Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Book Review

Written by JK Rowling

I’m back here again, with my personal favourite book of all seven. 
Taking a length of one-hundred and fifty-nine pages less than Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix may make this book seem much shorter, but the value of what’s carved into the pages within are likely the most important in the whole story. Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince opens up Lord Voldemort, and that’s what I really like. The reader receives insight on the darkest person alive, and I appreciate this because it makes Lord Voldemort a proper character, and establishes why he because one of the greatest villains ever. The way his story is told is genius, with it being etched in mystery and clouded with pieces of an almost unsolvable puzzle, which is entirely befitting of a character whose very word of address is most feared. 
This book also delves even deeper into the fact that Harry Potter and his fellow sixth years are growing up, and there’s a much larger abundance of student relationships, love potions and such, which makes complete sense. It also made sure that the book isn’t just a plethora of miserable tales being told. 
What I love most about this book is my favourite character of all time, Albus Dumbledore, and his bond with Harry. Look at this extract:
“‘He accused me of being “Dumbledore’s man through and through”‘ [said Harry].
‘How very rude of him.’
‘I told him I was.’
Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Behind Harry, Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry’s intense embarrassment, he suddenly realised Dumbledore’s bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knees. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.
‘I am very touched, Harry.'”
It’s things like that that warm people up, and added so much weight to this book. That’s just one example. Albus Dumbledore becomes almost the father Harry never had in this book, and with it came the answers to Lord Voldemort, and how to defeat him. 
The ending of this book was emotionally hard to go through, but that’s a good thing. And it set up the finale perfectly. 
On a scale where M is the lowest, and R is the highest possible rating, with the highlighted letter being the rating:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: MIHIR

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