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

412 Ratings: 3.6
The seventh and final novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.

      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final of the Harry Potter novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 21 July 2007, ending the series that began in 1997 with the publication … see full wiki

Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Children's Books, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic, Arthur A. Levine Books
63 reviews about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry...
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Overly long in the middle, but satisfying conclusion to the series!
review by . May 17, 2009
I read this with great reluctance. I read the whole series with great reluctance. I know my taste well enough, and I had an aching suspicion that this was not going to be to my liking. When I caved, and decided to read the series I did so for two reasons a) to know what all the hype is about and b) because I can be wrong, very wrong about my suspicions.   So I read them, all of them. I also read them quickly.   I noticed some way through the collection that I was attacking the …
review by . February 06, 2009
A fitting conclusion to an amazing series, it had me up at all hours trying to finish and see what happened. As with many final installment books, once you hit the halfway point, it's practically all climax from there on out. In other words, there's no turning back.      My only complaint, and this is minor, is that I felt like it needed a tad more resolution. I wouldn't go so far to describe the ending as abrupt, but I did feel like it left something to be desired, considering …
review by . December 07, 2008
With this final episode of the Harry Potter saga, the series has cemented its place in the annals of classic children's literature. Deathly Hallows is Rowling's masterpiece, probably her best writing to date. While following Harry on his quest to meet at last, face to face, his destiny, readers are treated to not only a fearsome new adventure, but to a fuller understanding of the meanings that underlie all previous enigmas and challenges. Rowling has created characters that run the gamut of human …
review by . March 06, 2008
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final book in the wonderful series by J.K. Rowling is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it's like none of the other Potter books at all. Harry has grown up. There is very little humor, plenty of terror and action, and many, many heartwrenching moments involving the loss of beloved characters, some unexpectedly. The primary point of this book is for Harry, Ron and Hermione to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes mentioned in earlier books. This in …
review by . December 04, 2007
I'm not a fan of this series and have only read two other volumes from it, sporadically. But my wife is an aficionado and so we have all the volumes in our house (as do my daughters and my son in theirs). I guess it's good for J.K. Rowling and her publisher. Certainly it was good for me the other day when, running out of things to read, I picked this one up, the final installment in the much ballyhooed series. As a lover of adventure tales (H. Rider Haggard's and J. R. R. Tolkien's come to mind), …
review by . August 24, 2007
All good things come to an end in this world, including the epic saga of Harry Potter. Harry Potter is about to turn seventeen and is supposed to be entering his last year of school at Hogwarts. But Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters have returned to power and the Dark Lord is determined to kill Harry by his own hand. Harry, Ron, and Hermione don't return to school and set out instead to complete the quest that Dumbledore gave to Harry before his death: to find the Horcruxes holding the various …
review by . August 08, 2007
If you felt, as I did, that books 5 and 6 in the Harry Potter series were overly long and bogged down in the middle, and very little plot progression was made in those books, then take note: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is the payoff for the previous two books, and it pays off so very well.    Unlike the previous two books, J.K. Rowling keeps the story and the plot clipping along steadily for "Deathly Hallows." At over 700 pages, it is impressive that she manages to …
review by . July 30, 2007
Pros: Story--if I say more I will undoubtedly spoil something     Cons: It was only 750 pages long, but that's probably not as bad as all that.     The Bottom Line: How do you bottom line the end of such a popular series?      I can’t think of a more difficult book to review. I am not typically a series reader—I’ve long been of the mind that if you cannot say it in one book, then pare it down or find another way to express what …
review by . July 26, 2007
This is not a perfect book. But then again, the Harry Potter series is not a perfect series. It has flaws, though many of them, particularly the two-dimensional villians, are fixed in this, the (apparently... possibly... probably...), final chapter of the series.    You already know the plot. There's a decent chance you already know the ending. I knew it before I started to read the book, but despite that fact, I found this an astonishingly good read.    J …
review by . July 23, 2007
**THERE ARE NO SPOILERS IN MY REVIEW!**    That being said, one CANNOT talk about anything, without giving some of it away, even if it is without specifics, and if it is all in generalizations. Read on only if you don't mind having minor themes, details, and feelings about the book revealed.    I think the Harry Potter brand is becoming the new Disney brand, in as much as it is becoming as popular and well known as the Disney brand. That can be a good thing, …
review by . July 23, 2007
It will be for others to dissect this one, to offer their opinions on what Rowling should or should not have done in terms of plot. I would suggest--gently, as Dumbledore would have done, I think--that we are somewhat arrogant if we presume to tell her how the characters of her own creation should or should not behave. Throughout the series, Rowling has proven to be consistent--true to the personalities of her characters, never resorting to trite manipulation, always offering her readers a valid …
review by . July 22, 2007
Having pored for hours over the last 6 books and having spent so much time reading the theories on Mugglenet, there were still enough twists in the last book to keep me enthralled. Some of the theories came close to the truth, only because JKR had given us several clues in the previous books, and some fans guessed better than the rest of us.     This book more than others showed us clearly that everyone has shades of gray in them given their motivations and the circumstances …
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