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Least Favorite BookIt's funny because Harry Potter fans tend to love the series as a whole and I'd say that's true for me as well. There isn't a single part of Harry's journey that I'd want removed or skipped over...but at the same time I've always been able to pick out my favorite books within the series. If I had to sort them in order of absolute favorite to least favorite, the last place would be held by:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore so many parts of this book: The Weasley's rescuing Harry from his prison cell at Number 4 Privet, Harry's first visit to the Burrow (♥), Ginny beginning her first year at Hogwarts, the introduction of the infamous diary, Tom Riddle (the CoS movie version of the young Tom Riddle is now who I imagine when I'm reading the books! Perfect casting.) and the actual Chamber of Secrets itself - which is wicked cool btw. I don't know, I've never really been able to put my finger on it but for some reason this one is always at the bottom of the list in terms of favorites. I think it might be because the characters more or less stay the same, in terms of their character growth as opposed to in Prisoner of Azkaban where the trio especially mature a great deal - the tone for PoA is appropriately darker too, which I love! Chamber of Secrets almost feels like Philosopher's Stone Part 2. Combine that with how Harry becomes an outcast for the better part of this, if only because reading those bits makes me as miserable as he is, if only because I hate seeing him so put out :*(