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Six fan-theorists attempt to unravel the clues of THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. Joyce Odell of Red Hen Productions, Daniella Teo of Mugglenet, Sally M. Gallo of The Leaky Cauldron, Wendy B. Harte and the mysterious "Swythyv" - along with editor, John Granger (author of Hidden Key to Harry Potter, etc.)- provide Harry Potter readers with exciting and insightful ideas of what happe ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Unlocking Press
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Heather Modzelewski
Sep 12, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Harry Potter enthusiasts
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of essays. The ideas and conjectures of the authors were imaginative and made me rethink (and often grab one of the Harry Potter books off my bookshelf to re-read) passages in Rowling's earlier works. The book enlightens to the fact that the structure of Rowling's series goes much deeper than the page, delving into genres of literature and styles of writing. The only downside might be that the book points out how much MORE she could have done...
Amanda
Mar 28, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Harry Potter buffs
I have enjoyed this collection of essays regarding six "experts'" opinions of what really transpired in the penultimate Harry Potter book, The Half-Blood Prince. I think that it is not quite as compelling after reading Unlocking Harry Potter, simply because a lot of the theories/predictions I have already heard, and I really prefer to examine Rowling's own underlying writing structures and formulaic references, rather than a bunch of seemingly implausible theories. Yet, I have learned a few inte ...more
Heather
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm sure I would have thought these theories were pretty clever if I would have read this before Deathly Hallows came out, but I didn't. I bought/read this after I read Deathly Hallows. I don't really know why I did. Well, I saw it in a clearance bin for about $2 and it was Harry Potter related, so that's probably why. Some of the theories I thought were ridiculous, but like I said, I had already read Deathly Hallows.
Beth
Jun 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
So many theories and only 20 days left before we have the last book in our hands!
Lara
Dec 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
A grownup perspective on the serious issues of Harry Potter :)
Elizabeth Flynn
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is most effective if read post book 6 and prior to book 7. :)
Tasha
Apr 05, 2008 added it
Shelves: books-i-own
This was given to me sometime before the release of the seventh book, and... well... yeah. Not really ever planning to read this one.
Kelly Cennamo
Jan 15, 2010 marked it as to-read
if people would read the book and watch the movie carfully they would know!!!!
Gloria
To give context, this book was written during that space in time when book six, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" had been written and book seven, then untitled, was still to be published. Therefore, this book is a published work of speculation, based on the author's & editor's analysis of the facts as they had them then.

It's a fascinating thing, further along in time, to be able to read their theories and either go "Yes, on the right track" or "Nope, completely off base". This would
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Liz Michaels
Jun 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
If you have problem falling asleep this is the book to read. After falling asleep on it five times in a row, I gave up on it. DNF

The date I'm finished with this book 2015/06/27
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