Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Children's Edition

by J. K. Rowling

July 21, 2007 | Hardcover

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Children's Edition is rated 4.6216 out of 5 by 111.
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing--if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with? Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him... In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 608 pages, 8.04 × 5.38 × 1.78 in

Published: July 21, 2007

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1551929767

ISBN - 13: 9781551929767

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The Man Who Lives. And Loves. After several thousand pages of story, spread out over seven books, we have completed the tale of The Boy Who Lived becoming The Man Who Lives. We have witnessed love and death, life and hatred, trust and jealously, and wisdom and betrayal. Harry, Hermione and Ron have bonded into a trinity of wonder. And it is simply smashing. J.K. starts with how years of built up loyalty brings forth volunteers to help evacuate Harry from the Dursleys residence. A spell created by his mother's love kept him alive. Now his friends love will help save him. The powers of good emotions permeate and fill Harry's life, and in so many instances raise him up. This idea becomes a tragedy as the first action set in Hallows gets underway with explosive results. I find it ultimately impressive how J.K. plotted this whole section, from the clues dropped to shock endings to Hermione's wise forethought. All parts come together masterfully to launch the next leg of the story. While many fans have maligned this long middle stretch, I adored it. Having just the three principles interact and clash with each other makes logical and emotional sense. Baggage of various types they all harbour has to be hashed out so that the final transition from youth to adult can be completed. The love triangle that only existed in the certain Potterheads hearts is finally dispelled here, with Hermione and Ron admitting their feelings. Ron's insecurities being force fed angry emotions, causing him to confront his nature and mature. Hermione's slow realization not everything in magic is quantifiable. And Harry seeking closure and some solace in regards to his parents deaths. One event, happening after the Manor escape, is the massively mournful death of one the most innocent characters of all. Dobby the free house elf was one of our favourites. His devotion to Harry is earned, tried and true, with so many of us wishing for a Dobby in our lives. He did not have much in the way of physical possessions, but was ever thankful for what he owned. And the infection of Harry and Hermione's radical idea of house elf freedom, something we all consider so right and natural, made Dobby a pariah among his people. A stigma he held in high esteem. He died freely helping his friend Harry Potter. Which made him happy. RIP Dobby, you deserve it. For the inevitable conclusion, the Hogwarts Three journey back to their old school for the final battle. They find out that Neville has become the man he was always meant to be, a development this Neville booster was waiting for. I always knew he would emerge as a formidable force in this war, it was just a matter of time. With massive reinforcements arriving in droves, giving my fanboy heart giddy palpitations, we see the final battle gearing up. Deaths pile up, and sorrow follows as beloved characters leave the tapestry. Fred. Tonks. Lupin. Colin. All shock. All causing grief. With the realization at this point of Dumbledore's troubled past and indiscretions, followed with Snape's confessionals, I find myself in conflict. My forgiveness of Albus and his youthful lust for power engenders much headway from me. Maybe it is because he dedicated decades of the remainder of his time to fighting the good fight and doing nice deeds, or his now gentle manner, but I tend to overlook this earlier aspect of him. Snape, even with this unrewarded love for Lily being a motivating factor, still does not court my approval. The pain and guilt of her death still haunts Severus, motivating his secret help to Harry, but sometimes under duress from Dumbledore's painting. Snape still seems bitter and nasty and slightly unrepentant all this time later. My own forgiveness of Snape is absent because the past several years his love for Lily never translated to paternal feelings to Harry, but as a confused reminder of his dislike to James. Grow up Severus. Dumbledore did. Harry did forgive you, something I am still grappling with. I hope the daughter's middle name is Minerva. Maybe the wonderful soul searching scene with Harry and the Resurrection Stone brings about this enlightenment. J.K. hits just the right notes, with Harry's mortality being focused on, coupled with those ghostly visits, to complete his emotion journey. Of course they will come with him on his final trip. They love him. And that is the reason he survives so much in his last few fights with Voldermort. Tom has never known love, and seems to glorify in this fact. This primal emotion of goodness that saved Harry, depowered Voldemort, and helped Harry grow and survive, was the one thing that also caused the ultimate defeat of evil. Love is all you need is not just a classic Beatles lyric, but is what Harry Potter is all about. Love. And as for those last few pages, bringing the coda into a future full of love and hope and caring, thank you J.K. Pure tears of joy and happiness. You created a wonder. Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AN ABSOULT SUCCESS! Harry Potter and the deathly hallows wraps up the series beautifully. With no doubt the best book of the century, from fatal deaths, romantic interactions and good powering over evil. This book has a magical world you won't want to miss 3
