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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter Book 6)

304 Ratings: 3.7
The sixth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, "Is it worth the hype?" The answer, luckily, is simple: … see full wiki

Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Education, Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Arthur a Levine, Scholastic
Date Published: July 16, 2005
45 reviews about Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Harry...
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
Wonderful book!
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
This is an interesting Harry potter book. It seems like Dumbaldore gave Harry more responsibilities in this book story.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
This was probably my favorite in the series, no lie.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
The last and best!
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
<3 HP!
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
One of the better books in the series, where they're actually doing school stuff again.
review by . April 29, 2009
Rowling really outdid herself this time. This was by far the darkest book of the series and only Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) can compare to it's overall greatness. There is a shocking death and the insane twists and turns Harry Potter has to go through are just one of the book's highest literary triumphs. Not only because of Voldermort's returns but because of the actions and betrayals of other characters as well.      More shocking was the earlier revelation that …
review by . November 19, 2008
Rowlings' sixth book exceeds her book five   Though another main character doesn't survive   She ties the loose ends with a stroke of her pen   Answering the previous who's, why's and when     Romance is in bloom behind Hogwarts' thick doors   Spreading like fire or wild mushroom spores   `Twixt the O.W.L.S. and the N.E.W.T.S. there is love in the air   The girls are on fire, so wizards beware     The …
review by . December 09, 2008
I'm probably inviting the wrath of fangirls the world over by saying this, but I honestly did not enjoy this book very much.  I'm a huge HP fan, and this entry felt like the weakest in the series to me.      The first portion of the book felt slow, and I found myself impatient to get through it.  We're treated to a large amount of exposition about Voldemort's past.  While it was necessary to the overall story, I suppose, it didn't make the material any easier …
review by . February 23, 2007
At the risk of sounding like a broken record I must admit that J.K. Rowling has done it again. With "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," not only has Rowling taken the tale of "the boy who lived" in an entirely new direction, she's managed to do it without sacrificing style or substance. Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the rest of the youngsters at Hogwarts are now full-fledged teenagers. With "Goblet of Fire" and "Order of the Phoenix," Rowling got the jitters of puberty out of the way for the most …
review by . September 28, 2006
When we last left Harry and company, Harry was still in shock at the death of his beloved godfather and guardian, Sirius Black. The wizarding world was just coming to the understanding that Harry Potter wasn't nuts for the past year and that Lord Voldemort was alive and Harry was dreading returning to his aunt and uncle's for the summer.    In the first few books in the series, not much time was spent discussing Harry's summers. Only the interesting details were included. Now, …
review by . November 06, 2005
Not much more can be said about this book, the entire series, about Harry and J.K. Rowling!!     If you want a wild ride through the most imaginative adventures that anyone ever had and meet the most frightening, unique creatures in the Universe, you MUST read these books.    WOW!
review by . September 04, 2005
Pros: Harry finally matures     Cons: If I told you and you haven't read it, I'd be killed     The Bottom Line: I can't believe that stuff happened!     I’m not going to pretend the big revelation in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was nearly as shocking as it’s made out to be. Honestly, while it was certainly shocking enough, it was still a bit of a letdown. The only reason anyone wouldn’t be able to see it coming is …
review by . August 27, 2005
This is the sixth volume of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and for those who've read the previous five books, both her strengths and weaknesses as an author should be familiar territory. In general terms, not much is different about this book, so diehard fans will likely be pleased while critics will still have much to say against it.    I find myself somewhere in the middle. Though I think "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was my favorite, I've enjoyed each of …
review by . August 05, 2005
Are you one of those adult readers who was somewhat disenchanted by Harry Potter Five and its one-note adolescent crankiness? Did you decide to hold off on reading the latest until the lines of Muggles at the bookstore dwindled?    Well, prepare to be re-enchanted and find yourself a book before some overexcited fan gives away the ending in your presence. This is a distinct hazard as the ending raises many more questions than it answers. The day I finished the book a young friend …
review by . August 02, 2005
I feel strange reviewing this book since I never read any of the ones that came before. In fact, though I tried two or three times with some of the earlier books in the series (my wife and kids adore them so we have them all), I was never able to get into them. Their world and situations just seemed uninteresting to me, though they are obviously utterly fascinating to millions around the world (including my immediate family). So I picked this one up when my family members were done with it, hoping …
review by . July 25, 2005
J.K. Rowling continues to amaze me! Many good writers are capable of producing an excellent trilogy based on the same complete set of characters, however after book three their output tends to be uneven at best (think Frank Herbert with the Dune series, or even Arthur C. Clark with his Rama novels). But Rowling not only sustains the story line, her writing seems to improve with each effort.    Harry and his friends are back at Hogwarts for their sixth year, 16 years old and suffering …
review by . July 22, 2005
Harry enters his 6th year at Hogwarts with Voldemort firmly coming back into power. It will take all of his skill to overcome the dark forces around him as well as deal with the regular stuff a teen deals with.    This book was just as good as my expectations for it! I absolutely bow before Rowling's use of characters and the long-term story arcs that take place. This is not the innocent Hogwarts of the first few books, and Harry and his pals are not the innocent kids they once …
review by . July 18, 2005
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is a worthy addition to a very popular series. I purchased my copy on Saturday morning, and had completed my reading my Sunday afternoon.    It is my intent to provide some commentary on this book, without accidentally "spoiling the plot" for those who have yet to read.    There are quite a few positives to this book.     * The book is tightly written, much more so than volumes 4 and 5 which, at …
review by . July 17, 2005
There's not much magic in the writing of Harry Potter 6 -- just an inconvenient school year to grind through without too much conclusiveness to obviate HP 7. The firts chapter, the confrontation between the Muggle Prime Minister and the Minister of Magic, is the funniest and best in the book; thereafter, it's all plot exposition and foreshadowing of the "final solution" we will all have to pay hard earnings for in a couple of years.  I want to go on record: there will be a final shoot-out …
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