After a long summer with the horrid Dursleys, Harry Potter is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year.
When his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts. Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him.
Soon it’s not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts.
The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, “The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware.” But what exactly does it mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that is wizardly possible–including risking their own lives–to solve this 50-year-old, seemingly deadly mystery.