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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The seventh and final novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.

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The ending of a Great Series!

  • May 18, 2010
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What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?
As I read I thought that I felt sad the entire time. To know that this was the end of the series, I was heartbroken that there was not another to look forward to. 
 

Who would you recommend this reading to and why?
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who has read the others, or even to anyone who hasn't read any; although I suggest they start with number one. 
 

Consider the setting.
Once again back to the characters that have made these stories loved so dearly. This time the twist of being away from the school makes the entire story more interesting and less predictable. Quite a great idea. 
 

Consider the story/plot.
She ended the series in a wonderful way, without giving anything away, she wrapped up all loose ends and gave it a miraculous ending. 
 

Consider character development.
The characters are fully grown now and the circle of life is coming around. 
 

Consider themes and motifs.
She stuck to the wizarding theme which was quite smart considering that it is what drew people in in the first place. 
 

Consider literary elements used, such as metaphors
J.K. Rowling is one of the greatest authors for being able to appeal to audiences of all ages. Her use of literary elements were enough for a child to understand, yet complex enough for an adult to enjoy. 
 

What was the message/purpose of the writing?
It ended the tale of Harry Potter's journey through the wizarding world and helped him find his place in life. 
 

Compare and contrast reading with other book types
Very fun and upbeat for a plot. Easy for all ages to follow. Not specific to any type of reader. 
 

Compare and contrast reading to movie adaptations.
Close enough to the movies that it made sense, yet there will always be small differences when a book is turned into a film. 
 

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Reflect on the author.
J.K. Rowling is amazing. For her to come up and come so far is incredible. 
 

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review by . August 31, 2011
I'd read all six of the Harry Potter series long ago, and yet I held off longer still to finally open the covers of the massive final volume in this remarkable series. For young adults, it's said, yet I wonder that just as many adults haven't delved into this magical tale of wizardry and a hero's quest. Who of us doesn't enjoy such grand storytelling of adventure and challenge met? I'd put it off, no doubt, because I didn't really want to be done with it, but curiosity finally reeled me in.    J …
review by . February 14, 2010
It was with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) that I was hooked on Harry Potter, as J. K. Rowling's growing skill as a writer, her growing audience's growing maturity, and her ability to focus on a core of characters we cared about culminated in a series that had lasting power. Deathly Hallows captures "Year 7" and the end of the Hogwarts experience for Harry, Ron, and Hermione.     But this will be a year unlike any other! Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now outcasts in …
review by . June 22, 2010
***series spoilers below***      After years of preparing ourselves for the fate of boy-wizard Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the series’ final installment, offers enough suspense and surprise to keep us as entertained as its six predecessors. Dumbledore is dead, Death Eaters have overtaken the wizarding world, and Harry leaves number four, Privet Drive for the last time in a dangerous escape that costs the first of many lives. To make matters worse, …
review by . August 03, 2010
Being a Harry Potter Fan I Had to Read This Book, and I Simply Couldn't Put it Down.
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review by . May 18, 2010
In my opinion, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was an impressive end to my favorite book series of all time. When I originally read the first Harry Potter book I had my doubts as to whether I would even like the content. After all, it seemed like a book series aimed at children that produced a following of massive proportions and usually I did not want to participate in the thing that appealed so greatly with the masses. However, I was greatly mistaken. I thoroughly …
Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
   Great finish to the Harry Potter series.  It is quite different with pretty much no Hogwarts making it a fresh finish to the series.
review by . July 14, 2010
   I didn't start reading the Harry Potter books until shortly before this book was published.  In some ways I consider myself lucky, as I didn't have to wait around to find out what was going to happen; however,  I also feel that I had cheated myself by missing out on the whole Harry Potter craze.   I had dismissed this wonderful series as being juvenile. I was so incredibly wrong!   The last novel of the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" …
review by . June 17, 2010
Every decade or so a book--or in this case, a series of books--comes along that for some reason gains incredible popularity and inspires a generation to read, write and talk about. Harry Potter is that series for my generation. Having read the first book and fallen in love with Harry Potter when J.K. Rowling was still an unknown author, after ten years to see the series come to an end was a bittersweet event. I had grown up with Harry quite literally. As luck would have it I was usually the same …
review by . June 21, 2010
    I would recommend this book series. This is the last Harry Potter book, and is full of action. Harry, Ron and Hermione skip their last year of school to go hunting for Horcruxes. Horcruxes are made when you murder, and they are hunting the remaining of the seven Horcruxes of Voldemort. While hunting them, they discover the Hallows. There are three, the resurrection stone, the Elder Wand, and the Invisibility Cloak. The Cloak is already in Harry's possession, and …
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Harry Potter and the Plot Device. It read like a video game, and the end wasn't satisfying. But I kinda grew up with it, so I'm loyal. Like new Star Wars.
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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 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury Publishing, in the United States by Scholastic, in Canada by Raincoast Books, and in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin. Released globally in ninety-three countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever. It sold 15 million copies in the first twenty-four hours following its release,[1] including more than 11 million in the U.S. and U.K. alone. The previous record, nine million in its first day, had been held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[2] The novel has also been translated into numerous languages, including Ukrainian,[3] Swedish,[4] Polish[5] and Hindi.[6]

Several awards were given to the novel, including the 2008 Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award, and it was listed as a "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association.[7] Reception to the book was generally positive, although some reviewers found the characters to be repetitive or unchanging. A ...

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ISBN-10: 0545010225
ISBN-13: 978-0545010221
Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Children's Books, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic, Arthur A. Levine Books
Format: Novel
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