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

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by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre
     
 

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The magnificent final book in J. K. Rowling's seven-part saga comes to readers July 21, 2007.

You'll find out July 21!

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The magnificent final book in J. K. Rowling's seven-part saga comes to readers July 21, 2007.

You'll find out July 21!

Editorial Reviews

Begun a decade ago and encompassing six shelf-bending novels, the seventh and concluding volume of the international literary phenomenon that is the Harry Potter saga comes to a bombshell-packed -- and oh so satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, arguably the most wildly anticipated release in modern publishing history.

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....

Undoubtedly Rowling's crowning literary achievement, this triumphant final installment not only answers any and all questions surrounding integral characters like Albus Dumbledore, Voldemort, Severus Snape, Neville Longbottom, and Draco Malfoy but also brilliantly deals with some decidedly adult themes -- mortality, faith, duty, honor, etc. -- with a lyrical simplicity that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages. ("Do not pity the dead...pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.") Rowling definitely saved the best for last in this saga; HP7 will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding Harry Potter fan -- a towering, transcendent end to an equally towering and transcendent series. Paul Goat Allen

Elizabeth Hand
It's hard to imagine a better ending than the one she's written for her saga after 10 years, more than 4,000 pages and close to 400 million copies in print. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may be a miracle of marketing, but it's also a miraculous book that earns out, emotionally and artistically. …I cried at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's that rare thing, an instant classic that earns its catharsis honestly, not through hype or sentiment but through the author's vision and hard work.
—The Washington Post
Michiko Kakutani
J. K. Rowling's monumental, spellbinding epic, 10 years in the making, is deeply rooted in traditional literature and Hollywood sagas—from the Greek myths to Dickens and Tolkien to "Star Wars." And true to its roots, it ends not with modernist, "Soprano"-esque equivocation, but with good old-fashioned closure: a big-screen, heart-racing, bone-chilling confrontation and an epilogue that clearly lays out people's fates. Getting to the finish line is not seamless—the last part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, has some lumpy passages of exposition and a couple of clunky detours—but the overall conclusion and its determination of the main characters' story lines possess a convincing inevitability that make some of the prepublication speculation seem curiously blinkered in retrospect.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly

Daletackles Harry's last hurrah with the same undercurrent of excitement and mind-boggling roster of distinct character voices that he brought to his previous six performances. Less of the Hogwarts setting, and a more dangerous quest for Harry and his friends, means that Dale has less jocularity to work with here (something at which he excels), but he does not disappoint in conveying both the heart-rending drama and sense of closure of Rowling's final Potter outing. Late in the recording, when Harry realizes his fate and Rowling's plot twists fly, Dale is at the top of his game, drawing listeners into the orbit of his comforting voice. Throughout, Harry and his friends appropriately sound a bit older than they did in the early volumes, and it's hard to know whether it's imagined or not, but there's a hint of wistfulness in Dale's voice, perhaps because both narrator and listener know it's the last time they'll be together for a new Potter adventure. The CD packaging, which makes extensive use of Mary GrandPré's spot illustrations and cover art on the discs and sleeves, is also a treat for fans. Ages 10-up. (July)

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School Library Journal - Barbara Wysocki

Gr 6 Up-Listeners may want to linger over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Scholastic, 2007) since this is J. K. Rowling's last installment in her universally successful fantasy series. Howeverm the high-tension adventures of Harry assisted by Hermione and Ron will immediately draw everyone into the quest to vanquish Voldemort. With the Dark Lord in control of the Ministry of Magic, the trio uses their combined wizardly talents to stay hidden as they follow Dumbledore's assignment to destroy the dangerous horcruxes. Finding those fragmented pieces of their enemy's soul lead the friends to angry arguments, near fatal encounters and, occasionally, humorous episodes. Pursuing Dumbledore's oblique clues also reveal the truth behind a powerful, death-defying magic wand and stone, but that knowledge threatens to sidetrack the teens. The final confrontation is a bloody battle at Hogworts that involves the vast cast of creatures, allies and foes from the previous six volumes. In the end, Harry learns unexpected truths that are pivotal in the concluding struggle between good and evil. Narrator Jim Dale again serves up superbly distinctive characters and adds excitement when he narrates action scenes. Creating more than 200 voices for the Potter series, Dale has not only brought a rich vocal presence to the text, but he's also set an audiobook record for the number of characters portrayed. For those who've enjoyed the print version of the book, listening to this recording will extend and enhance the inspiring climax to this legendary septet.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545010221
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/21/2007
Series:
Harry Potter Series, #7
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
8,195
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.03(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

J. K. Rowling is the author of the beloved, bestselling, record-breaking Harry Potter series. She started writing the series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the United States by Arthur A. Levine Books in 1998, and the series concluded nearly ten years later with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, published in 2007. J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including an OBE for services to children’s literature, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. She supports a wide number of causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. J. K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.

Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Amulet series and Copper, a collection of his popular webcomic. He is also the founder and editor of the acclaimed Flight anthologies. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, his first graphic novel, was listed as one of the Best Books for Young Adults by YALSA, and Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Children's Choice Book Award finalist. Kazu lives and works in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their two children. Visit Kazu online at www.boltcity.com.

Mary GrandPré has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books for children, including the American editions of the Harry Potter novels. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the United States. Ms. GrandPré lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Perthshire, Scotland
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1965
Place of Birth:
Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
Education:
Exeter University
Website:
http://www.jkrowling.com

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 4.7 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 5131 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like children, parents and grandparents, all over the world, I am a cult member. Harry Potter's final saga 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' had been set upon the world. I dare say that no one will be disappointed. Harry's final adventure is a remarkable journey into the world of fantasy. The wedding of Fleur and Bill as it ends in chaos. The escape of our trio from the death eaters and that is only the beginning. And the many subsequent adventures. Finally ending with the final battle at Hogwarts and the defeat of Voldamort by Harry. An adventure froth with danger, fears, laughter, doubts and narrow excapes will have its readers on the edge of their seat. I was!
NS50 More than 1 year ago
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. This is the tone of J. K. Rowling's last book, a gripping story in which Harry Potter and his friends go through terrible struggles throughout their quest to destroy death, in the form of Voldemort. He is a cruel evil wizard that would kill anyone in his way to get what he wants. The book leaves every question answered. This book will be the best fantasy adventure book that you have ever read. This is the classic tale of good versus evil. The major conflict is the battle for a better world without evil. The 3 protagonists include Harry, Ron Weasly, and Hermione Granger. Ron is Harry's best friend that he met in his first year on the Hogwarts express and has stuck by him through thick and thin. Ron brings comic relief and the intrigue of romance, as he competes for the affection of Hermione. Hermione is also Harry's friend who also met him on the Hogwarts express and has always stuck up for harry and helps him figure out every problem. Hermione is the real brains of the outfit, and knows what she's doing at all times. As for Harry himself, he is the complete hero: puzzler, brave, true friend, and honorable person. He's the heart and muscle, who brings hope to everyone around the world. Just as every Batman has his Joker, Harry is confronted on all sides, and sometimes from within. Together they are like the Three Musketeers! Or like Ocean's 11, they are Harry's 3. The setting is the unimaginable world of wizardry, where everything is a surprise but following the invisible logic of magic. J.K. Rowling's style is both clever and mysterious. She'll draw you in with charm and leave you wondering what happened pages later. Rowling likes to leave clues for us to try to figure things out. Her pages are packed full of big visual descriptions of the atmosphere, the mood, the setting, and all the different creatures. The only thing that let me down about this story was the simple fact that it ended! If you came looking for complex characters and mysterious plot twists, then this is the book for you. If not, then go grab yourself a copy of People magazine and go crazy! This is Rowling's Book 7, the last of the series that wraps-up all the questions about what you thought you knew about Harry. She has taken our connection to Harry beyond what we have imagined. My final recommendation to Potter fans and critics is a big "two thumbs up." This book is for anyone to read at all ages and it will want to make you keep on reading until the very end. It looks like the end of the road for Harry, or is it?
Balina More than 1 year ago
The book is definitely a must read. I have enjoyed reading all the H.P. books from start to finish.
BOOKWORM_MONI More than 1 year ago
this book is so amazing it had my crying out of happiness and sadness would make you want to stuff your face in a pillow and yell your heart out would make you want to start happy dancing and jumping when you see who dies(the bad people of course) it's gonna have one twisting surprise involving Snape that's going to make you feel sorry for him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was written by J. K. Rowling. The main character is Harry Potter. So far, he has escaped Lord Voldemort 5 times (before this book starts). In the beginning of the book Harry is being moved to a safehouse. He meets Lord Voldemort when he has almost finished his journey ( to the safehouse).In the main part of the book he is looking for and destroying horcruxes* with his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. At the end of the book Harry meets Lord Voldemort yet again for the final