Thursday, August 30, 2007

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Marlo B. of Year 7.

The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series does not disappoint; quite the contrary. Although it’s the sixth book to come from J.K. Rowling’s great, imaginative mind, its brilliance has not been wearied.

The mystery behind the Dark Lord’s past begins to unravel, deep pain and sorrow envelope people’s hearts, and a new mystery all together. Who is the Half-Blood Prince?Snape finally gets his most wanted post, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. New potions teacher Professor Slughorn makes a first appearance to the series, an old friend of Dumbledore’s who knows more than he lets off. Harry finds a book which belonged to the “Half-Blood Prince” and helps him breeze through his potions classes, and is commended by Professor Slughorn for his “brilliance” in potions. As well as this, some very sad, sorrowful and unforgettable events take place.

The book has very dark events happening, but it just adds to the thrill of the Harry Potter finale, which is the seventh installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you are a Harry Potter fan this is a must read book.

Don’t wait for the movie, the book gives a far better image of what is happening than a movie, as J.K. Rowling does a great job with the text. If you like magic, adventure and action, this book is for you! Rating 9/10

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