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Genres :Fiction , Young Adult
Published By : Serpent's Tail
Published On : Jul 11, 2005
ISBN : 1852428937 (ISBN13: 9781852428938)
format :Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages :240
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    “An Unbreakable Vow?" said Ron, looking stunned. "Nah, he can’t have.... Are you sure?"
    "Yes I’m sure," said Harry. "Why, what does it mean?"
    "Well, you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow..."
    "I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough.”
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    “I don't mean to be rude—" he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable.
    "Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.”
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    “Ginny, listen...I can't be involved with you anymore. We've got to stop seeing each other. We can't be together."
    "It's for some stupid noble reason isn't it?"
    "It's been like...like something out of someone else's life these last few weeks with you. But I can't...we can't...I've got to do things alone now. Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just because you were my best friend's sister. Think how much danger you'll be in if we keep this up. He'll know, he'll find out. He'll try and get me through you."
    "What if I don't care?"
    "I care. How do you think I'd feel if this was your funeral...and it was my fault...”
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    “Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”
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    “The Death Eaters can't all be pure-blood, there aren't enough pure-blood wizards left," said Hermione stubbornly. "I expect most of them are half-bloods pretending to be pure. It's only Muggle-borns they hate, they'd be quite happy to let you and Ron join up"
    "There is no way they'd let me be a Death Eater!" said Ron indignantly...."My whole family are blood traitors! That's as bad as Muggle-borns to Death Eaters!"
    "And they'd love to have me," said Harry sarcastically. "We'd be best pals if they didn't keep trying to do me in.”
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  • If Harry grew up in the last book, here he becomes a man, learning the true impact of the last book's prophecy, and the importance of love as the antidote to fear.

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  • ...this is a coming-of-age story that chronicles the hero's evolution not only by showing his maturation through a series of grueling tests, but also by detailing the growing emotional wisdom he gains from understanding more and more about the past.

    Jul 16, 2005 Read full review
  • The odd glumness of this novel is partly a consequence of its loss of a satisfying plot, its lack of shape...We must not think that she is making her stories up on the hoof, even though the idea of there being seven books, one for each of Harry's years at Hogwarts, must have come to her only belatedly.

    Jul 22, 2005 Read full review
  • If you have been waiting for this for months, rest assured: this is the series’ The Empire Strikes Back. The stakes are even higher and the surprises bigger than you imagine, and despite the usual problems of editing and focus, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince delivers the goods...

    Jul 16, 2005 Read full review
  • Longtime fans who fixate on anyone but Harry himself may be disappointed that their favorite character doesn't get more face time, but in the end, the only way Half-Blood Prince really disappoints is in how quickly it reads and how fast it's over.

    Aug 02, 2005 Read full review
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