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Haiku Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, part 2

This book might as well have been titled The Boy Who Cried “Draco.”

Chapter 16: A Very Frosty Christmas

Minister Scrimgeour
wishes for Harry’s aid v.
Voldy for Christmas.

Chapter 17: A Sluggish Memory

Harry gets homework
from Dumbledore: get Slughorn’s
Voldy memories.

Chapter 18: Birthday Surprises

Cheating, vanishing
classes, love potions, and Ron
gets poisoned. Good month.

Chapter 19: Elf Tails

Harry hires house-elves
to spy on Draco after
big Gryffindor loss.

Chapter 20: Lord Voldemort’s Request

More pensieve action:
Voldy kills fat old lady,
applies for a job.

Chapter 21: The Unknowable Room

Dobby finds Draco
using the old Dumbledore’s
Army room. Why, though?

Chapter 22: After the Burial

Luck potion helps when
trying to steal memories
from drunk professors.

Chapter 23: Horcruxes

Voldy hid his soul
in six magical objects:
two down, four to go.

Chapter 24: Sectumsempra

Untested spell use,
hospital stays, detention,
Quidditch, making out.

Chapter 25: The Seer Overheard

Psychic prof. proclaims
Draco triumphant, reveals
Snape betrayed Potters.

Harry gives friends luck
potion to defend castle,
leaves to find Horcrux.

Chapter 26: The Cave

Dumbledore, Harry
explore cave for Voldy’s soul
and fight off zombies.

Chapter 27: The Lightning-Struck Tower

Back at school, Dark Mark
shines (Draco’s doing). Snape kills
Dumbledore… wait, what?!?

Chapter 28: The Flight of the Prince

Battle rages while
Harry chases Snape, revealed
to be Half-Blood Prince!

Chapter 29: The Phoenix Lament

Night’s events explained:
Bill Weasley mauled by werewolf
(in human form—phew!);

luck potion saved lives;
Neville, Flitwick hurt; after
song, Fawkes gone for good.

Chapter 30: The White Tomb

A funeral for
Dumbledore; Harry, Ginny
break up; plans are made.

Haiku Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, part 1

The much-anticipated continuation: Book 6!

Chapter 1: The Other Minister

Muggle PM—and
readers—brought to speed by new
Minister, Scrimgeour.

Chapter 2: Spinner’s End

Snape’s a Death Eater!
He vows to aid Draco in
some sinister plot.

Chapter 3: Will and Won’t

Harry leaves Dursleys
early with Dumbledore, owns
Kreacher and Black’s house.

Chapter 4: Horace Slughorn

Dumbledore uses
Harry to convince an old
chair to teach again.

Chapter 5: An Excess of Phlegm

Fleur’s back! and engaged
to Ron’s brother Bill. Harry’s
back at the Burrow.

He tells Ron, Hermy
’bout prophecy and gets O. W. L. S.
grades; Auror is out.

Chapter 6: Draco’s Detour

Twins’ store huge success.
Harry, Weasleys visit, meet
muy shady Draco.

Chapter 7: The Slug Club

Harry, Ginny, and
Neville are invited to
special Slughorn lunch.

Then, stupid Harry
tries to spy on Malfoy, gets
beat up, left on train.

Chapter 8: Snape Victorious

Tonks rescues Harry.
Snape finally gets dream job.
Grawp upgrades housing.

Chapter 9: The Half-Blood Prince

Potions not so bad
without Snape: Harry wins luck
potion (with some help).

Chapter 10: The House of Gaunt

Private lessons with
Dumbledore! Voldy’s inbred
family researched.

Chapter 11: Hermione’s Helping Hand

Hermy cheats, helps Ron
keep Keeper spot. Hagrid’s sad;
his spider’s dying.

Chapter 12: Silver and Opals

Hogsmeade trip horror:
Chaser Katie Bell jinxed by
shady green necklace.

Chapter 13: The Secret Riddle

Stroll down Memory
Lane; Dumbledore lectures on
Voldy’s orphan past.

Chapter 14: Felix Felicis

Ron and Lavender
sitting in a tree, K-I-
S-S-I-N-G.

Chapter 15: The Unbreakable Vow

Snap, yo! Draco IS
up to something! And Prof. Snape
has some secrets, too!