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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) (edition 2007)

by J. K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:Arthur A. Levine Books (2007), Hardcover, 784 pages
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Ah the final book of the wonderful and delightful Harry Potter series. And does JK Rowling deliver! She probably could've gotten two books out of this material (and added more) if she really wanted to.

Harry fulfills his destiny, Voldemort fulfills his. Thankfully our hero ends up on top. Its wonderful to see all these characters we know and love fight for side of good over evil, to fight for Harry, to fight for their future.

Sadly, lives are lost. Lives that we have grown to love over the past several books. Lupin and Tonks, leaving their newborn son, Teddy, behind. Fred. One of the Creevy boys. Dobby. Hedwig. Mad-Eye. I cried reading Hedwig's death. Considering it has been a while since I've read this book and I cried all these years later, I think I will always cry. I do like the change in the movie where she jumps in front of a curse to save Harry though regardless of how she dies, it is still upsetting. She was the one thing Harry had at his Aunt and Uncles that was always there, even when his friends couldn't and didn't write him.

Lupin's death is also sad. He was the last link Harry had to his father. Early in the book it comes out Tonks, now Lupin's wife, is pregnant. Lupin runs. And Harry gets upset. Some may not get why Harry was so upset but as someone who grew up without parents, I'm sure Harry would've taken a flawed but loving father (like he was sure Lupin would be) over no father. The pair mend from their argument and Harry is named little Teddy's godfather. After the deaths of Lupin and Tonks, baby Teddy is raised by his grandmother. Harry was too young, really, to raise an infant, still dealing with all that had happened in his life but he was clearly involved as at the end of the book, it is mentioned Teddy stops by for dinner more often than not.

Dobby. Oh Dobby. What a sad, yet noble end for our favorite house elf. Again, Rowling develops characters she ends up killing over the course of several novels, only increasing the tragic feeling when they pass. Dobby died to save Harry and I think if he had known what was going to happen, he would've done it anyway. Dobby was loyal to Harry (in a way Kreacher was only starting to be) and probably felt great honor in laying his life down for the kind wizard. Harry buries him, honoring him in the only way he could do at the time.

Fred Weasley. I think this may be one of the more controversial deaths that is dealt. Who wants to see Fred and George separated? No one but Rowling went that way anyway. It makes sense. The Weasley's are a big family and to have them suffer no loses would be almost too perfect.

Other great character development occurs especially with Neville. Not knowing the prophecy could've meant him, he has a huge hand in setting up the defeat of Voldemort, pulling the sword out of the sorting hat (something only a true Gryffindor could've done) and cutting off the head of Nagini, making it possible for Harry, after he gains control of the Elder Want, to kill Voldemort.



Overall, Deathly Hallows is the perfect ending to the Harry Potter series. Rowling once again adds to her world that is already full of a deep, rich background. It has been a long while since I've read the book, mostly because, well, no one likes endings really. It was hard for me to read the first time despite rushing through 4-6, finishing them in less than a day. Not because it was bad, but because I did not want to get to the last page. I did not want it end. Reading the last page felt like I was closing the door for good. Obviously not true as it is so easy to reread this series but it was the last time i would be reading a book for the 1st time.

Enjoy Deathly Hallows, enjoy Harry Potter. And remember: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ( )
1 vote jnoble82 | Mar 20, 2017 |
Always. ( )
  Alliebadger | Mar 11, 2017 |
Not a review, just a commentary since this is my 2nd time reading the series, and well I found some issues with the last book. Also it dragged on forever... I felt I was reading it for way too long. But I sound way too negative right now, I still love it, I just wish some things were done differently.

- The part of the trio being on the run was extremely over stretched and plain boring. It felt as because they were not at Hogwarts anymore and had no classes to go to, or homework to do, well they didn't know what to do with themselves. Also while all of them were good and quite brilliant while at school, on the run they seemed rather dim witted.

- The fact that it was so incredibly hard for them to believe in Deathly Hallows was stupid. Wizards, goblins, unicorns, souls splitting.... all the magical stuff and they cannot believe in something just as magical?! Say what ?!

- I have been liking Fleur for a while (ever since she appeared basically) but this book solidified my liking for her character. She seemed real, composed and an excellent of a great wife.

- Remus Lupin is forever my favorite character of the whole series. And while it was hard to read the part where Harry yelled at him for wanting to leave Tonks, I think that it was a great point of Rowling's saying that adults should listen to children more often, because sometimes they know what's best better than adults with all of their life experience do.

- Reading second time around I have to agree with Ron. Dumbledore was quite mental. The book should have been named Dumbledore's games or something...
I enjoyed Aberforth though, little that we got of him.

