The second and fourth Harry Potter books were my favorite of the series. Which were your favorite and why? This isn’t my typical review but shows a list of discussion questions I came up with for a book club conversation. Thanks for reading. See my blog for full reviews of current popular fiction.
Title- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author- J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone…. Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Quote- “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
What does the quote above mean to you and how has it played out in your life?
Does knowing our history help us understand our present? Why or why not?
What personal strengths would you contribute to solving a mystery?
Would your friends and family agree about those strengths or do they see you differently than you see yourself?
Do you tell authority your concerns or keep them silent to yourself? Why?
Do you think a name in itself holds power and why or why not?
What people in your life remind you of the characters in the book?
What would you be your favorite Hogwarts class to take and why?
How does reading fantasy helped you discover more about yourself. What’s a specific example?