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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Summary:

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. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Review:

In the final book in the series, it’d be impossible to try to address all of the developments that happen throughout the story.  The book alone is almost 800 pages! The thing that comes through shining more than anything is the power of love and the power of facing your fears.  Ron, Harry and Hermione all are forced to face things they certainly would rather not and somehow manage to stick together throughout it all.  There are so many stories that are weaved together in this book it’s absolutely stunning to imagine how Rowling had conceptualized it all.

The final battle of this book brings together so many amazing characters in the story and there are some truly fantastic moments of redemption.  For one certain character let me just say – I KNEW IT!  This is the book that makes getting through the series all the more worth it and I’d highly recommend the experience.

Warning: Contains repeated violence, heartbreak and a book hangover that will last for months.

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? Don’t you dare consider it unless you’ve read the others in the series! 

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