Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Eight

One of the most memorable “first-read” experiences I had was my first time through this chapter, when I read that Snape had (finally!) been made Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. Harry and his friends immediately wonder why – and I immediately wondered why not. As in, if Snape has the job now, why didn’t he get it before? What has changed? And – does it have anything to do with the Unbreakable Vow? It’s a question that hovers just beneath the surface of the book, but it’s one of the central questions of this book. Oh Snape… you never get old.

Anyway, here comes the chapter, get ready!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, chapter eight: ‘Snape Victorious’

~ by Josie on April 7, 2010.

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