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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: First American Edition (2003) (original 2005; edition 2003)

by J. K. Rowlings (Author)

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: First American Edition (2003)
Authors:J. K. Rowlings (Author)
Info:(2003), Edition: First Edition, 652 pages
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (2005)

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This sixth book of the series is not the most satisfying in its own right; it’s
more of a bridge than a rounded story, with plentiful filling in, especially of Voldemort’s history and motives, and his accomplices. Never stops being entertaining, though, as Rowling’s usual perceptive and well-phrased telling follows the now-teenagers coming into crushes and romances, often comically (Ron as ever leads here), and dealing with bouts of Quidditch, spells and more. ( )
  eglinton | Mar 25, 2023 |
Reading this just brings back memories. Especially the part where Humlesnurr dies, I remember nitpicking every single part of that scene to figure out what was going on. Surely he wasn't dead? Surely he'd come back? And sure as fucking hell Albus Wulfric Brian Percival fucking Dumbledore would never plead for his life like that?

Though the first time I read it I managed to spoil myself by looking through the book before reading. Brilliant.

Also, now that I know the story and has known it for a long time I keep noticing all the references to Aberforth. I love it because no one reading the story at the time could've realized who he would turn out to be, but it kinda shows that Rowling knew who he was the entire time and I can't believe how long she kept him secret. As with many other things. ( )
  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
Bello, non c’è che dire, inteso, molto forte e sempre più triste.
Sinceramente non riesco a perdonare la Rowling per quello che combina in questo libro che, per me, è quanto di peggio potesse congegnare.
Giuro che se nel prossimo fa del male anche ad Hagrid, con me ha definitivamente chiuso.
Il libro meriterebbe 5 stelle ma per protesta per quello che accade a Silente una stella in meno (e forse è anche poco!).
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  Raffaella10 | Jan 28, 2023 |
I must admit that I was a bit disappointed by this book because after what happened in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", I had expected much more action. About 3/4 of it just seemed to ramble on, the pacing felt oddly off to me. Once again, some aspects that I was not that interested in were dealt with in detail, while other aspects seemed to be neglected (for example, I would have expected the atmosphere in Hogwarts to be much more serious and tense considering what was happening in the wizarding world). I did enjoy it, but still had a feeling that it could have been better.
But then - the last quarter of the novel. Oh my. I was prepared for it, but still it hit me, made me cry, and gave me a serious book hangover. I seriously dreamed of the cave and the inferi in the night!

Now, straight on to book 7! ( )
  MissBrangwen | Jan 2, 2023 |
Jim Dale Audio's 2011:

If Book 5 had too much going on, I felt like this one was suddenly missing more than it had. I loved listening to it. The loyalties continue to be tested. The students, as well as the adults are pulled in every direction.

The mystery of Draco is handled so much less than I remember it being. And the pensive more. The importance of understanding beginnings grows from Book 5, where we were more immersed in Harry's and we transition seriously into needing to understand all of Voldermort's past as a human.

And yet the most important deciding scene for me on just what kind of people Snape and Dumbledore both are happened for me in this book, the first time it came out and again in here. Where I realized just how grey both their characters are, how right that is, and how much they would sacrifice themselves for the children each time. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Dec 26, 2022 |
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To Mackenzie,
my beautiful daughter,
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her ink-and-paper twin.
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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 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.


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