Title: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
How I Read It: Paperback purchased by me
Synopsis: As the novel begins, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically — and forcibly — change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all “blood traitors” are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existence….
My Review: Holy emotional ride, Batman!!! What an amazing, fabulous end to this great series!
I find myself sitting here, not quite sure what exactly to say about this book. I absolutely loved it, felt it was such a fitting end to the series, and can’t believe I waited so long to read it. Although that did at least give me the benefit of being able to read the entire series as quickly as I wanted. It’s kind of like ripping off a bandaid – you just want to read it all at once!
While the series started off kind of slow for me, and I didn’t love the definite “kid” feel to the whole thing, I can emphatically say that I completely changed my mind by the end. We get to see Harry really become the man he was always meant to be, develop in ways you would never hope a boy would have to, make choices no one could even imagine.
Rowling does a fantastic job of answering all the questions you could have had reading the previous six books, and it makes you realize what an amazing author she is – to tie everything together like this, in such a beautiful, heart-wrenching package, it’s mind-blowing.
I couldn’t get through an entire chapter of this book without crying. In fact, I’m not sure when a book has ever made me cry that much. The entire book is the final journey that Harry, Ron, and Hermione take together, which I loved because we got to see their entire relationship, see what they all became together.
Anyone who has seen the movies, but not read the books, is definitely missing out. There are so many incredibly important things that either get glossed over or left out completely in the movies, so do yourself a favor and pick this series up. I’ve seen both the Deathly Hallows movies and there were still surprises in store for me.
I really can’t say enough good about this one, I just loved it, and I can’t wait to share this series with children in my life some day.
Read this book if: I usually try to be nice, but if you haven’t read this series yet, what is wrong with you? You’ll be as sorry as I was that I didn’t read it sooner!!!
My Rating: 5/5 – Did I say cool? Make that awesome!