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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition] (edition 2008)

by J.K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition]
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2008), Edition: Children, Paperback, 608 pages
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

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Acabo de terminar de leer este libro, me tomo mucho tomar la decisión de leerlo por fin y era porque una parte de mi no quería terminar la saga, siento que al terminarla se va mi infancia por completo.

El libro me encantó, no puedo pensar en una mejor conclusión para el, siempre ame como Rowling dejaba pequeños detalles sueltos que terminaban siendo importantes, la manera en la que escribió usando detalles descriptivos, solamente los necesarios y no abusando de ellos.

Me gusta también como expresa los sentimientos de los personajes y te los transmite envolviéndote por completo en la historia. Los personajes los ame y a otros los odie, cada uno era especial y enigmático a cierto grado, me encanto como cada uno de ellos se fue desarrollando durante la saga hasta el ultimo libro, cada uno decidió su destino. También me agrado que los personajes no eran cien por ciento buenos o malos (excepto Voldemort), ya que así son las personas en la vida real, nadie es 100% bueno, eso es imposible y también depende mucho de las circunstancias, cada personaje enfrentado a diversas situaciones o circunstancias forjo su carácter y se desarrollo en los libros.

La batalla de Hogwarts me encanto, fue mi parte favorita del libro, al igual que todo el asunto de las reliquias :)

La verdad soy muy fan de Harry Potter y no puedo escribir nada negativo sobre el libro, simplemente lo ame por completo, aunque tal vez al final me hubiera gustado saber un poco mas que paso con los personajes, no te cuenta que hicieron después de la caída del señor tenebroso, solo que pasaron 19 años y los protagonistas están casados y con hijos y te suelta uno que otro dato de alguien mas, pero es todo. ( )
  Rosechaser110 | Jul 17, 2019 |
This is a really hard review to write, purely due to the impact that this series had. Whether you love or hate Harry Potter, it's impossible to deny the significance over the series and the way that it has shaped the way that people view childrens' literature over the last twenty years. However, that said, I did not not think that this novel was the strongest entry in the series. Let me tell you why.

As with The Order of the Phoenix, the Deathly Hallows suffers from a lack of plot. While the direction that this novel would take - the search for the remaining four horcruxes - was determined at the end of The Half-Blood Prince, it quickly becomes apparent that the route that Harry, Ron and Hermione must take to do this is rather convoluted. Harry does not know where any of the Horcruxes are. In fact, he only knows the form that one of these will take. Because of this, there are vast sections of the novel where the cast just sit around and wait for the plot to find them. And find them it does, sometimes through the most convenient exposition...

However, that is not to say that The Deathly Hallows is a bad book by any means. It is only only book in which the characters do not attend Hogwarts, and therefore are free to travel the wizarding world, seeing first-hand how things have changed under Voldemort. The scenes where the action is focused, such as the infiltration of the Ministry of Magic and Gringotts, are utterly thrilling and really show off Rowling's talents as a writer.

Yet, as a final instalment, the novel does not do a fantastic job of tying things up. One of my biggest issues with the novel is that the explanations that are given for why Harry can defeat Voldemort are pretty weak. Harry is largely protected by an armour of plot convenience, making him immune to even the most deadly of curses. The reason why is exposited late in the novel, yet this just felt incredibly weak.

The final duel against the Dark Lord is over in seconds, which was disappointing after so much build up, and after this the novel just really trailed off. The final chapter, set nineteen years in the future, did not really do it for me at all. This was just a bit overly cute, showing that virtually all of the primary characters wind up with their childhood sweethearts but otherwise telling the reader little about what happened to them in the aftermath of the battle.

I also was frustrated by many of the deaths in the novel. While many of the previous instalments had the odd death, Rowling this time culls a good dozen members of the supporting cast. While this does help to illustrate how desperate Harry's situation is, it still felt weak. Many of these deaths occurred off page, existing as only a moment of shock exposition as Harry discovers them after the fact.

In terms of characterisation, the novel is also a little varied. The story marks a strong final instalment for Harry, forcing him to confront his mixed feelings about Dumbledore and embrace his fate as the only one capable of defeating Voldemort. Yet, Harry's two best friends do not fair so well. The great sacrifice that Hermione has made to help Harry is glossed over and we never see if she gets her parents back (or learn what happens to Crookshanks). Ron is worse still, seeming to have taken two steps back and returned to the petulant and whiny child that he was in The Goblet of Fire.

The rest of the characters do not receive so much focus this time, appearing in little more than extended cameos. The most interesting of these was probably the development given to Snape, whose motivation and allegiance is finally revealed. While it would have been nice to see him actually interacting with Harry regarding this, the flashback of Snape's past was very touching and cast a new light on the way he has treated Harry from the very beginning.

Yet the glimpses of Dumbledore's life are more problematic. While I have never really liked Dumbledore, these late stage reveals made him seem worse still as it was revealed that his grooming of Harry was entirely based on a hunch. Way to risk the entire world, Dumbledore!

