Uncovering the book

Ginny and Hermione are suspicious of Harry's potion book

Extract from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

‘Ginny’s got a point,’ said Hermione, perking up at once. ‘We ought to check that there’s nothing odd about it. I mean, all these funny instructions, who knows?’

‘Hey!’ said Harry indignantly, as she pulled his copy of Advanced Potion-Making out of his bag and raised her wand.

‘Specialis revelio!’ she said, rapping it smartly on the front cover.

Nothing whatsoever happened. The book simply lay there, looking old and dirty and dog-eared.

‘Finished?’ said Harry irritably. ‘Or d’you want to wait and see if it does a few back flips?’


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling