Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: A Review (HP# 7)

Goodreads Description:

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.

My Review:

I was listening to this book as I was reading, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I thought it was kind of fun to be right where Harry Potter's story ended and his son, Albus's, began.

I listened to the majority of this book as I was driving back to college in Idaho from Arizona. My dad came along with me to help me move in and made the comment, "I don't remember any of this from the movie."

I laughed.

Although this book was made into two movies, there was a lot taken out and/or channged. However, I still loved going back to the original.

So much happens in this book that defines who Harry, Hermione, and Ron are. They are faced with trials beyond any they've faced before, and if it weren't for Hermione and Nevill, they would all be dead.

Because let's face it, Hermione kept Harry and Ron alive, and Nevill kept Dumbledore's Army alive while the trio were hunting horcuxes.

My favorite aspect of this book was coming to know Dumbledore better. We see how he became the man he was, the intelligent, caring headmaster who took care and taught so many students to be the best wizard and witches they could be.

I love Harry Potter, and maybe in a few years, I'll be listening to this series again.

4.5 out of 5!

1 comment:

  1. I really do love this series, sorry this wasn't the best book for you but I'm glad that you liked it.