Anyhow, I think that about covers everything. All in all, this was not a very strong finale to the series, but I would still recommend reading these books as a whole. Rowling's world is enthralling, filled with memorable moments and strong characters. It is certainly a must-read for people of all ages. ( )
  ArkhamReviews | Jul 16, 2019 |
Too bad the book's finished. I read it in a very short period of time, which I hadn't expected. But, once I started reading this last book in the series, I just couldn't stop.
It was great that Dumbledore still played a role, that this last book was a quest, contained a siege and had something of an epilogue.
All threads (as far as I can see), neatly tucked in to the whole of the story, without that being too obvious or slowing down the story.
It was a good read. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Jul 6, 2019 |
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter, Book 7

June 17 - June 26 2019

I finished listening to this book today, the last in the series on the anniversary of the first book being published. Something about the merge of beginning and ending feels so special to me. Re-exploring this series through audiobook has been a wonderful ride and one I’m sure I will take again. These books lose no wonder, joy, amazement, sadness, astonishment or magic over the years.

The Deathly Hallows is the book in the series I am least familiar with as I have only read it once before this so the surprises were truly surprising. The joy and sorrow I felt was so familiar but still somehow new. Harry, Ron and Hermoine’s sacrifices, the determination of those against Voldermort and the valor shown resonate deeply throughout the book. I feel a small whole in my heart now that it is over. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Jun 26, 2019 |
My second favorite of this series! I loved all the twists in it and Snape's memories..Oh mi gosh! And I love the big fight! I hate Voldy though.... but he's a great character!

The deaths in it are...so sad :(! ( )
  Catherine_GV | Jun 20, 2019 |
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The shallowness of Rowling’s enterprise is revealed in the vapid little epilogue that seems inspired less by great fiction than B-list Hollywood scripts. Where the cataclysmic showdown in The Lord of the Rings leaves the Hobbits and Middle-earth irrevocably altered even in victory, the wizarding world merely returns to business as usual, restoring its most famous citizens to a life of middle-class comfort. At the end of this overly long saga, the reader leaves with the impression that what Harry was fighting for all along was his right–and now that of his children–to play Quidditch, cast cool spells and shop for the right wand. Or what George Bush would call “our way of life.”
All great writers are wizards. Considering the mass Harrysteria of the last few days, who would have been surprised if they had logged on to YouTube at 12.01 a.m. Saturday and seen J.K. Rowling pronounce a curse -- "Mutatio libri!" -- that would magically change the final pages of her book and foil the overeager reviewers and Web spoilsports who revealed its surprise ending?
Potter fans, relax—this review packs no spoilers. Instead, we’re taking advantage of our public platform to praise Rowling for the excellence of her plotting. We can’t think of anyone else who has sustained such an intricate, endlessly inventive plot over seven thick volumes and so constantly surprised us with twists, well-laid traps and Purloined Letter–style tricks. Hallows continues the tradition, both with sly feats of legerdemain and with several altogether new, unexpected elements. Perhaps some of the surprises in Hallows don’t have quite the punch as those of earlier books, but that may be because of the thoroughness and consistency with which Rowling has created her magical universe, and because we’ve so raptly absorbed its rules.
Everyone knows that the Harry Potter books have been getting darker. With an introductory epigraph from Aeschylus's The Libation Bearers ("Oh, the torment bred in the race/the grinding scream of death") there is no doubt that the seventh and last volume in the sequence will face us with darkness visible.
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We all know what's going to happen in this book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, supposedly the final episode in the Harry Potter series. This is the long-awaited final showdown between Harry Potter and his arch-enemy, the Dark Lord, You-Know-Who, Voldemort.

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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
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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The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.
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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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Does it still count as

a British School Story if

they camp the whole time?

Just broke into a

bank vault and stole a dragon.

Pretty normal day.


Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0545010225, Hardcover)

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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There are plenty of reasons to love Rowling's wildly popular series--no doubt you have several dozen of your own. Our list features favorite moments, characters, and artifacts from the first five books. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive (what we love about Harry could fill ten books!) and does not include any of the spectacular revelatory moments that would spoil the books for those (few) who have not read them. Enjoy.

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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"I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I’m sure that I will always be a writer. It was wonderful enough just to be published. The greatest reward is the enthusiasm of the readers." --J.K. Rowling

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A Few Words from Mary GrandPré

"When I illustrate a cover or a book, I draw upon what the author tells me; that's how I see my responsibility as an illustrator. J.K. Rowling is very descriptive in her writing--she gives an illustrator a lot to work with. Each story is packed full of rich visual descriptions of the atmosphere, the mood, the setting, and all the different creatures and people. She makes it easy for me. The images just develop as I sketch and retrace until it feels right and matches her vision." Check out more Harry Potter art from illustrator Mary GrandPré.

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Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.… (more)

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