Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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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. 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 the story of Harry Potter. Harry struggles to uncover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince, the past owner of a potions textbook he now possesses that is filled with ingenious, potentially deadly, spells. But Harry's life is suddenly changed forever when someone close to him is heinously murdered right before his eyes. With Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort, and thereby attempts to find what may be his only vulnerability.
--scholastic.com

Title:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0439785960
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:652 pages

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reviews

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 20, 2014

    "Read Harry Potter!" they said. "It'll be fun!" they said. "Our childhood was built on Harry Potter!" they said.WELL YOUR CHILDHOODS WERE ALL HORRIBLE. OMG WHAT IS THIS BOOK? WHAT IS THIS MESS I'M IN?...

  • John Brooks
    Oct 30, 2007

    The crown jewel of the Harry Potter series, "Half-Blood Prince" is one of the finest novels I've read in my lifetime. Having allowed us to watch Harry evolve and mature for so many years, Rowling fina...

  • Aloysius
    Jul 09, 2007

    I was first introduced to Harry Potter in a Children’s Lit class in college. I had resisted this popular phenomenon until I was forced to pick it up for a grade, and Book 1 was short enough that I c...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Oct 09, 2013

    i dont want to talk to anyonedont even look at mei was expecting it and i still cried for like 30 minutes...

  • Chris
    Jan 31, 2008

    Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of days, I have to go through them beginning to end. T...

  • Kassidy
    Jun 21, 2014

    It seems like by now, everyone would realize they should listen to Harry..Such a sad end :( I knew that was going to happen before starting the series, but didn't know when. It still got me in the fee...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jun 26, 2010

    Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To YouThis is DEFINITELY one of my top favorite books in the series. Shit just gets so real.My thoughts:-Dumbledore is so FREAKING sketchy in this book! He...

  • emma
    Feb 21, 2017

    hey, i posted an updated version of this review at https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...!! the message i'm getting here is that you guys like when i like harry potter books. LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS ...

  • Reynita Maharani ? The Night Reader ?
    Nov 11, 2016

    REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW!4,8 Stars 'Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right,' said Hermione. 'I heard him telling your mum, Ron.' I'm really enjoy...

  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015

    “I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick.”Harry Potter is my life. My life is Harry Potter. Once again there are so many great and amazing scenes and quotes pressed between these pages, so...

About J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

See also: Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch