Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

Rating: 10/10

Published: 2007
Number of pages: 607
ISBN: 0747591054

Started: 21 July 2007
Finished: 22 July 2007

Summary (taken from blurb):

Harry Potter is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing - if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

Wow! What a phenomenal end to a great series! I won't put any spoilers here so don't worry about me ruining it for you. I absolutely bawled my eyes out at so many different parts. The book is full of action and excitement and terrible tragedy. What a ride!

There is very little I would have liked done differently, which says a lot, because there are so many things about this book that could have been unsatisfactory. Possibly the only thing I would have changed (that is, left out altogether) was the epilogue: it just wasn't necessary, I felt.

I'm still slightly overwhelmed with the whole thing, and therefore can't think of much else to say except that this is one brilliant book and has now overtaken Goblet of Fire as my favourite HP book!

As far as my predictions go (SPOILERS COMING UP - DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK!) I did OK on some and not so well on others. I was right about Snape of course! Hooray! I had read theories that he was in love with Lily, but never really believed them. I was also right about Dumbledore and Sirius being gone for good, although I'm glad they both made appearances. Man! That scene when Harry was walking to his death was incredible! I wasn't quite right about whether or not he would die. If you had read my earlier post, you'll remember that I was leaning one way slightly more than the other - the wrong way as it turns out!

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