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Reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)

Review by sruthi (2012-06-13)
this book is amazing. it is the best of the lot. rest assured that each and every question that arose in the minds of the readers from book 1 will be answered over here. brilliant stuff.
this book takes you on the last journey together with harry. it leaves you gasping for breadth at the turn of every page. it has every thing a person needs in a good book. romance, mystery, friendship and loyalty.

(This review refers to the 2007 version titled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”)

Review by ladylaw (2009-10-14)
When this book first arrived in the post, I expected great things of it. It was after all the final book in the Harry Potter series and the one I had been looking forward towards the most.
However, I couldn't help feeling slightly disappointed upon finishing the book. The biggest disappointment was the fact that the story isn't set at Hogwarts (not until the end at least) and that was always something I enjoyed reading about: Harry's life at school, going to classes, interactions with the teachers and other pupils, playing Quidditch, going to see Hagrid, etc. All that is omitted from this book, to be replaced by the story of Harry's wandering around the country looking for Horcruxes.
This takes up about a third of the book, and I found that whole bit quite boring, to be honest. Not even the visit to Godric's Hollow or Xeno Lovegood did it for me.
On a positive note, I did enjoy the description of the final battle for Hogwarts, even though it also left me crying because we had to say goodbye to some wonderful characters. The very last chapter was a nice addition, though I would have prefered to have a bit more information about what happened to everybody afterwards.
All in all, nobody can deny that JK Rowling wrote a wonderful series of books, to be enjoyed by children and adults alike, which take us away from the everyday world and fly us on a broomstick to the land of magic...

Review by tomau (2007-09-10)
The worst book in the series!
The fourth book is the best in my opinion, and it now seems like the climax of the series, which should be reserved for the last book! All the books after the fourth went downhill, and finally reached the bottom in the seventh.
The plot was pretty much coerced and added nothing to the series, characters were not recognizable, all the deaths were just meaningless, except for one, and answers to some questions were either not resolved, or resolved in some stupid fashion. The humor, which I really liked in the previous books, is almost nonexistent, and what I missed the most was Hogwarts and other characters beside original three.
The beginning was very promising and some of the chapters to the end, but the final confrontation between Harry and Voldemort was just plain ridiculous. And the epilogue wast the worst that I ever read, with later explanation from the author that she will fill the blanks in some kind of encyclopedia. Well, that's just wrong!

Review by StefanY (2007-09-05)
The quest is finally complete. Having just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I can say that if nothing else, I'm satisfied.

Did things go exactly as I expected them to go or even the way that I truly wanted to go? In some cases yes and in others no, but that's why we read, right? J.K. Rowling has done a very nice job wrapping up loose ends and explaining the previously unexplained in this culmination of her much heralded series.

Of all of the books, this one is by far the most complete; leaving the reader feeling sad over the fact that there are no more Potter books to come, but at least a little fulfilled and with a lot less questions than before. Yes, there are tear-jerker moments in the book and things that Harry and his friends could have done much quicker if only they would use their brains. But, overall it is a grand story and the pacing from beginning to end is fairly fast and furious.

I give Rowling an A+ on her efforts and look forward to whatever worlds she decides to take us to next.

Review by amirraslan (2007-08-28)
I finished the book in a week! It does clinch your heart and doesn't let go. I has a lot of expression such as love,anger,hatred,sadness,fear and happiness.A good book I'm sure of that and my whole family is reading it. The best book of the universe if you ask me. Also, I finished my Harry Potter collection.I own the Adult Cover version just to let you know. Just be sure that Joanne Kathleen Rowling (J.K.Rowling) will produce more magic. One last thing please finish this book (and also rate it)!

(This review refers to the 2007 version titled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”)

Review by christine (2007-08-10)
Iíve just finished the last book in the Harry Potter saga and it was, in a word, amazing. From page one this book grabs you by the heart and does not let go. There was sadness, fear, hope, loss, and almost desperate moments of hilarity that came as a welcome relief. At points I cried and at others I cheered right out loud.

This isnít a kidís book anymore. Harry has grown up and so has the story. Rowling has taken her gloves off and she means business. This book is a departure from all the others ó even the darker fifth and sixth books. The wizarding world is in a desperate state and Harry faces challenges beyond any he has faced before.

For those of you who still have not read the book: Hurry up! Make sure you have a box of Kleenex and a full night to stay up reading because you wonít want to put this down.

(This review refers to the 2007 version titled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”)

Review by tollbaby (2007-07-25)
I found this last installment of the Harry Potter series to be the best of the lot (closely followed by Order of the Phoenix). Revealing twist after twist in a bombshell-riddled plot, Rowling had no shame or scruples about sacrificing favorite characters' personalities and lives to finally end the book in a shattering climax.

I'm quite happy with how she knit everything up... it's obvious that a lot of thought went into how she was going to end this monumental story. I noticed part-way through Half-Blood Prince that it seemed that her writing style had changed somewhat since the first book -- it seemed more like she was writing for film now, as opposed to just writing for the fun of it. That changed style of writing is evident in Deathly Hallows as well, but being a big fan of the movies, that isn't a problem for me.

At one point, when one of the characters died, I did actually scream "NO" out loud, just as some of the other characters did, and I sobbed through the rest of the chapter. I'm still a bit sad now... I came to care about these characters so much over the last several years, and it's not only due to the talent of the author, but of the actors who portray them in the films as well. This is one series that truly deserves all the hype and attention it has received.

Generations in the same family can enjoy these books together, and it has caused interest in reading in many people who have never picked up a book for pleasure before. While she may not be the best author in the world, Jo Rowling ought to at least be commended for that. I consider the Harry Potter books, and especially Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, to be a cherished addition to my library, and I plan to enjoy them again and again as time goes on.

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