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A look at Harry Potter

 

I was wondering this month what I should write about, but then I thought, “Hey, the new Harry Potter movie is coming out soon!”  So, I decided to write about the sixth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”  J.K. Rowling is the author to the legendary Harry Potter Series; she has a unique way of writing her stories and getting the reader really into the book.

This is the sixth book in a series of seven.  The books in order are: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

As the book begins, we get to have a look at what Severus Snape’s home really looks like as two mysterious women come knocking at his doorstep asking him to help them.  Wormtail is also at Snape’s house and he uses him as a slave.  The conversation between the two mysterious women and Snape later shows what side he is on, Dumbledore’s or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.  While all of this is going on Harry Potter is in his bedroom with papers, clothes, and all sorts of things all scattered around.  Why do you ask his room is all in havoc?  Well, it’s because he had received a letter from Dumbledore early in the summer stating that he is to stay the rest of the summer with him!  Harry is super excited, but isn’t sure if it is really going to happen, that is until Dumbledore really does show up.  He and Harry go out to friend an old friend of Dumbledore’s.  He desperately needs another Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher because they never last longer than a year.  Ron and Hermione, Harry’s two best friends, receive an amazing honor, but so does Draco and his goons, which makes life horrible for Harry.  There is love between Harry and Ginny Weasley (Ron’s little sister) that is, until Harry decides to leave and doesn’t want to risk her life.  Harry and Dumbledore go on many different adventures looking for hidden wonders, the only bad part is, is that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is also looking for them which causes many bad things to occur.  There is going to be many great things won, but also many great things are going to be lost.

This book is my favorite book and I have read it more than just once.  It does have some violence and death in it, but like all of the previous Harry Potter books, the violence is pretty mild until the end when there is a tragic murder.  I am not going to put age restrictions on these books because I think that these books are good for all ages.    I would rate this book five stars because of the cliffhangers and great story line.  This is my favorite book of all the Harry Potter books and it’s the type of book that you can read again and again.

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Tess Vogel Tess Vogel Tess Vogel is a junior high student at Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School

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