Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince_ J.K. Rowling

2015 May. 18 37

picture from goodreads
picture from goodreads

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling

Bloomsbury

He will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him, said Harry, smiling in spite of himself.

Surprisingly, I didn’t cry as hard as I finished reading the Order of the Phoenix. Maybe it’s because that Sirius was Harry’s only family, and that death of a family member is nothing can be compared with any other’s death.Or, an other explanation will be that Dumbledore died after giving/telling Harry everything he may need to fight against Voldemort, mentally and physically; however, Sirius passed away while still with so much to tell.

Another thing I noticed is that people’s death somehow reflects/resembles their personality or attitude towards life. Sirius died while laughing which corresponded to his carefree, adventurous and optimistic lifestyle. Dumbledore, on the other hand, never stop being wise till the end of his life. Those words he said to Malfoy was just so touching and generous. He truly lived a great life.

Speaking of Malfoy… he was definitely not evil, but he just didn’t have his fuxking brain and his own voice !!!!!!! He was indeed a typical “power eager" Slytherin. The only thing he needed was a bit of courage to step away from the dark side.

Continue with another Slytherin character- Snape. If it was my first time reading the series, I would never guess that he was actually on the just side. Everything he done in this book was so evil and made readers wonder why did Dumbledore trust him wholeheartedly.Rowling’s writing was so amazing that can make such character turn white from black without awkwardness.

Story in this book became a lot tenser and darker. The series gradually transform from children’s literature to YA novels. I quite like this change, it is as if readers and  characters actually grow up together. However, it also means that without Fred and George at school, things became less funny. (no one can stop me from mentioning them in every review lol. I kind of love them a little bit too much)

Finally, the love lines! They remind me so much of what I’ve been through before (and present), those jealousness and push an pull made me Awwww so much. Love this book!

p.65 You need your friends, Harry.

p.83 He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them.

p.141 It was a mark of the strength of their friendship that Ron did not laugh.

p.156 Hermione turned to Harry with a radiant expression and whispered, ‘Did you really tell him I’m the best in the year? Oh, Harry!’ ‘Well, what’s so impressive about that?’ whispered Ron, who for some reason looked annoyed. ‘You are the best in the year- I’d’ve told him so if he’d asked me!’

p.320 A little way to his left, Ernie Macmillan was contemplating his hoop so hard that his face had turned pink; it looked as though he was straining to lay a Quaffle-sized egg. Harry bit back a laugh and hastily returned his gaze to his own hoop.

p.352 Hermione even escorted them down with Dean. The drowsing creature in Harry’s chest suddenly raised its head, sniffing the air hopefully.

p.434 You are still too young to understand how unusual you are, Harry.

p.425 ‘You see, the prophecy does not mean you have to do anything! But the prophecy caused Lord Voldemort to mark you as his equal… in other words, you are free to choose your way, quite free to turn your back on the prophecy. He will continue to hunt you… which makes it certain, really, that-‘

p.481 ‘I am not worried, Harry,’ said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. ‘I am with you.’

p.520 Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world,’ said Professor McGonagall curtly, just as the hospital doors opened again and Hagrid walked in.

p.522 ‘I am sure Dumbledore would have wanted the school to remain open, ‘ said Professor Sprout. ‘I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the shool ought to remain open for that pupil.’

p.538 ‘Well… I can’t say I’m surprised. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew you wouldn’t be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe that’s why I like you so much.’

p.542 His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.

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