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Harry Potter and the half-blood prince by J.…

Harry Potter and the half-blood prince (original 2005; edition 2005)

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.
Title:Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2005.

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I thought this was one of the most emotionally mature books I've ever read. Harry is still growing up, of course, but, for the most part, his intentions were good. Hermione and Ron rubbed my nerves raw, though, which was rare. Ron was ALL hormones (the Lavender Brown stuff made it seem like Rowling didn't really have a role for him to play so she conveniently got him out of the way) and Hermione was relegated to the role of nag... but at least she had some range of emotions (I liked her sly observations of Harry).

Also, I thought Dumbledore's brilliant lecture to Harry on fate, intent, and desire was just that: brilliant.

Side note: Becoming slightly disturbed at the portrayal of house elves. When SPEW is meant to be funny, and those knobby hats and socks from the prior book are also clearly meant to be amusing, and the elves (and, in close up, Winky) obviously don't feel like slaves and enjoy their work, why are they written this way when Rowling obviously is not a fan of slavery?*

*Don't even get me started on the Fantastic Beasts series, which plots I will probably just google for the next couple of films. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
I have read the harry Potter books many MANY times and they just get better each time. I love the world that J.K. Rowling created and the people she wrote to populate it. It feels equal parts fantastical and believable. This series is an absolute must read regardless of your age or interest in the subject material. These books are true modern classics which will definitely stand the test of time. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |

Seriously... I do have a few things that bug me but... ugh,

  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
OBS: Volume 6
  BibliotecaImaculada | Aug 24, 2021 |
Reread January 2018. My favourite this time round. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
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To Mackenzie,
my beautiful daughter,
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It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind.
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.


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