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The Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 6-7: What’s Up with This Year?

First, I just want to say I feel honored to be part of such a fantastic collective of writers. I’m a little intimidated by the awesomeness of all the posts so far, but I solemnly swear to do my best.

I'm not worthy to be in the presence of such HP greatness!

I first met Harry Potter when I was 11, same as him. I was in the sixth grade, and a friend carpooled with me to and from school. One fateful day after my mom dropped her off at her house, I noticed she had left a book in the car, fallen between the seat and the door. Since it was a book of rather promising proportions, and I was just about the biggest nerd you can imagine—I wore glasses with lenses roughly the size of baseballs—I grabbed it and started reading. The rest is, as they say, history. Fast-forward through several midnight release parties, a Tonks costume, and movie madness… and here I am. I grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and I feel almost as close to them as my own family. The really cool thing is, I’m not the only one. There are multitudes of people who feel the same way, and by extension, we’re all family. D’aww…

Okay, that’s enough of that. Let’s get to the book.

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Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 4-5: Let’s Go Again, Only Famousier This Time

Hi. My name’s Matt and I’m a massive Harry Potter fan, and I’ve been one since… golly. I was ten? I really had the first two books at my disposal when my friend Jordan got me into them. And then when I’d finished with them I made my mother order me the British version from Amazon UK so I could read it two months before all my other friends could. I grew up with these characters and have TONS of stories from reading Half-Blood Prince ’til six in the morning in a hotel room in Spain to writing a massive fanfiction about the life and times of Cedric Diggory so my high school crush would make out with me.

Apparently that works, by the way.

But yes. Chamber of Secrets. Thank goodness we’re talking about the book and not the movie. Let’s talk about it. Continue reading

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