Hi everyone! Today I will be telling you the basic storyline of Harry Potter up until book 2. I will tell the rest in part 2 and 3! *DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE GOING TO READ BUT HAVEN’T YET. THIS IS A SPOILER!!!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts for the very first time. His Defense Against Dark Arts teacher, Professor Quirrel, had Lord Voldemort on the back of his head (he always wore a wrap around his head) because Voldemort possessed him. Harry is on the Gryffindor quiditch team, and in his first game, Quirrel tried to curse him! The Sorcerer’s Stone is a stone that keeps you alive forever. Nicholas Flamel, the owner, was hiding it, but Quirrel wanted it to keep Voldemort alive. Hagrid, a half giant and the Hogwarts gamekeeper, has a 3 headed dog guarding the passage way to stone. Harry and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, have to get past Fluffy, the dog, and solve many puzzles to get to the stone before Voldemort. Spoiler alert! They win.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (my favorite!): Harry Potter is back at Hogwarts. He finds a sign written in blood: “The Chamber of Secrets is Open. Enemy of the Slytherin Heir, Beware.” Everyone thinks Harry is the Slytherin heir, even Harry himself. Harry hears weird sounds and words like “kill,” “I taste blood,” “I will kill you.” Harry finds out he can speak snake (Parseltongue), and has been hearing the slithering and words made by a basilisk. The giant snake has been traveling throughout the pipes of the school and petrifying some students (including Hermione!) and Ms. Norris, a cat. Harry finds a diary in a never-used girls bathroom haunted by Moaning Myrtle. The diary belongs to Tom Riddle. It’s magic: if you write in it, the ink disappears and Tom Riddle writes back. Harry speaks snake to get in the Chamber of Secrets, and meets Tom Riddle. There he learns that Tom is Voldemort when Voldemort was in school at Hogwarts. Tom’s full name (Tom Marvolo Riddle) can be scrambled into “I am Lord Voldemort.” Riddle can also speak snake, and commands the basilisk to kill Harry. But Fawks, Dumbledore’s (the school headmaster) phoenix, cries on Harry’s wounds to save him, because phoenix tears heal. Fawks also brings the Sorting Hat, a hat to sort the students into the Hogwarts houses. Harry pulls out a sword belonging to Godric Gryffindor, one of the founders of Hogwarts. He kills the snake with the sword and stabs the magic diary with a snake tooth, killing Tom.
Fun fact: The Hogwarts houses were named after the school founders, Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff.
Wow! That was a LOT! 479 words! Quiz of the blog: What house was Voldemort in?
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