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

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Overview

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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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

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
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
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)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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.
Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545010221
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/21/2007
  • Series: Harry Potter Series , #7
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 12,872
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.03 (d)

Meet the Author

J. K. Rowling

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.

Biography

As the often told story goes, J. K. Rowling was on the brink of poverty, receiving welfare when her first Harry Potter book catapulted her into a stratosphere of stardom rarely enjoyed by any writer. While accounts of Rowling's destitution have been greatly exaggerated, her story is still something of a rags-to-riches tale not unlike that of her most famous creation.

Yes, Rowling did briefly receive government assistance after returning to her home country of England following a stint in Portugal, but that ended when she took a fairly well-paying teaching job. Rather than financial hardships, the period between a 1990 train ride from Manchester to London -- during which Rowling first conceived of a "scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard" -- and the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was marked by setbacks of a more personal nature. Her mother passed away. She divorced her first husband, leaving her to raise her daughter alone. The writing career she'd always desired was becoming less and less viable as her personal responsibilities mounted.

Then came Harry, the bespectacled boy wizard she'd first dreamed on that fateful train ride.

The success of the first Harry Potter novel (given the slightly less lofty title of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.), in which the orphaned, seemingly ordinary boy discovers that he is not only a possessor of incredible powers but already a celebrity among fellow wizards, was far beyond anything Joanne Kathleen Rowling ever dared imagine. International praise poured in. So did the awards. Rowling won England's National Book Award and the Smarties Prize for children's literature. The series spawned an equally successful and hotly anticipated series of films starring the young megastars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson and featuring such venerable British actors as Maggie Smith, John Hurt, John Cleese, and Alan Rickman.

Rowling is responsible for introducing several new words and terms into the English lexicon, such as "muggle" (a civilian lacking in wizardly powers) and "Quidditch" (a fast-paced sport played while riding broomsticks). Perhaps most satisfying of all for the mother and teacher was the way she single-handedly ignited the literary pursuits of children all over the globe. Kids everywhere couldn't wait to get their hands on Harry's latest adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is no small feat, considering that the novels tend to be exceptionally lengthy for books aimed at such a young audience (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is just a few pages shy of a whopping 900 pages!). Rowling has said that she conceives of her novels as "real literature," despite the fact that they are written for young people. Perhaps a testament to the literary merit of her books is the fact that they are nearly as popular with teenagers, college kids, and adults as they are with the grammar-school set.

With the massive popularity of her Harry Potter novels, Rowling has achieved similar fame and fortune -- for better and for worse. According to an article in a 2004 edition of Forbes magazine, Rowling's wealth was estimated at 576 million English pounds. In U.S. currency, that made her the very first billionaire author. The downside of that success is the unwanted attention she receives from Britain's notoriously relentless paparazzi. As Rowling lamented to Jeremy Paxton of the BBC, "You know, I didn't think they'd rake through my bins, I didn't expect to be photographed on the beach through long lenses." Rowling has also come under fire from Christian groups who object to her depiction of wizardry and witchcraft and certain critics who contest the "literary merit" of her work. Of course, one must always keep in mind that no one ever achieves Rowling's level of celebrity without having to listen to the griping of naysayers, none of which has impeded her continued success seriously.

Although Rowling could surely sell countless copies of Harry Potter books for as long as she is able to put pen to paper (and she does write much of her work in longhand), she initially conceived of the series in seven installments and has, of course, realized that plan with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. "There will be no Harry Potter's midlife crisis or Harry Potter as an old wizard," she once told the Sunday Telegraph. As for what life after Harry Potter might entail for Rowling, she has suggested quite a number of possibilities, including ideas for adult novels and possible tie-ins to the Hogwarts universe involving periphery characters. Whatever Rowling chooses to do, she has forever guaranteed herself a place alongside Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and L. Frank Baum as one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.

Good To Know

Rowling's parents met on a train, coincidentally from King's Cross station to Scotland. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Rowling was 15, her mother died in the early 1990s. Rowling has a sister, Di, two years younger than she, who is an attorney.

Rowling's publisher requested that she use initials on Harry Potter covers, concerned that if they used an obviously female name, the target audience of young boys might be hesitant to buy them. Rowling adopted her grandmother's middle name, Kathleen, for the "K".

Rowling made a special guest appearance as herself on the hit cartoon show, The Simpsons.

With great success often comes great controversy. Rowling's Harry Potter books landed on a list of banned books because of their depiction of wizardry and witchcraft. However, Rowling regards her place on the list as a feather in her cap, as past lists have included works by such literary giants as Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, J. D. Salinger, and Harper Lee.

