Friday, September 16, 2016

My Magical Book Experience with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Every Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling is a magical experience but the one that resonates the most to me is the 6th book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

I promise no spoilers even though it has been 9 years since the book was published plus the highly-successful movie came out in 2009.

Harry Potter Funko Pop and the Half-Blood Prince book
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It is a simple book. The storyline is the most anticipated among the HP books.

How did Tom Riddle become Lord Voldemort? What is that special and disturbing connection between Voldemort and Harry Potter. Who is the Half-Blood Prince?

The story is not complicated. Reading the book and enjoying it is not complicated.

When it originally came out in 2005, I stayed up all night to finish reading it. That was how engrossed I was with the Half-Blood Prince.

It's full of angsts --- young love, longing, discovery and loss. At the end of the story, our young heroes face uncertainty. The author, Rowling, was able to bring to life what we felt when we were the characters' age.

The novel might not be as profound as the other young adult books out in the market. But Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a story that you will definitely pass on to the next generation.

It's a book that you will always recommend people to read because we can relate to the underlining message.

Love wins. All the time.

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