Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

“Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.”

Rowling, J.K. (2005). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. ISBN: 0-439-78454-9. Hardcover. $29.99.


Okay folks. We’re starting to get down to the wire here with the 6th in this series of 7. Now, it’s time for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Snape makes the Unbreakable Vow that he will protect Draco while performing a mission given by Voldemort himself. Does Defense Against the Dark Arts have a high turnover rate for its professors or is it just me? Well we know that Umbridge is out and now Snape will be taking over. Harry and Dumbledore become very close this book and they set out to destroy various Horcruxes. If you’re asking questions like how can Snape help Draco fulfill his mission for Voldemort but be in the Order of the Phoenix, what’s are horcruxes and who is the Half-Blood Prince, well you’ll just have to read to find out.

Awards won:

  • Quill Award for Children’s chapter book/middle grade
  • Quill Award for Book of the year

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