Name of book:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Type of book: Fiction (Fantasy)
Why did you choose this book:
I chose Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince because I have read the past 5 Harry Potter books. I waited 2 years for this book to come out, I could not wait to know what happened next in the series as I purchased the book right when it was released.
The Harry Potter books take place in England and an imaginary wizarding word (Hogwarts, Diagon Alley etc)
Main Character #1:
Harry Potter – Harry potter is the first main character in the Harry Potter series. He has messy hair, wears round glasses and is very skinny. In the Half-Blood Prince Harry is 16 and a much more mature boy then in any of the past books. Having seen death in the face in all the other books Harry is ready for anything. The child they now call the “Chosen One” is the only one who can save the wizarding world from the dark wizard Voldermort or “He-who-must-not-be-named”. Harry is now ready to avenge his parents death. Harry’s famous lightening scar on his forehead is a remnant of Voldermort trying to kill him when he was a mere child. Some people accept that he is the “Chosen One” while others despise of him and want him dead.
Main Character #2:
Dumbledore – Dumbledore is going into his 6th year as being Harry’s headmaster at Hogworts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He has very long white hair and a silver beard, a crooked nose and is a tall man. He is referred to sometimes as the most knowledgeable wizard in the wizarding world. He is very smart and a very strong wizard. So strong that Voldermort even fears him. Dumbledore was one always to believe when Harry told him Voldermort was back while others didn’t. Dumbledore always looks things over very carefully. He believed in Harry and was the one who told Harry that he alone must kill Voldermort.
Was the book believable, realistic, and true to life? Why or why not?:
I don’t believe that the Harry Potter books are true and realistic. Magic is Fantasy and not Reality. People cannot just vanish one instant and be some where else the next second (apperating). You can’t just flick a wand and mend a broken bone. None of that stuff exists in the real world.
Describe any changes in the Main characters:
I think that Harry wanted more revenge then ever at the end of the book. He has lost his parents and mentor both to the same guy. Harry knows that he alone must defeat lord voldermort.
Harry has just started his 6th year at Hogworts School. People now know that lord Voldermort is back and stronger then ever. Precautions are now in effect at the school and Harry’s safety is the number one priority. While other kids are more worried about passing there apperating test. People are dying and missing daily as reported in the Daily Prophet. Death eaters are now walking again. The ministry of magic has their hands full trying to capture the death eaters.
Dumbledore decides that this year he should start giving Harry private lessons. The lessons were not what Harry was expecting but were lessons on to learn about Voldermort’s pass and why he is the dark wizard he is today. Harry must now find all the hrocurx and destroy them all so Voldermort does not have enternal life.
Harry follows Draco the whole school year. Keeping an eye out for him wherever he goes. He knows that he is up to something and wants to stop it.
Harry and Dumbledore go to find a hrocurx. As they are in the Cave they have to go through some rough obstacles. Dumbledore is weakend by the adventure and when they return to Hogworts the dark mark is being displayed over the school. The dark mark, which symbolizes that a death has taken place. They both rush back to the school to find that Harry’s friends Ron, Hermionie, Neville, Ginny and Luna are all engaged in a fight with the death eaters along with members from the order. A death takes place then. One that Harry will never forget.
School is canceled and the future of Hogworts is now in question.
The dark lord is strong again and wants to take over the wizarding world. Harry must kill Lord Voldermort.
Harry realizes that he alone must kill Voldermort. Not anyone else. He sets off on his journey to avenge deaths that have taken place.
Did you like this book? Why or why not?
I really liked Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The books are so detailed. The Harry Potter series is an excellent series.