Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition] - J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition] - J. K. Rowling

'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for...

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Review of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition] - J. K. Rowling"

published 02/08/2008 | rosieemma91
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Pro Great plot, favourite characters return, lots of action
Cons Might not be what everyone wanted for characters who live
Would you read it again?

"Book of the year - or a waste of parchment??"

I bought this book with more than a little trepidation. After the mega media hype it has been getting, I was sure that J.K.Rowling couldn't have written a book as good as it was imagined to be.
Another major issue is the fact that everyone has their own views about Harry Potter and what should happen in the books. Some think he should get it together with Hermione, others think Ginny, some think he should die, others that he should live.
When I opened the book and began to read, I was pleasantly surprised.
It barely includes Hogwarts, which in my opinion, is a shame, but apart from that this is a great story.
Voldemort is back,and the Ministry are having to come to terms with the fact that Dumbledore was right all along. Worse, there's no longer any Dubledore to fight along side them, and he was branded the only one Voldemort ever feared.
The order of the Pheonix are banding together to try and stop a dark takeover, but with Death Eaters and Dementors at every corner, they're finding it harder and harder to face the enemy.
However, despite all of this, Harry has more on his mind.He must complete the task Prof. Dumbledore has left him - find the hocruxes which contain the parts of Voldemort's soul and destroy them.
Througout the story Rowing tries to impress on us a feeling of more than just friendship between Hermoine and Ron, going against everything fans have always said (that Harry and Hermione should be a couple) but strangely you can see how it would work.
Cornelius Fudge is no longer minister, replaced by the harsher, more war ready Rufus Scrimegour.
The story is coupled with that of a legend of three brothers, which speaks of the ultimate invisibility cloak, an Elder wand more powerful than any other wand on Earth and a Resurrection stone, which allows the shadows of the dead to be seen again, so loved ones can talk with you etc.
These end up playing a key part in the story, although don't come into it unti later.
There are quite a few deaths, and side changes as well as major surprises from certain characters.
The climax, is of course, a battle between Harry and Voldemort - which answers the question everyone has been asking - does Harry live?
Well, you'll have to read yourself to find out!
All in all, my opinion is that Rowling did it better than I could've expected, and wrote a book that will be talked about for a very long time.

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  • KenjirO published 01/04/2009
    a nice review ,I think you did a good job ,thank you for your sharing friend
  • wolfatgoogle published 04/08/2008
    I agree with the previous comments - however I can see that you have already taken these suggestions on board, as I can see the improvement to your reviews. Well done!
  • bryspy published 02/08/2008
    I was tempted to give this a helpful as it could have done with a bit more of your own opinion. However, it is a lot better than your earlier reviews. - Bri
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'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.' With these words "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" draws to a close. And here, in this seventh and final book, Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling will reveal all to her eagerly waiting readers. Large type edition

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Children's

Subgenre: Fantasy

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Children's Edition]

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Age: Ages 9-11

ISBN: 0747591059

EAN: 9780747591054


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