Rowling ran into a bit of potential trouble in the wake of stepped-up airline restrictions. While traveling home from New York, she refused to part ways with the manuscript of her still in-the-works final installment of the Harry Potter series during bag inspections. Fortunately, she was allowed onboard without further incident.

In 2001, two Harry Potter tie-in books were published: Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. For those wondering who the mysterious Misters Whisp and Scamander are, well, they are actually both J. K. Rowling. The author donated all proceeds of her pseudonymous books to the charity Comic Relief.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Joanne Kathleen Rowling (full name), "Jo"
    2. Hometown:
      Perthshire, Scotland
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 31, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
    1. Education:
      Exeter University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    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!

    65 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows By J.K. Rowling

    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?

    44 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

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    Love it

    The book is definitely a must read. I have enjoyed reading all the H.P. books from start to finish.

    31 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    The Feel-Bad Book of The Year

    The first three books were an utter joy. Then, along came the other books and death, death, death. Sometimes, those deaths made dramatic sense and carried great weight. But the author herself has admitted she wanted to 'teach children about death.' In the world we live in today - neither children nor adults need such lessons. We live with them every day. So, Rowling, a brilliant and gifted storyteller went from enchanting us to preaching. In doing so, a joyous world of delight and imagination became just another downbeat, unfair, cruel disappointment. An utter disappointment to this devoted fan

    30 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

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    HARRY (AMAZING) POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS

    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

    26 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

    The Last Piece of the Puzzle...

    I have been a fan of Harry Potter ever since I saw the first movie. After I saw it, I knew I had to go get my hands on the books. The last piece of the Harry Potter series was perfect. J.K. Rowling knew exactly what she was doing. She tied up all of the loose ends and she had an answer for everything. Some may say that this book had too many deaths... I just want to let those people know that, if they hadn't noticed, they are in a WAR. With war, comes many deaths obviously. Anyways, this book kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the time I was reading it, and I know that this book gave me what felt like a real ending to a great series.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    Every Potter Fan must read this!

    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.

    19 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2010

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    The number one Harry Potter Fan in 6th Grade and Glendale, Arizona

    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

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2009

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    The Greatest HP Book Ever!

    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.

    17 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2009

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    The Last Book of my First Favorite Series

    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.

    17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2009

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    Best Harry Potter

    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!

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2009

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    Great Conclusion!!

    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!!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2008

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    AMAZING!

    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?

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Amazing Book 10/10

    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

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2011

    LOVELOVELOVELOVE IT!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    OM FREAKY-FREAKIN G

    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!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2011

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    The best ending of a series EVER!!!!

    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!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2010

    HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    The author has never been able to re-capture the magic of the first book in the HP series, and the books have steadily declined until this book was horrible and unreadable. So I bought the book on CD and even Jim Dale sounded bored reading it. I can't imagine 2 movies on this book unless one of them is completely about Harry camping, because he did more camping than anything else. This book wins the award for the worst final book of a series.

    7 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2009

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    Harry Potter, RIP

    So, we all know it wasn't going to be the greatest beacuse it is the last Harry Potter book. It lived up to its standards, being Harry Potter, but the thing that really bugged me was the ending. I really wish there was more . . . I want to know what happens to EVERYONE!

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    A sad book

    There are spoilers below so please stop reading is you don't want to know what happens.

    I first read this final book in the Harry Potter saga the day it came out. Read it in one sitting. Needless to say, I don't remember much. It was a late night of reading. So I've read it again. I remember Rowling stating that 3 main characters would die in this book. However, I felt there were more. Death hits right of the bat with Hedwig, this was very sad, poor owl. Then Mad-Eye, Fred Weasly, Tonks, Lupin, Snape, Voldermort, Dobby, and Harry. The Horcruxes were much more understandable and Albus' black hand was explained as well. I recommend you read the books one right after the other. All the Horcruxes and other little things from the previous books come together in this book. It's a very moving book as Harry has to face his own death. Once the story of Snape is revealed, it's hard to hate him completely. Everything he did for love of a woman. Rowling did a great job with Snape; nasty as he was he turns out to be a bit of a hero.

    Once Voldermort is killed, the book then shifts into the Epilogue which takes place 19 years later. I wish there was more to this. Draco and his family survived and he and Harry meet each other on platform 9 ¾ when sending off their children. However, all that is exchanged is a nod between them. I'd like to have seen more, after all, a big part of the last book and this book revolved around him appointed to killing Dumbledore. It would have been nice to know what exactly Ron and Harry do now that they are adults. Who's the new headmaster of Hogwarts, and what of Luna?

    I've read on the net Rowling is going to write another book in the series, but it could be 10 years from now. I'm eager for another book on Harry Potter as I do truly love these books. Movies are pretty good too, although the books are better (but that's normal for movies made from books).

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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