- At the final battle of Hogwarts when house-elves joined the battle, what was up with them poking enemies with their kitchen knives??? They are house elves, they have strong magic on their own! But the best they could do is poke with knives?... what?

- Voldemort is even more of a coward second time reading.

- The whole book to me seemed stretched and drawn out, but I did enjoy the beginning a lot. Before and the wedding part were very interesting. Also all of the lore on Dumbledore's and Riddle's young lives was great. And obviously Snape's (sob, sob, sob).

- The epilogue, ehhh. I feel like a lot of important characters were left out of it. The whole series had such an extensive character count, and all of them were built exceptionally well. Leaving them out seemed a little like taking the chocolate chips out of chocolate chip cookies. I would much rather read about what George was doing, how was Bill and Fleur , where was Luna than to see what cliche of names Harry Ginny and Ron Hermione named their kids.... That was just so unrealistic!

- While I loved Ginny's character in all other books, she didn't have much page time in this book and thus was pretty blah.

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  bookandsword | Feb 20, 2017 |
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry is to be moved, and the death eaters attack them, and kill Hedwig!! :( Later the death eaters raid Bill and Fleur's wedding sending Harry, Hermione, and Ron to Sirius's house. Then they have to escape from the evil turned ministry of magic, Gringotts, snachers, and Malfoy Manor, where Bellatrix Lestrange kills Dobby. Then they go to Godric's Hollow where Harry is attacked by the 6th horcrux, Nagini the snake.Then they go to Hogwarts, where Harry is killed and brought back to life by the Resserection Stone. Then he goes back and kills Voldemort.

I think this book is the best book ever written.This book is the very best book written by a author's hand. This book has the best combo of action,magic,and mystery. So if you like magic, go to your library and check it out. Thank you J.K. Rowling for writing this book. ( )
  JaycieG.BG3 | Feb 9, 2017 |
Beautiful and fitting conclusion to the series. I may or may not have cried when Dobby died. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
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Nowadays, the story of the boy and his author is as familiar as the Nativity. Harry Potter, the unloved orphan with the weird-ass scar, turns out to be not just a wizard but—for reasons he can barely recall—one of the most famous wizards in the whole wide wizarding world. And thanks to hundreds of millions of books bought, read and loved, J.K. Rowling, once dowdy and grouchy and broke, is now as prettily patrician as a Redgrave sister, and richer than the royals.
added by stephmo | editNew York Observer, Mark Lotto (Jul 23, 2007)
 
The release of the seventh and final instalment of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series did not go without controversy, with a much-publicised embargo breach and many internet spoilers.

Still, the fate of Harry Potter was not truly decided in the minds of fans until 9.01am on Saturday, when the book officially went on sale.
 
With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling has created a lovely conclusion to her astonishing seven-book series. Ironically, amid all the hysteria and hoopla, the rumors, the leaks, the overheated theories, Hallows provides a calm ending to a global sensation that has made millions of children and adults happy.
added by stephmo | editUSA Today, Deirdre Donahue (Jul 23, 2007)
 
In the end, no one plays Quidditch.

That's about the only spoiler I'm willing to reveal about the final chapter in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Book 7 and the close of J.K. Rowling's wonderfully entertaining series. If the review seems a little vague as a result, well, tough. I'm not ruining this for fans who have waited 10 years to learn the outcome of the final showdown between the Boy Who Lived and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and wanted to savor the last time they would ever pick up a new "Harry Potter" book.
 
'Is Little Nell dead?" rose the cry along America's wharves in 1841, from readers awaiting the last installment of Charles Dickens's "The Old Curiosity Shop." Perhaps not since the fate of Little Nell hung in the balance has a book been as hotly awaited as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and last in J.K. Rowling's series.
 

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Epigraph
Oh the torment bred in the race,
the grinding scream of death,
and the stroke that hits the vein,
the hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief,
the curse no man can bear.
But there is a cure in the house,
and not outside it, no,
not from others but from them,
their bloody strife. We sing to you,
dark gods beneath the earth.
Now hear, you blissful powers underground —
answer the call, send help.
Bless the children, give them triumph now.

--Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in what is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present because immortal.

--William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude
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The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.
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Harry Potter cannot escape his fate. He and the Dark Lord Voldemort are destined to face each other in a duel – a duel that only one of them will survive. To even stand a chance, Harry must seek out and destroy Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes: the fragments of his soul that bind him to the mortal world. Professor Dumbledore, however, is gone, and in his place lies a myriad of rumours and unanswered questions. Unable to rely on anyone but Ron and Hermione, Harry embarks upon a journey that will push his courage, trust and magic skills to their limits in hopes of winning the duel.

