This is the second book of the series and Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts after a horribly, long summer with the Dursleys. Though he was looking forward to this school year, Harry's second year does not turn up as he hoped. First, a house-elf named Dobby tries to prevent Harry from going to school. Second, the famous Gilderoy Lockheart has come to Hogwarts to be the new professor of the Dark Arts, but only cares about his good looks and only talks about himself. Last, a new threat has come to the school and the Chamber of Secrets has been opened again. Harry and his friends, Harmione and Ron, try to solve the mystery behind the Chamber and try to pass their classes with good grades.
I read the first book over ten years ago and only now did I decide to continue with the series. This is a very well written book and it is no wonder that the series is highly popular. I greatly enjoyed the characters, especially the cocky Lockheart, and couldn't help but be entertained of the wizardly world of Harry Potter. I've seen the movies first but the movies don't compare to the books. The books are more descriptive and more adventures occur in them. Now, on to the next book of the series :)