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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)

by J. K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (6)

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Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.
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I wish this book was from Draco's POV. His actions drove the only exciting parts of the story and culminated in the action packed scenes in that last few chapters. For that reason only, it's a three star book. Without Draco, I'd have given it two stars. Harry is basically Nick Garroway in this novel, and Draco is Gatsby. Harry's the narrator, but everything that matters is happening to Draco. Harry's part in this story was just a bunch of teen drama, instalove with Ginny, and Netflix and Chill with Dumbledore in the pensieves to find out more about Voldemort's origins. Harry is very passive in this book. Plot points happen, and he's inhabiting the same book as them. I find it funny all the ways plot points happen and Harry's just along for the ride: entire chapters without him, observing under an invisibility cloak, listening through a keyhole, pensieves, monologues from other characters, being in the same room as other characters talking.

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  amybear | May 8, 2021 |
I feel like this one is still my favorite of the books. It's just such an expertly designed game of chess really. All the pieces end up placed in their proper places, ready for the finale ahead. Things really start falling into place, as well, and once it gets going, it really gets going.

I find this one so much more emotionally draining than Order of the Phoenix. I mean, the last five chapters are just a continuous set of punches to the gut in which you end up a sad, empty mess by the end of the book. I love it. ( )
  thoroughlyme | Apr 23, 2021 |
I'm sad but it's an amazing book. ( )
  nikkiroy | Apr 14, 2021 |
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  5083mitzi | Mar 22, 2021 |
One of my favorite series. ( )
  ktomp17 | Mar 21, 2021 |
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Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cockcroft, JasonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Mackenzie,
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People are craving to know more about you, dear boy, craving! If you were prepared to grant me a few interviews, say in four- or five-hour sessions, why, we could have the book finished within months. And all with very little effort on your part, I assure you -- ask Sanguini here if it isn't quite -- ^Sanguini, stay here!^" ...***
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Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.

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The wizarding world has finally woken up to Voldemort’s return, and his Death Eaters are on the rampage, causing chaos, confusion and death. Harry Potter, who is now surrounded by more rumours than ever before, returns to Hogwarts for his sixth-year of magical education – but the school is no longer the haven it used to be, and spies who have been hidden for years will soon show their true colours. As suspicions escalate and workloads increase, Albus Dumbledore invites Harry to join him in piecing together the tale of Voldemort’s parentage and upbringing – a tale that will reveal his darkest secret yet.

AR Level 7.2, 29 pts
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Oh yeah, Voldemort!

Forgot about him while I

was pursuing girls.

(CathWhitney)

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