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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

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
* Harry's first trip to the zoo with the Dursleys, when a boa constrictor winks at him.
* When the Dursleys' house is suddenly besieged by letters for Harry from Hogwarts. Readers learn how much the Dursleys have been keeping from Harry. Rowling does a wonderful job in displaying the lengths to which Uncle Vernon will go to deny that magic exists.
* Harry's first visit to Diagon Alley with Hagrid. Full of curiosities and rich with magic and marvel, Harry's first trip includes a trip to Gringotts and Ollivanders, where Harry gets his wand (holly and phoenix feather) and discovers yet another connection to He-Who-Must-No-Be-Named. This moment is the reader's first full introduction to Rowling's world of witchcraft and wizards.
* Harry's experience with the Sorting Hat.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
* The de-gnoming of the Weasleys' garden. Harry discovers that even wizards have chores--gnomes must be grabbed (ignoring angry protests "Gerroff me! Gerroff me!"), swung about (to make them too dizzy to come back), and tossed out of the garden--this delightful scene highlights Rowling's clever and witty genius.
* Harry's first experience with a Howler, sent to Ron by his mother.
* The Dueling Club battle between Harry and Malfoy. Gilderoy Lockhart starts the Dueling Club to help students practice spells on each other, but he is not prepared for the intensity of the animosity between Harry and Draco. Since they are still young, their minibattle is innocent enough, including tickling and dancing charms.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
* Ron's attempt to use a telephone to call Harry at the Dursleys'.
* Harry's first encounter with a Dementor on the train (and just about any other encounter with Dementors). Harry's brush with the Dementors is terrifying and prepares Potter fans for a darker, scarier book.
* Harry, Ron, and Hermione's behavior in Professor Trelawney's Divination class. Some of the best moments in Rowling's books occur when she reminds us that the wizards-in-training at Hogwarts are, after all, just children. Clearly, even at a school of witchcraft and wizardry, classes can be boring and seem pointless to children.
* The Boggart lesson in Professor Lupin's classroom.
* Harry, Ron, and Hermione's knock-down confrontation with Snape.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
* Hermione's disgust at the reception for the veela (Bulgarian National Team Mascots) at the Quidditch World Cup. Rowling's fourth book addresses issues about growing up--the dynamic between the boys and girls at Hogwarts starts to change. Nowhere is this more plain than the hilarious scene in which magical cheerleaders nearly convince Harry and Ron to jump from the stands to impress them.
* Viktor Krum's crush on Hermione--and Ron's objection to it.
* Malfoy's "Potter Stinks" badge.
* Hermione's creation of S.P.E.W., the intolerant bigotry of the Death Eaters, and the danger of the Triwizard Tournament. Add in the changing dynamics between girls and boys at Hogwarts, and suddenly Rowling's fourth book has a weight and seriousness not as present in early books in the series. Candy and tickle spells are left behind as the students tackle darker, more serious issues and take on larger responsibilities, including the knowledge of illegal curses.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

* Harry's outburst to his friends at No. 12 Grimmauld Place. A combination of frustration over being kept in the dark and fear that he will be expelled fuels much of Harry's anger, and it all comes out at once, directly aimed at Ron and Hermione. Rowling perfectly portrays Harry's frustration at being too old to shirk responsibility, but too young to be accepted as part of the fight that he knows is coming.
* Harry's detention with Professor Umbridge. Rowling shows her darker side, leading readers to believe that Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for young wizards. Dolores represents a bureaucratic tyrant capable of real evil, and Harry is forced to endure their private battle of wills alone.
* Harry and Cho's painfully awkward interactions. Rowling clearly remembers what it was like to be a teenager.
* Harry's Occlumency lessons with Snape.
* Dumbledore's confession to Harry.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

* The introduction of the Horcrux.
* Molly Weasley asking Arthur Weasley about his "dearest ambition." Rowling has always been great at revealing little intriguing bits about her characters at a time, and Arthur’s answer "to find out how airplanes stay up" reminds us about his obsession with Muggles.
* Harry's private lessons with Dumbledore, and more time spent with the fascinating and dangerous pensieve, arguably one of Rowling’s most ingenious inventions.
* Fred and George Weasley’s Joke Shop, and the slogan: "Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who? You Should Be Worrying About U-NO-POO--the Constipation Sensation That's Gripping the Nation!"
* Luna's Quidditch commentary. Rowling created scores of Luna Lovegood fans with hilarious and bizarre commentary from the most unlikely Quidditch commentator.
* The effects of Felix Felicis.

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