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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review : Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Tittle : Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)
Author : J.K. Rowling
Publication date : July 25, 2006 by Scholastic

I can't believe I already finish reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It means there's only one book left before I find out how the story ends. I have a feeling that the ending would be good, though (those of you who already know, please don't spoil it!). So far, I enjoy every pages of it and day by day I am even more confident to call myself an official Harry Potter fan.

Harry was now in his sixth year of magical education in Hogwarts. One day he found an old book of potion which helped him a great deal during the lesson. The book was filled with handwritten notes by a person who called himself The Half-Blood Prince. Meanwhile, the war against The Dark Lord was not going well because of the losses of the main members of The Order of Phoenix and Dumbledore who couldn't be there for Harry as often as before.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince offers more depths and complexities compared to its prequels. This might be because Harry almost reached his adulthood and as we all know, to some people, being a teenager is hard. There were many pressures on Harry and they seemed to bother him much. He kept on questioning why Dumbledore trusted Severus Snape, while in the other hand, his mind was also filled with the fear of the possibility of fighting a losing battle against Voldemort. Well, I feel for you, Harry!

There's nothing much I can say about the weakness of this book because I didn't find something that obviously irritating. I love every bit of it. It is a much darker novel, one of the most tragic and as usual, very unpredictable. I like books that keep me guessing, and J.K. Rowling clearly knows how to write them.

Oh, here's my favorite quote of this book:

Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! Voldemort is no different! (Albus Dumbedore)

5 rating for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I wish I could rate it better. This is indeed a must read series for everyone! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to read the seventh book. I am so curious on what happens next *winks*

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