Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J.K. Rowling
“It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys’ of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine…
J.K. Rowling charts Harry Potter’s latest adventures in his sixth year at Hogwarts with consummate skill and in breathtaking fashion.”
I felt this particular Harry Potter is deserving of a Throwback solely because it is my favorite of the series. To date I have read this novel at least six times since its release in 2006. This novel stood out to me the most because we are exposed to more emotions than teenaged angst, we feel the romance and pull between Harry and Ginny, and a few other characters. We get to experience jealousy from characters we have loved for years. Besides the romance, which I’m obviously drawn to, the novel delves deeper into friendships, it gives more complexity to the antagonists, and we get Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, what more could a reader want?
This meme is hosted by Casual Reader. Here are the rules:
- Feature a book that was published more than a year ago, the older the better.
- It must be a book that you have re-read at least once.
- Explain to your readers why this book is worth reading over and over again.
- Tag four people in your post to share their favorite throwback the following week.