In this second entry in the amazingly popular Harry Potter series, Harry is suffering a horrible summer break after his first year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Basically confined to his room by his vile Uncle Vernon and putrid Aunt Petunia, Harry can't wait to return to Hogwarts. However, when he is visited by a nervous yet magical house-elf he is warned that he will be in great peril if he returns to Hogwarts--a warning he chooses to ignore. Upon his return to school, Harry and his best friends Ron and Hermione investigate the true story of the legendary Chamber of Secrets but before they know it a mysterious force begins turning the other students to stone--and Harry is soon thought of as the main suspect. Could this be the peril that the house-elf warned him about or is something even more dangerous in store for Harry?When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.