Author: J. K. Rowling
Published: June 2nd 1999 by Arthur A. Levine Books
Source of copy: Barnes and Noble
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl's bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble beings, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects...Harry Potter himself.
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What can I say? I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Again this book is better than the movie. I was once again thrust into the world of Hogwarts and the mysteries that lay within. After each page I turn I fall more in love with the characters the author has created. I enjoy how the characters have grown since the last book and look forward to following their growth in the next installments I read.
Again these books may be for the youth but I fell for them hook, line and sinker!