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JULY 3, 2007
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

There's only 17 more days until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!! Have you reserved a copy yet?

Let's take a moment to look back to book six...

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Harry finds that his life is becoming darker and more dangerous. Voldemort is back and Wizards and Muggles are dying, but it's back to school for Harry, Ron, and Hermione as usual. They find yet ANOTHER new 'Defense Against the Dark Arts' teacher, begin their NEWT classes, and Harry gets Potions help from the mysterious 'Half-Blood Prince'. Quidditch is as popular as ever, and Harry finds himself having to throw together a whole new Gryffindor team. Plus then there is the ever popular 'Slug Club' with the new Potions teacher. Romance comes to Hogwarts, and is a welcome balance to the grim happenings elsewhere. Harry deeply questions his own feelings while trying to understand the effect it is having on his friends. And yet while life at Hogwarts continues, the deaths also continue, and someone is trying to bring it into Hogwart's. Danger seems to lurk around every corner, and Harry is as determined as ever to unmask it. Dumbledore continues to guide Harry and together they try to unlock the secret of Voldemort and find a way to stop him before it is too late. Harry finds he must decide between what's right and what's easy.

Here are some questions to discuss in the comments area below:

1) Which character made these comments while in conversation with Ron:

    "'Harry Potter knows that he can confide in me with complete confidence,' I told them. 'I would rather die than betray his trust.'"

    "That's not saying much, seeing as you're already dead," Ron observed.

    "Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe," said _______ in affronted tones.

2) What do you think of Draco Malfoy's attitude change?

3) Who is this mysterious "Half Blood Prince"?

4) Who's side do you think Snape is really on?

5) What do you think will happen in book 7?


And here's a special bonus for our loyal blog readers. I have TWO extra tickets for the opening of the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie and I'm giving away them away here!

a) These tickets are only good for Wednesday July 11th showing at 12:05am taking place at the Century Theatres at the Del Monte Center here in Monterey. (You will be arriving at the movie theater Tuesday evening, and watching the film right after the clock flips to Wednesday.) Please make sure you are able to see the movie at this date and time!!!

b) To enter, send an *email* to with your name and phone number.

c) Emails will be accepted until the end of the day Saturday, July 7th

d) On Sunday, July 8th, I will randomly pick one winner who will receive both tickets. The winner will be notified by phone and then you'll need to pick up the tickets in the library.


posted by Kim S.

Categories: Harry PotterTeen Zone