The Harry Potter Reread continues, after enjoying myself thoroughly in Philosopher’s Stone, we move on to Chamber of Secrets. (just a heads up that there is a spoiler for the whole series in this post, you are warned, even though what have you been doing not reading the whole series?)
I’m again surprised by just how short this book actually is! It’s all over within a flash. But this book is actually very critical to the whole series, we’re introduced to horcruxes! Not only that but Harry being a horcrux was in this book – “So Voldemort put a bit of him in me?” I just love the fact that this was sitting here this whole time. JK’s foreshadowing at its best!
Rereading this book also made me think about some things. How do the ghosts work? Nick is holding a letter? How did he do that? Do they have ghost owls? And ghost paper? Like how does this work at all? And in a later book it sounds like they can change clothes? How does that work? Do they have a wardrobe? And what do they do all day? Just float around? THESE ARE QUESTIONS I WANT ANSWERED.
Another testament to JK is just how more the world could be fleshed out, when it already has been so much. If only Pottermore was more prolific, and targeted these crucial questions!