Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
By J.K. Rowling
Published July 21st, 2007
607 Pages
4 on 5!!

From GoodReads.com,

Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart–such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review–to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling’s fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry–bring plenty of tissues.

The heart of Book 7 is a hero’s mission–not just in Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man–and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore’s warning about making the choice between “what is right and what is easy,” and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling’s skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.

A spectacular finish to a phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a bittersweet read for fans. The journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix’s flame, and fans and skeptics alike will emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience. –Daphne Durham
2 weeks back Hubby and me went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie, and I liked it. Of course over a period of an year, I had forgotten most of it, and it was a refresher when I sat wide-eyed through out the movie. Hubby has not seen or read any other Harry Potter movies/books. So he was not interested, but for my sake came with me to the theater. Ain’t that sweet of him?! Well I tried to explain a little, but I couldn’t even get the order of the books correctly… **sigh**. Back home, next day we ended up seeing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which he liked much better. He is not generaly interested, but he might end up watching the other parts as well, for my sakes! Well we need to see the final installment together!! 🙂
So that’s how I embarked my journey into the last installment, and well I loved it. I couldn’t put it down. It was stuck in my hands, till I finished it. I knew how it will end, BUT that’s not the best part is it? It is the journey.
** spoilers up ahead **
There was just one thing I disliked and after talking to my sister [ who also had read this one and from whom I got this book] I know she didn’t like the part where Harry starts disliking Dumbledore. He actually **almost** believes what Reeta Skeeter writes. But then I think it had to be like that.
But other than that everything was just perfect!
I finally don’t really know how I feel about Snape. He definitely was never the bad guy. Maybe I feel a little pity for him. Especially just before he died, he asked Harry to look in his eyes. I didn’t understand that at once, but when I saw his thoughts, I felt so sad for the poor boy Snape.
Question ~~ I didn’t understand the crying baby which was lying in the station, where Harry meets Dumbledore, do you know of any significance at all?
** spoilers end **

The last chapter was cute, and every little question/ doubt I ever had [ not many though!] were answered/ explained!

This marks the end of the Harry Potter series and I feel so sad that there is no more left. I am sure Rowling is working on something else, any ideas what she working on next?
Have you read this one? What are you thoughts?

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  1. You know, I read the first six books (and loved them), but I never did get around to reading the last one. I think it's because I forgot most of what happened in books 1-6. 😀

  2. I'm re-reading Bk 1-3 for the HP challenge, and I can't wait to read the rest of the installments!! I'm hoping I'd be able to finish the last book before the movie is released next year?

  3. It was a whining soul of Voldemort that was lying on the platform near the bench that Harry was sitting on. Remember, Harry says in the last chap to Voldy tht show some remorse ,I have seen what you will become if u don't . I guess that was Voldemort's shriveled up soul.I have read it twice n heard the audiobook too. I love the book.

  4. Was this not a fabulous conclusion to the series?! I am planning to listen to the audio version of this one again soon. I was so pleased with how Rowling wrapped everything up. (Though admittedly I was very sad to see the series end.) Great review!

  5. Oh man! It's been 2 years since I've read this one so I'm really foggy on the details. I also really liked the movie and it made me want to revisit this one. There is so much complication, as you mention with Rita Skeeter, that I think made this book work really well. I was so sad to see the series ending, though. 🙁

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