Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by J. K. Rowling | 672 pages

Welcome to Harry Potter #6. We kick this adventure off with an amusing scene featuring our former Minister of Magic Fudge, his successor Scrimgeour and ‘The Other Minister” for the muggles. As with all the others, this one is packed with wisdom. Big Ideas we explore include: the importance of friends (Dumbledore and scientists agree!), liquid luck (remember the U Curve—too much of a good thing *isn’t* a good thing), cleverer than most? expect correspondingly huger mistakes, the placebo effect and Ron’s goalkeeping, and walking into the arena with your head held high.


“‘Well, that’s really all I had to say. I will keep you posted of developments, Prime Minister — or, at least, I shall probably be too busy to come personally, in which case I shall send Fudge here. He has consented to stay on in an advisory capacity.’

Fudge attempted to smile, but was unsuccessful; he merely looked as though he had a toothache. Scrimgeour was already rummaging in his pocket for the mysterious powder that turned the fire green. The Prime Minister gazed hopelessly at the pair of them for a moment, then the words he had fought to suppress all evening burst from him at last.

‘But for heaven’s sake — you’re wizards! You can do magic! Surely you can sort out — well — anything!’

Scrimgeour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, ‘The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.’

And with that, the two wizards stepped one after the other into the bright green fire and vanished.”

~ J. K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Welcome to Harry Potter #6.

We kick this adventure off with an amusing scene featuring our former Minister of Magic Fudge, his successor Scrimgeour and ‘The Other Minister.” :)

Hard to believe we’re already near the end of our adventure with Harry and Hermione and Ron and our other magical friends but here we are.

This book was just as good as all the others. (Get a copy here.)

I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!

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About the author

Authors

J. K. Rowling

Novelist and screenwriter who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series.