After a summer of silence from his friends and the wizarding world in general, Harry Potter cannot wait to leave Privet Drive and to go back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Although, a stranger visits him and explains the lack of correspondence that also lands him under house arrest at the hands of the Dursley’s until the Ron, Fred and George Weasley go to break him out.
On the way to the platform to the train that will take them back to Hogwarts, Harry and Ron cannot get through the barricade and miss the train. In a frenzy and desperate desire to go to school, they steal Ron’s dad Fort Angeles which he charmed into being able to fly. They end up losing the car after running into the Womping Willow, and almost get expelled as a result.
After the flying car incident, Harry tries to keep his head down. He attends classes, goes to Quidditich practice, and enjoys being back in the castle. But, things quickly take a dark turn for him when the Chamber of Secrets is opened by Salazar Slytherin’s heir and people (and animals and ghosts) start being attacked by some beast that is hidden in the castle.
Along with Hermione Granger, Harry and Ron set out in an attempt to figure out who the real heir is when people start to blame Harry after it becomes known that Harry is a parseltongue, which Slytherin was known for. The trio make polyjuice potion in an attempt to get some answers, but come up short when it’s clear that Draco Malfoy, Harry’s enemy and the son of a former death eater, doesn’t know who the heir is, either.
After Hermione is pretrified by the monster of the Chamber, and Ginny is taken to die in the Chamber, Harry and Ron set out to find the chamber and kill the monster. Harry comes face to face once again with Lord Voldemort, and manages to kill the monster that lurks in the Chamber with the help of a phoenix by the name of Fawkes. He also proves that he is a true Gryffindor when the Sorting Hat presents him with Godric Gryffindor’s sword, which helps him kill the monster.