Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince. (Harry Potter, #6.) Scholastic. 652p. c2005.0-439-78454-9. $29.99. JSA*

Your library already owns multiple copies of this blockbuster fantasy adventure, of course, but just in case you haven't read it yet, this tells of heroic Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is now 16, and romance is in the air along with hefty helpings of humor, horror, and Rowling's delightfully inventive fantasy details (wouldn't you like a potion that confers luck?). Headmaster Dumbledore teaches Harry about the background of Harry's mortal enemy, Lord Voldemort, so that together they can try to defeat him. Old adversaries Draco Malfoy and Professor Snape play important roles, as do Harry's faithful friends Ron and Hermione, and a particularly beloved character meets a nasty end. Not...

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