Journey through year two of Hogwarts with Ron, Hermione, and Harry. Reading this book again, I'm remembering how much I dislike Gilderoy Lockhart--why, oh why, is he such a flat, two-dimensional character? For a series with such interesting characters with so many layers, Gilderoy is a true disappointment. Book two follows much of the same pattern as book one. Harry is living with the Dursleys, they are mean to him, he leaves for Hogwarts, he gets into difficulties, and then the big mystery / drama is solved by our fearless trio. Enjoy!