Harry Potter is sixteen years old in this sixth book. He has grown up quite a bit since first coming to Hogwarts. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry reaches new levels of growth and self-awareness. Harry takes on the responsibility of Quidditch captain, must handle harder and more complex spells in school and in battle, and assumes responsibility of learning his enemy’s past. Harry, always astute and mature, shows his understanding of others even more in this book, as he begins to gain deeper insights into the people around him. He suffers a great loss when Dumbledore dies, but is lucky enough to get a chance to get to know Dumbledore better during their private lessons. During these lessons, Dumbledore shares his wisdom and advice, and Harry begins to understand himself and his destiny more than ever before.
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