Harry Potter is going into his second year at Hogwarts. He can hardly wait to get started! But when a mysterious creature shows up at the Dursleys warning him not to return to keep the other students safe, Harry pays no mind. How can he spend one more year with the awful Dursleys?
But the real trouble begins when 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?
This book was super interesting and entertaining, just as in the first one. While maybe a little darker, and a little more violent, this book was still relatively not-scary. Ron and Hermione are just as loyal as ever, still getting themselves into fixes. From helping Harry deal with the stuck-up Professor Lockhart, taking advice from a long-dead annoying ghost who haunts the abandoned girl’s bathroom, wandering into the forest to find the giant spiders, and turning themselves into some of the Slytherin students, they are always there for him.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Violence: 4/10 (students are turned to stone by a creature, and the creature comes into the story later)
Language: 1/10 (name-calling)
Audience: Ages 10 and up