Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Written by J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Reviewed by Sierra L (age 11)
Imagine your two best friends fighting constantly and you are caught in the middle of it. It's Year Six for Harry Potter at Hogwarts School and love is in the air. Teenagers are falling in love. Harry has to deal with this, as well as the sport of Quidditch,since he has been made team captain. He also has to deal with Professor Dumbledore and secret lessons! Harry finds shocking information on Voldemort (the sworn enemy who killed Harry's parents) and it increases his desire to kill Voldemort. And you wouldn't believe who the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is! And there is a twist -- someone dies! Who do you think it is? Harry's friend Hermione or Ron? Professor Snape? Malfoy? Well, I'm not sayng. To find out, you must read the book. I like this book because it is very unpredictable -- you never know what will happen. I think this book is the best so far in the series, and is the climax of the series. I also enjoyed it because my eyes were kept glued to the book and I sat on the edge of my seat until I finished it. I think many others will find this book interesting if they like adventure, a little romance, a plot, teary-eyed moments or suspense. This book has a little bit of everything, so I think many will bury their noses in it and do nothing else until they reach the end. Boys and girls will both enjoy this book. I would recommend it for people at least 10 and up. I hope anyone who reads this book enjoys it as much as I did.