Harry Potter is not a usual boy. He’s a wizard that is very famous for defeating the evil wizard, Lord Voldemort. Voldemort killed his parents, but Harry survived. After his parents died, he lived with the non-magical family, the Dursleys. When he was ten, he found out that he was a wizard. One of the many reasons he is interesting is because he had so much experience not being magical, but he is also very good at magic. He went to Hogwarts, the wizard school, and once again defeated Voldemort. He made friends, but also enemies at Hogwarts. Draco Malfoy is Harry’s arch enemy, aside from Voldemort. His best friends are Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. What will happen in his second year?
In his second year at Hogwarts, he lived at the Weasley’s house. He and Ron tried to get through the secret entrance to the Hogwarts Express train but, a house elf named Dobby Stopped them from going, because he knew bad things would happen at Hogwarts that year. They had to break wizard law and use a flying car to get to Hogwarts. Later on in the year, people were being petrified. But nobody knew why. Everybody got worried that the chamber of secrets, which has a huge monster in it, had been opened by the heir of Salazar Slytherin. Harry found out he could talk to snakes, which Salazar Slytherin could do also. This made people believe Harry was the heir of Salazar Slytherin! Eventually, Hermione was petrified! But, they went to Hermione’s hospital bed and they found a note, which made it clear that the entrance to the chamber of secrets was in a blocked off bathroom.
They found the entrance to the chamber, and found out Tom Marvolo Riddle was the heir of Salazar Slytherin. If you mix up the letters in ‘Tom Marvolo Riddle’ you get “I am Lord Voldemort”. Tom made Ginny Weasley do the bad stuff without her knowing. It seemed like Ginny was dead, but she was not, she just didn’t have much strength in her. The monster in the chamber was a basilisk, a giant snake. If you look into its eyes, you will die, but if you look at it through a mirror you are just paralyzed like all the other kids. The basilisk was tricky to defeat, but Albus Dumbledore’s phoenix, Fawkes, came with the Hogwarts sorting hat. Harry put it on and a sword appeared! He killed the basilisk, but not before it bit him. But, the tears of a phoenix can heal, so Harry survived. Every paralyzed kid was healed by a potion. Hogwarts was safe-at the moment.