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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

Analysis: Style

Magical, Witty, Dumbledore-approved

The writing in the Harry Potter series is so magical that you forget you are reading something. Someone put a spell on these words and sentences, because the minute you start reading Harry Potter, you don't see words – you see Harry, Hogwarts, and the actions that unfold. You are enveloped by the story. It's kind of like when your mom made you eat those big vitamins, and you definitely didn't want to eat them, and so she tricked you by sticking one in a piece of cheese one day, and you never even noticed. If you are not a fan of reading and you come across Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, you might be intimidated by the sheer volume of the tome. That's right, we said tome. But once you are five pages in, we promise you'll be hoping it never ends.

The writing is jam-packed with imagination-stirring vocab, vivid descriptions, and clear sentences. It's almost as though Dumbledore were narrating the whole thing. As a matter of fact, we think he'd totally approve of the way this story is told.

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