Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Thirteen

Time for Harry’s second meeting with Dumbledore, and if the memory of the Gaunts was interesting, well… let’s just say this one has them beat. I get chills every time I read this chapter, when I see what Tom Riddle was like at age eleven and just think about the things he grew up to do. And to be standing in the room, even just in a memory, is to almost feel as though it could have been prevented, somehow… *shivers.* It also makes me wonder what certain horrible people in our world would have been like as children, and if there would have been some way to know… not to shut them off from society, but to somehow prevent…. it’s a great mystery, and a scary one – that will likely never be solved. Fortunately, thanks to the Pensieve, things are a tiny bit easier for Harry, though.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, chapter thirteen: ‘The Secret Riddle’

~ by Josie on May 6, 2010.

2 Responses to “Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Thirteen”

  1. No doubt Tom Riddle should have been in the evil baby orphanage….

  2. Oh, gosh, I love you for that, Clare!

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