Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

(Harry Potter, #2)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Paperback, 1998, Bloomsbury)

Paperback, 256 pages

English language

Published Aug. 11, 1998 by Bloomsbury.

ISBN:
9780747538486
OCLC Number:
924779755

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4 stars (36 reviews)

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last... (back cover)

58 editions

Questionable decisions.

3 stars

I have always wondered why anyone would hire Gilderoy Lockhart, and then I started working in international schools; it makes perfect sense because, when in need, they hire absolutely anyone without an actual care for their abilities or expertise. It's scary.

Only benefit of Lockhart: Snape's appearances in the novel decrease in order to show how incapable Lockhart is. Snape appears almost randomly to make a student miserable, still making me wonder why anyone at Hogwarts would've ever kept him around since he hates approximately 75% of his students so much.

Regarding Lockhart: If he was the only available candidate for the job, I would've added hours to my other teachers' duties and had them teach the bloody class together. All of this is being said as a secondary teacher who has taken on additional subjects because our only applicants are so unqualified (in some way) that they have less …

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