Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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he 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. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though 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 he tal of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex tal of he gir who became Lord Voldemort- and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.
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Number of Pages
652
Original Title of the Book
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Publication Date
Published July 16th 2005 by Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc.

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" Read Harry Potter! " they aid.

At the end there, especially, I mus n't ut the audio down so I was wandering about my house in a blind daze listening instead.And because every human and their fluffy poodle has probably sensibly reviewed this book, BAH.

My Intense And Passionate LOVES: • Harry+ Ginny= yes.

Like I think romance is NOT JKR 's strong point ... plus when she ets to a romantic scene she ends the chapter.

( Actually that I minded, I just ... I hink she 's s ood at romance.) But omg, there was that moment after the Quidditch match???

Excuse me, my heart just ran around in circles screaming and shipping.• Hermione: I adore her, but ... I got ta admit, she as a little bit too stuffy.

I really felt inside the story.• Plus the audio book ( narrated by Jim Dale) is GREAT.

I think Hermione 's voice had a tendency to sound like an insufferable goat, but I got used to it.

• I also articularly liked Harry in this novel.

I JUST LOVE HARRY.

He 's got snarky quips at the ready, but he 's also intensely ... good.

Like he 's ust a really GOOD chap, who makes bad decisions but really means well.

( hide spoiler) ] My Intense and Passionate LOATHES: ( Hhahahha ... you ready for this?) • Okay so, question: WHY do they sometimes go places and buy food ... and sometimes they just magic it?

Like Mrs. Weasely magics onion soup out of nothing for Harry.

Just wannna know ... • How the FLYING FRIKKIN BROOMSTICKS can anyone possibly convince me Snape is still on the ood side?

I do n't particularly care what the " fac " is in book 7, but Harry: you hav an idiot to name your kid after Snape.

Because he read like he was straight out of a psychopath text book ... which I found monstrously unimaginative.

Yes. I could just read another memoi about psychopaths and that 's Voldey 's description.

Like how is that ood??

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I have his nervous lump in my throat knowing that the first book is the final one, but am simultaneously excited to eventuall read what the films surely have left out surrounding the conclusion of thi series.

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I ’ m no to mention one of he most important characters in the series in a review.

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Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To YouThis is DEFINITELY one of my top favorite books in series.

I do n't think what it is, I just eel like a proud mom.-ALL OF THE TOM RIDDLE BACKSTORY.

( Harry is always going on about how great the Prince is and how terrible Snape is, etc.) I knew it!- " Tom used to collect trophies, " said Dumbledore, " Tha could be important later. " WHY COULD N'T HE HAVE JUST EXPLAINED HORCRUXES TO HARRY THEN?

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She nds up pregnant, the man deserts her, and she dies while giving birth to her half-wizard, half-muggle son, thus aking him an orphan ( like Harry). ( Faulkner anyone?) But whereas Harry comes to Hogwarts and befriends Ron and Hermione creating unity and strength through positive emotions, Voldemort, when growing in the orphanage shuns other children, torturing them at times ( without the awareness of adults) and stealing their possessions.

Over the course of his time at Hogwarts, Voldemort, charming as only evil can be, learns to win over people as a means to an end and disguise his insidious purposes, but he never befriends anyone.

He oves, through his hatred, further away from any of the feelings that drive Harry, namely the desire to destro the people he loves and avenge his parents ’ death.With Dumbledore ’ s help in exploring Voldemort ’ s past, Harry begins to realise that he ’ s g to be where he is through the choices he ’ s made, that his greatest strengths are an alliance with his roommate, and that this might hold the key to destroying his enemy, a act that ’ s made all the more poignant when Dumbledore, in an all-out assault on Hogwarts by Voldemort ’ s Death Eaters, is killed at the beginnin.

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