Date published: 2011-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff Love the Harry Potter Series. Can't say the last one is great for all ages as there is some emotional parts but still one of the best series
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad and tired ending for Harry Well here we are.. on the seventh and FINAL volume of the famous Harry Potter series. This is where everything gets settled once and for all with that nasty Voldemort character. With just 600 pages to wrap it all up, you would think that Ms. Rowling would come out flying. You would think this but you would be wrong... The first hundred pages mostly deal with a Weasly brother's wedding and then as the main characters hide in the woods for the next couple of hundred pages, things don't seriously get started until the halfway point! The remaining three hundred pages are very active but they almost feel rushed - as if the editor was whispering to the author offstage - "You have to go out there, the audience is waiting for you..." All in all, a disappointing end to a decent series that was excellent at the beginning and slowly degraded into bloated melodramas by the fourth book. If you are looking for excellent YR books, ask your local retailer or librarian - there are MANY alternatives to this series. Like McDonalds, it is not the best fare but perhaps the most famous. I will always be grateful to Ms. Rowling for jumpstarting the YR and fantasy genres - that contribution will live on for some time. All the same, I have no desire to reread these stories...
Date published: 2010-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible This book was great for finishing off the series. However, there were certain "events" that transpired (death) that were difficult to read about. Well written and brought together in an exciting way. Again, there is a big issue with the epilogue. It's terrible! After waiting years for these books to be released and for the series to finally end, the fanatical readers (such as myself), expected a lot more of the "afterwards" epilogue.
Date published: 2009-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great ending to the series! This is probably one of the best Harry Potter books. It's exciting the whole way through! The only thing I didn't like about it was the length. i thought it could have been a lot longer. At some parts it seemed rushed, however this just my be not wanting it to end! This book is a fantastic end to Harry's adventure!
Date published: 2009-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll Miss You Harry! It was as intricate and wonderful as any other Harry Potter book. It is satisfying to have all those loose ends tied up.
Date published: 2009-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from NICE BOOK It is greate book. No one should miss it out.
Date published: 2009-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Probably not my favorite book in the series (that would have to be book 4), but still incredibly good. Besides just enjoying the whole story and many different exciting parts i especially loved the part with Snape. I loved the chapter completely dedicated to him, and honestly his story was what made the book for me. Would recommend people read it if only for that.
Date published: 2009-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Last Book :D So many things to find out, and all explained in about 600 pages ! I really loved this last book, and it was - in a way - different from the other 6 books because the setting changes every couple chapters, and the main characters aren`t in one place the whole time. The epilogue was just a nice end to the series (: I loved the whole series ^^ 5/5
Date published: 2009-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from i read all 6 books for this ending found this book to be extremely disappointing. Other reviews have gone extensively into the plot holes and screeching halt that character development (especially of the trio) came to. I won't rehash any of that here. My bone to pick is with the character resolution of Snape. I'm an older reader, so while I enjoyed the trio I was drawn more to the ambiguous character of Snape. His sarcastic/dry/dark/cruel personality contrasted with his continually saving Harry, being a member of the Order of the Phoenix and having Dumbledore's absolute trust drew me in. I really was curious to see how the contradictions would be resolved. I had a feeling when I read OotP how it would go down. As soon as I read the scene where Snape calls Lily a mudblood I knew there was more to their relationship... I immediately thought "oh no. Please don't let the sole reason for anything good in Snapes character be something so melodramatic as a decades unrequited love for Lily Potter." Alas...that was how it turned out. I was hoping to see some depth in Snape's reasons for turning on Voldemort. That Snape loved Lily, a person who died because of his actions, was a good starting point. But I felt like there should have been much more to what made Snape do the right thing at the end of the day. There were brief scenes involving a difficult childhood that were never elaborated on. A mention of Snapes mother but nothing more. There were strong parrallels between Harry, Snape and Voldemort that got one line in the last book. For such a seemingly complex character the motivations of the majority of his actions turned out to be simplistic. The scene where he asks Dumbledore about the fate of his soul in regards to killing him, hints at depth but it never evolves. I would have like to see that his redemption started with his love for Lily Potter and grew from there. Unlike some reviews I've read, I wasn't terribly upset that Snape died. I loved the character