Friday, August 7, 2009

FRIDAY: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry survived the events of Order of the Phoenix and now Dumbledore has promised Harry private lessons. They will be looking into Voldemort's past in order to help them defeat him in the future. But Harry has become suspicious of Draco Malfoy - well, more suspicious than usual. And more dark things are happening at Hogwarts, putting lives in danger. Can Harry figure out what Draco is up to, proving to everyone that he was right about Malfoy all along?

This book is the foundation for the newest Harry Potter movie that came out this summer. (A decent movie on its own - I gave it as 7 out of 10 - but it's nothing compared to the quality of the book.) The movie emphasized the romantic relationships from the book (I think they did that to provide balance to the darker moments in the story). And those are interesting, but not as much of the story as the movie might make it seem. This is not an action-filled book. There is a lot of Voldemort's backstory and a lot of moments between Harry and Dumbledore. Now that all of the books are out, this is one that you want to read back to back with book 7 to pull all the pieces together.

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