time. It ends at the only place Voldemort and Harry both could ever call home, Hogwarts. Save your fears, Harry does survive. But does Voldemort? This book takes place mostly in Britain. The time it takes place is+ 1997-1998. I think the underlying message is that good can always defeat evil even if the chances seem that the chances are 0.01 to 99.99. I really enjoyed this book. One of the things I liked most about it was that you never really knew what would happen next, and like all the Harry Potter books it left you wanting more. This book reminded me of our economy today. The economy is affecting everyone and for most people it's not in a good way. There are a lot of people working to make the economy better. Voldemort has quite a few followers and those are the only people his power is helpful to. Everyone wants Voldemort's power diminished (except for the Death Eaters (Voldemort's followers)) and everyone is doing their personal best to work against him. *horcrux= An object in which a piece of a dark wizard's soul that he/she has put there that can only be destroyed by putting it beyond magical repair
ManuelC More than 1 year ago
So, you've invested loads of time into this book series your friends told you about. It details the life of this one wizard in a harsh society. He comes off as a nerd, yet he is the only salvation for the magical world. You have come to love this protagonist, and his friends always cheer you up. Finally, after the long hours of enjoying 6 books of Harry Potter, you arrive at the finale. A bit apprehensive, you open the book, and instantly your dreams are fulfilled. This was the basic journey of many Harry Potter enthusiasts, and all were satisfied by the final installment of the Harry Potter series. Rowling beautifully wrapped up the series with a smart, interesting, touching, and gratifying book. Harry Potter is faced with a decision: return to Hogwarts, or Defeat Voldemort. Ultimately, Harry chooses the logical and necessary path and searches for the fragments of the Dark Lord's soul. On the way, Harry encounters numerous traps, obstacles, and intense situations. Harry is faced with many unnerving tasks, and learns more about his past in anticipation with the climactic battle with Voldemort. This book is separated from Rowling's others because of her bravery in this final novel. She seems to have no qualms about hitting the soft points of the reader, killing off numerous vital characters and allowing others to suffer. The reader is instantly heartbroken but cannot help but enjoy the events that unfold. Additionally, Rowling weaves a story that is just as captivating as the earlier stories, constantly reminding you that the end is near. The mood is never too gloomy, and the fear that one has for Harry is always met with the happiness of his friends. In my opinion, this book represents her best writing because it leaves nothing behind and gave me the most closure I have ever experienced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great finish to the Harry Potter Series. It was the most exciting of all the books. Anyone ages 9 and up would like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot happens very quickly in this book but it's still easy to follow. The struggles, internal and external, are interesting to read, to think about, and they keep you interested. It also has the excitement of knowing that the enemy is being weakened while they believe that they are gaining power. The siege of Hogwarts adds tension and there are some exiting moments that you'll just have to read to learn about. It's really a good book with a good conclusion that could lead to more but probably wont.
Amelia444 More than 1 year ago
I have grown up with the Harry Potter series. I have read them many times and everytime I reread them i find something new that I did not notice before. I hope that I can continue reading these books and finding things out about them that I did not notice before. The way that J.K. Rowling wrote the book made it very interesting. There were a lot of plot twists and also romances put into it. There was a lot of action but there were sweet moments put in as well. I wish there was another sequal to this book because I would love to read more from J.K. Rowling. The characters all have very distinct personalities that give the book a good variety. I would deffinatly rate this book a 10/10. I can't wait for the 2nd half of the movie to come out, I hope it is going to be as good as the book. -Amelia R
TreeTrunks More than 1 year ago
if you like harry potter, this is the book for you! It has adventure, romance, and most awesome of all-MAGIC!!!!!!!!! this book is a must-read... i have a copy and i have read it over 15 times! i love it, andit is epic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book I have ever read!!! No book will ever match it. There are some sad parts in it but the greatness of it overlaps it! It made me so sad that its the last one but at least we have the movies!!! I'm gonna reread the whole series soon... I recommend this series to anyone who hasnt read it. Thank you j.k. Rowling for introducing the world of Harry potter!!!
littlemonkey18 More than 1 year ago
