August 27, 2013
August 27, 2013
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate ? and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
So it?s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort ? and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.
Packed with mystery, subterfuge, and a more intimate understanding of the challenges that lie ahead of him, Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts heaves with his growing sense of responsibility regarding the defeat of Lord Voldemort, a relentlessly sneaking suspicion that classmate Draco Malfoy is a Death Eater in cahoots with the dastardly Professor Snape, and a host of romantic entanglements that hilariously plague everyone. Harry's busy N.E.W.T.-level schedule includes Potions, where he surprises himself by excelling due to strangely helpful, hand-written margin notes in his book, ascribed only to the enigmatic "Half-Blood Prince." Sporadic, private lessons with Dumbledore center on the personal history of Lord Voldemort, which both unnerves and fascinates Harry. At the same time, the romantic ups and downs of Ron and Hermione threaten to destroy their friendship. The sixth installation in the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series opened with record-breaking sales of an estimated 6.9 million books on July 16, 2005. Named both one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2005 and a New York Times Notable Book of 2005.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
- Pages: 652
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: August 27, 2013
- Author: J. K. Rowling
- Illustrator: Kazu Kibuishi , Mary Grandpre
- Online Item #: 14493503
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-9127
- ISBN: 9780545582995
- Made in the USA or Imported