, I'm Matheus. I am currently graduating in Advertising, working as CEO and Creative Director at Araujo Media, Commercial Manager at TFX LATAM and I am the Creator of the Brazilian History portal.

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