plotterHarry Plotter and the Chamber of Serpents is a spoof on the Harry Potter series.  This book follows Austin, an American who comes to England and ends up at Hogworts. (It’s spelled Hogworts in the book so I am not sure why it ended up as Hogwarts in the book write up. And it is also Austin in the book not Austen. I’m confused.)  This was a pretty quick read and great for kids who are looking for something fun to read over a weekend.  I liked all the play on names and words that I was familiar with from the Harry Potter series. (Drano Malfoy?)

The book takes place in the same time period of the second Harry Potter book – so it is Harry’s second year.  It is Austin’s first year at the school, but he is older and a year behind so he is being tutored by Hermione!

This book is available for free by the author under a Creative Commons license out of respect for JK Rowling.  So if you’re interested in checking it out – it won’t cost you anything 🙂

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Austen comes to England knowing as an American he’ll stick out at his new school. But when an errant owl lands him at Hogwarts he’s in for more than he expected.

If it’s not hard enough being the only American at Hogwarts, Austen’s sorted into the most despised of all the houses. Then bumbling around the dungeon while trying to find his common room, he unwittingly helps the monster from the Chamber of Serpents. Will he discover the secret of the Chamber before he becomes another victim of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?

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