I really liked how it ended. The book was very enjoyable to read! I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy!! The book i must admit was a little slow sometimes but other than that it had a little bit of romance comedy and action!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Harry Potter of them all! What an amazing series! I am so sad its over, but so glad all the books are out so I can reread them all the time. I love me some Harry Potter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by FAR the best in the series. I read it last year and I can't wait to forget everything so I can read it again. I couldn't stop reading the book and I really hope J.K. Rowling make a new series. Harry Potter: Next Generation?
Higuys05 More than 1 year ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows was amazing. Harry's search for Horcruxes was interrupted by a whole new thing. No one was expecting that. There were so many more wonderful qualities about this book that were better, but there are too many to list. J.K Rowling continues to stun people by her wonderful books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Harry Potter, and I loved this book. I am such a big fan, I waited FOREVER for this book. And the wait was worth it. It was amazing, it was what I wanted. I think J.K. Rowling finished this series in a perfect way. Deathly Hallows was not my favorite out of the 7 (that was HBP) but I still love it. If you haven't read Harry Potter, you HAVE to read it. I got obsessed with these books, I read it all through out the night when it was released. Everything in this book made sense, I felt a sense of satisfaction at the end. The deaths made me cry, the kiss between Ron and Hermione made me smile. I have to say, the Harry Potter series are the best books I have ever read, and I'm sure alot of people agree with me. Deathly Hallows is a WONDERFUL book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I cried at the end!! *spoiler alert* my fave parts are when Ron stabs the locket with Griffendores sword bc he's was so sweet! and another one is when the Death eaters capture them and the were torchering Hermione (bc, again, Ron was being sweet), and......well I just loved the whole book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BookFiend10 More than 1 year ago
What can I say I read it- even though it took me longer then most, it was a long book so cut me some slack! I very much enjoyed this book and I really hope that everyone else did as well... If you have not began to read the Harry Potter series, then what are you waiting for? You should totally read this series!
Bluedino_01 More than 1 year ago
J.K. Rowling has exceeded my expectations with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The seventh installment in the series is fast-paced, at times difficult to predict, and may likely have you in shock, leaving you turning page after page always craving for more! Although, I have to admit, I was disappointed about the battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort. I was however, ecstatic when I found out the news that Rowling has decided to make an eight book in the series, but admitted that it would take her ten years for her to finish it or even start it. Fingers crossed!
bubblegumarshmalowstudios More than 1 year ago
Totally appropriate, but has a few, okay a lot, of cursing. Other than that, great read! The first three chapters arre boring, but it gets better by the 4th chapter.
PianoMajorIan More than 1 year ago
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is one of my favorite books of all time! The suspense! The drama! The excitement! Never knowing what will come next! This book will put a spell on you, plunging you deep into a world of magic, monsters, and mayhem! This book beautifully ties together all of the other books in an amazing finale! Everyone is wondering, who will win? The Chosen One, the One Who Survived, Harry Potter? Or He Who Must Not Be Named, The Dark Lord, The All Powerful, Voldamort? What will Harry do without Dumbledor? Can he possibly win? Well I won't ruin the book for you, but I will give you a tip. Make sure you pay attention to the small details! This book uses foreshadowing out the wazoo! Spoiler Alert!: Horcruxes play a HUGE part in this book, and Harry must make an impossible choice that will determine whether everyone lives or dies! The dilemma is too much to handle!
Tpink More than 1 year ago
As the last book of the Harry Potter series The Deathly Hallows was a great way to end. Harry makes some sacrifices that puts his life at risk to save others. His struggles and decision make this book a lot more interesting than some of the other books. Unlike the other six years Harry doesn't continue going to Hogwarts for his seven years after deciding it would be too dangerous to return to the one place that Voldemort would easily be able to find him. So being joining by Ron and Hermoine, Harry decides to disappear until he finishes the task left for him by his mentor Dumbledore. Harry set off to find the horcruxes the keep Voldemort from dying. Harry must make decision like he never has before in this book. Harry must also decide who he must trust and who is deceiving him. This book shows you how much Harry has grown over the years at Hogwarts.
Dani-Rians More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this great book!
LovelyReader More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend reading the book before the movie comes out. This book is absolutely brilliant and by far the best in the series. You won't be disappointed!
readingissexy23 More than 1 year ago
I loved the Deathly Hallows. A great ending to the Harry Potter series. I read the whole series this summer and thoroughly enjoyed it! I'm so sad to see it end :( I'm a Harry Potter fanatic now! J.K. Rowling is simply brilliant, and so creative. I hope she writes more books in the future!