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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) (original 2005; edition 2006)

by J.K. Rowling

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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Title:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2006), Paperback, 652 pages
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (2005)

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  Jonez | Sep 23, 2022 |
Voldemort is causing so many problems that even the Muggles are noticing. There have been Muggle deaths, bridges collapsing, and all sorts of things, and the new Minister of Magic takes the time to tell the British Prime Minister not to worry about it - that he will fix everything. Meanwhile, in the world of magic, life goes on. Harry visits the Burrow and spends time with the Weasleys and Hermione before their next term.

Once school starts, the students are placed in their classes based on how they performed on their OWLs and learning to deal with their feelings for the opposite sex. Harry finds a book in his potions class, now taught by Professor Slughorn, with notes from someone called The Half-Blood Prince who make him the new Potion master's favorite student. Eventually, this book gets Harry in trouble and he must learn to work without it. As Harry takes personal lessons with Dumbledore, he starts to understand how the prophecy works and why he is the one who must fulfill it.

This is one of my favorite Harry Potter books. I love the development of the characters and how they are slowly realizing their feelings toward each other. Although the end of the book makes me sad, knowing the great adventure the students are about to go on makes up for it. These stories are well-written and enjoyable for everyone. ( )
  Micareads | Aug 31, 2022 |
Tal como o quinto livro da série este sofre quando consegue representar o que seria uma adolescência típica britânica, e assim como no último, Harry continua irritadiço, o que torna sua teimosia, seu lado tom xereta, um pouco irritantes. As preocupações amorosas também, embora bem descritas, sofrem dessa estereotipação do bem representar, com páginas e páginas retratando o ciúme adolescente. Ao menos aqui e no livro como um todo, Ginny brilha, mas é o contraponto que, por um amor suprimido, confirma a regra. Seria injusto dizer entretanto que é um livro chato ou o pior da série, porque há a divertida cena de Slughorn e Hagrid no funeral de Aragog. E aliás, o luto continua a ser tematizado, como algo ainda não enfrentado na sua inteireza. A ideia é que tornar-se adulto é tomar as rédeas do destino e não estar confortavelmente sob os auspícios do patriarca. E de fato, o final do livro é cheio de acontecimentos e permite uma expressividade mais trágica que redime o ritmo mais arrastado do volume. ( )
  henrique_iwao | Aug 30, 2022 |
An amusing read. As with the other Harry Potter books, I do not think that it was the way totally best book ever, but I did think that it was a high quality bit of amusement. The ending surprised me.
  eri_kars | Jul 10, 2022 |
While I did enjoy this addition to Harry's story, it was probably my least favorite so far of all of the books. Felt like a lot of workup and a hectic ending. It did make me cry at the end though, so I guess there's something to be said about Rowling's ability to make you feel so connected to the characters. ( )
  MBTC | Jul 9, 2022 |
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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 war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet . . .

As in all wars, life goes on. The Weasley twins expand their business. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate - and lose a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, through Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complete story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort - and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.
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Oh yeah, Voldemort!

Forgot about him while I

was pursuing girls.

(CathWhitney)

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