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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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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, 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. The novel has also been translated into numerous languages, including Ukrainian, Swedish, Polish and Hindi.
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. Reception to the book was generally positive, although some reviewers found the characters to be repetitive or unchanging. A ...