Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) – J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) – J. K. Rowling

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

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

Author: J. K. Rowling

Release Date: July 21, 2007

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 784

Source: TBR List

It’s no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it’s up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean.

Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined.

The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry’s Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries.

Above all, this intense, cathartic book serves as a clear statement of the message at the heart of the Harry Potter series: that choice matters much more than destiny, and that love will always triumph over death.

5 out of 5 stars


I still can’t believe that it took me this long to finally read this final book. I really enjoyed it, just the same, though.

One thing. I think that the first 200 pages of this book were veryyyyy slow. It didn’t remind me of the fast pace of the first part of this series. I understand that it was probably because Harry didn’t know what to do, so Rowling wanted to capture that with her writing style, but it was a little hard to get through. Not much happened at the beginning, but it was great overall. The last half redeemed itself.

I don’t want to talk too much about this, as it is the 7th book, but the Battle of Hogwarts. Woah. It was so intricate and well thought out. Voldemort was ready to be the winner that he believed what Narcissa told him at the end.

SPOILERS

Okay at the end when Harry is in his dream state/death state, and Dumbledore comes to tell him the truth about everything. This was my favorite part of the whole book, because you finally got some answers. You realized that Dumbledore wasn’t as perfect as Harry once believed, and you saw that he was just a person. I think that it showed a lot about his character that he told Harry about his friendship/relationship with Grindelwald. I loved the quotes from Dumbledore during that scene.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

SPOILERS DONE

If you’ve not read this series, or have neglected to finish it…. you really need to read/finish these books. They’re really amazing, and the end of this book with the Battle of Hogwarts was so much fun to read. The epilogue was so cute, but I wish there weren’t so many names. I thought that Harry only had one kid, but apparently he had three. Oh well. Not a lot of complaints :)

Series:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

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