but felt a happily ever after would have been difficult to write. Certainly possible but I wasn't expecting it. I was more annoyed at how he died. I was hoping for a noble death. The revelation of whose side Snape was on was such a key point in the narrative. Harry especially owes his life several times over to Snape. Harry's success was as directly tied to Snape as it was to Dumbledore. It seemed so anticlimactic to kill him off before the final battle and before the final revelation of his loyalties. I had expected him to stand with Harry Potter and co in the end. After years of prostrating himself before Voldemort he deserved the chance to tell the guy off. One point in the resolution of the relationship between Snape and Harry really irked me. Snape was only protecting Harry out of a love for Lily so Snape really believed Harry to be the arrogant little brat he treated him as. I had honestly been expecting part of Snapes treatment of Harry to have been a way to keep a certain distance between a Death Eater and The Boy who Lived. If Snape was so excellent at reading minds wouldn't a glimpse into Harrys serve to change his? I couldn't reconcile a character capable of doing what Snape did with that sort of willful ignorance. In any case Snape never lied to or manipulated Harry like Dumbledore did. He was a jerk to be sure, but his decision to protect Harry's life for its own sake never wavered. He never viewed the boy as a pawn as Dumbledore seemed to. In many ways Snape turned out to be the bravest (while still flawed) character in the novel. For me, Snape represented the moral struggle that I look for in fiction. Harry Potter and the gang were on the right side, they always had been and their victory against evil was inevitable from the first word of the Sorcerer's Stone. There was no real moral struggle in Harry Potter's story because there was never any conflict for him over whether or not to do the right thing. And what little there was can now be explained away by the piece of Voldemorts soul that Harry carried. Snape on the other hand had to struggle and earn his redemption. For Snape his good actions were a choice and for me those are always the most interesting characters. The final unraveling of Snape felt like it should have been much less predictable, much less melodramatic and more complex than it was. In the end Snapes back story was another aha! moment in the text to magically (no pun intended) give the trio the exact knowledge they needed, at the exact moment they needed it to get one step closer to the final battle.(Was anyone else really sick of the pensieve conveying crucial information at this point?) And my oh my the final battle, anti-climactic and contrived come to mind.
Date published: 2009-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfying Conclusion As everyone knows, this is the last book in the Harry Potter series. Since it's hard to imagine anyone reading this book that hasn't already read the first 6 books and is therefore a fan, there really isn't much I need to say. If you have got to the point in the series that you are ready for this book, why would you not read it? It could be a complete dog (which it isn't) and you would still read it if for no other reason then to find out what happens. Luckily, this book is great. Rowling has grown tremendously as a writer with each successive Potter book. Action packed, less than predictable, great characters and interactions between them, clever and imaginitive, it brings the series to a satisfying conclusion. Fans may be sorry to see the series end, but at least they are given a sense of closure.
Date published: 2009-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OOH HARRY! oh YEAH...THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK OF THE SERIES ...if not, it would have been disapointing. i don't need to talk about the story but it gets really good... THIS is an adventure and every emotion is involved. You have to read this book...and i just want to read it again!!! The end is perfect and don't let place for misunderstanding... i love the epilogue and particulièrement...la dernière phrase!!!!! un mot!! WOW! i still have memories, images of this book in my head!!! conclusion: this is a great finale from Rowwwwling!!!!! sorry for my excesive use of the exclamation point! ! ! !
Date published: 2009-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JK Rowling is BRILLIANT!!! What a story! What an adventure! I could not have guessed how it will all progress to the end of the series and the journey was exciting and amazing. I could not have guessed what the END would be and IT did not disappoint. This book offered new concepts (how is that possible after 6 other amazing books?). I recommend reading all 7 books as if they are one and be prepared to be amazed on how JK Rowling, even though each book has its own identity, was able to connect it all from beginning to end. This book ends the series in such a way that one does not really want it to continue. After all Harry has been though, I can only be thankful to have 'lived' his story with him. It seems almost like intruding to read more about his life after this when he's already given so much. Thank you JK Rowling, Long Live Harry Potter!
Date published: 2009-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jam packed with mystery and action! I absolutely adored this book! Many questions were just begging to be answered before I read it and it took a few reads to be able to take it all in. I was a bit disappointing that it wasn't really a Hogwarts adventure, but it never would have been able to end with that. Fantastic read!
