#86 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

02 Sep

It will probably come as no surprise to you that six out of the seven Harry Potter novels are on the Top 100 Children’s Books list.  However, as you move from #100 to #1 (as I am doing), you do not meet these novels in order.  Not even close.  Chamber of Secrets is the first novel that I have run into on the list and it is actually number two out of the seven in the series.  As I was reading this one and watching the movie, something really stuck out to me.  The Weasley family.

The family makes an important appearance as Jenny attends her first year at Hogwarts and causes quite a lot of mischief, and Harry gets the chance to visit The Burrow.

I find it interesting to “go back” after having read all seven of the books, to experience Jenny’s first year at Hogwarts.  Harry barely takes notice of her (except, of course, when he’s saving her life), but we can all rejoice in the end with the two of them, if you know what I mean.

Also, Mrs. Weasley makes quite an appearance with her kind yet stern welcome to Harry and her horrific Howler to Ron.  But, how can you not love this plump and wholesome stay-at-home mom?

Quite possibly one of my favorite characters in the series.  And that’s all for today, folks.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by J.K. Rowling

Originally published in 1999


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