Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

harry potter week

Happy Valentine’s Day!! 

I hope that everyone is having a great Valentine’s Day! I’m not a huge fan of the “holiday” I actually don’t consider it one. This has nothing to do with me being single my entire life, no not at all. It’s really because one single day shouldn’t be dedicated to appreciating your loved ones, when it should be everyday! Anyway, I hope you had a great day with your significant others, family, friends, and pets (because they’re family, too). Today marks the final day of Harry Potter Week! I’ll miss it! I really enjoyed the series and it became one of my favorites.

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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Published: July 21, 2007
759 pages
Source/Edition: Bought at Amazon, Special Edition Paperback
Summary provided by Goodreads:

Harry 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 fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?
The epic finale to an epic series.

My Review

5stars

This was a great ending to a great series. The story picks up real fast at Privet Drive, where certain characters actually surprise you. The first battle, Battle of Seven Potters, was really fantastic. However, once the plans are made and Harry sets off to finish Dumbledore’s work with the horcruxes, the story does slow down a bit. I can’t say that it was entirely boring but it did take me a while to read through. There was a lot of drama involved during that time, instead of action. There were times of suspense and mystery. There were questions all throughout and you start seeing who’s really on Harry’s side and Voldemort’s. The story goes into crazy mode when the final battle ensues. It really was amazing seeing all these people who feared Voldemort but still decided to fight for what was right! I wish that there weren’t that many losses but it was more realistic this way. You lose a lot of lives during war, none of which are insignificant.

Overall, the series has become one of my favorites. I love the progression of the books and how the themes and plots paralleled the age of those reading and the main characters. It was really creative and a lot of fun to read. It was an easy read but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t get feels because trust me, you get a whole bunch of that.

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The movies were great but the second was definitely better. The first was more introductory, which I figured would happen since they split the movie into two. Even though the first movie was slow, I felt it was necessary to split it because the second movie needed to have all those details concerning the war. It’s really sad having to say goodbye to the series and the movies! It was probably even harder for those who actually grew up with the books. These two movies were probably the most detailed and accurate movies and I really appreciated that. They had more availability in scenes because of the extended time but even then, they still changed stuff and took out scenes. I think that my favorite scene of this film (and book) was Snape’s memories!

xoxoanj

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