Date published: 2009-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book ever! one of the best books i have ever read. the characters are well developed. the story line is a little confusing but makes sense the second time around. overall its one the greatest books of all time!(and it also got the world record for most book sales in 24 hrs!)
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deathly Hallows This is the seventh and final book of the Harry Potter series. In my opinion, this was the best book of the series. Voldemort has gained control of the Ministry of Magic, leaving Harry Potter on a most wanted list. The wizard world has turned against Harry and Voldemort can't wait for Harry to be killed. Ron, Hermione and Harry take the year off from Hogwarts and live on the run from the wizard world. Their mission: find and destroy all of the pieces of Voldemort's soul. This book is filled with danger, adventure, suspense and true friendship. The book is filled with moments that will make you laugh, cheer and cry. The book also gives a glimpse into the future, where the story of Harry Potter is finally wrapped up. The perfect finale.
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best I have read every book in this series 3 times. They are so amazingly good!This book was the perfect ending. Two words: EPIC SUCCESS!
Date published: 2009-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great ending with many twists Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling is the seventh and last book in the series. It is extremely important to read these books in order, otherwise you will not find them enjoyable, because of the many things that are mentioned from previous books. I found it exceptionally good, especially because I was expecting that it would be predictable as a result of what happened in the previous book. The sixth book mentioned that Harry would be in search for the remaining Horcruxes, and he was, but it was more interesting than that. I loved the ending too, it showed a brief glimpse of nineteen years in the future, when Harry should be thirty-six years old. I never expected the series to end, but the ending was not disappointing at all. Here, Harry discovers many secrets of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape's pasts and discovers treasures that he had never imagined before. Harry was shown as a caring father that understood the feelings of children. The only thing I wished was mentioned in the end was what had happened with the Dursleys. As with the other books, J.K. Rowling's writing style was amazing; I was really impressed. SPOILERS: Harry is about to come of age and his protection charm that his mother had given him will be lifted off. Voldemort is taking over the wizarding world slowly, and his Death Eaters are on the lookout for Harry. The Order of the Phoenix must escort Harry out of his Aunt's home and into safety before the protection wears off. With Professor Dumbledore gone, Harry is left with the task of locating and destroying the remaining five Horcruxes, in which Voldemort has placed a part of his soul, so that he could live forever. Somehow, Harry must find the missing clues, all of the information that Dumbledore failed to tell him, on his own. Luckily, his friends Ron and Hermione won't let him go alone. With their help, watch Harry's adventure as he sets up on a nearly impossible mission tracking down Horcruxes and discovering the Deathly Hallows of the way. The Deathly Hallows are three items that make the one who possesses them all, the master of death. They are merely legend, the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand in existence; ring that allows people to return from the dead (to a certain extent); and the invisibility cloak to hide from death. The ideas presented in this adventure of Harry's were extremely creative, with many plot twists that I would not have expected. I still cannot believe this series ended, I was hoping it would last forever. 5/5
Date published: 2009-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Storyline The all time Harry Potter novel we have waited for years. You'll be captivated by it's most compelling storyline to those who are new to Harry Potter. Though the parts i hateabout the book is when some of the characters have died, and to avoid spoilers, i'm not going to say who.
Date published: 2009-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well.. I must say, I was expecting a lot more. The whole first half of the book was quite slow. I was hoping there would be a bit more action the way people were going on about the final book.
Date published: 2008-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERRRR J.K Rowling has outdone herself this time. When I finished this book I couldnt BELIEVE that Harry Potter was over, but this was by far the BEST way to end the greatest series EVERR. I didnt think that she would be able to tie everthing together because I had so many questions while I was waiting for the last one. SO many people died during this book, the sadest one **SPOILER** would have to be Voldemort, because that signaled the end of Harry Potter. Now i only have one question... why did it have to end ?
Date published: 2008-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The end This book is missing an important element of its predecessors in the series; Hogwarts itself. Although taking a whole new turn with the plot, it is satisfying (and sad) to see the series come to an end. This will definitely please PotterFans worldwide.
Date published: 2008-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERB!!!!!!!! The best series out there! Props to Rowling for creating an amazing imaginary world that a reader could dive into. Honestly, each time I read a Harry Potter book I could not put it down until it was done. I absolutely love this series and would recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2008-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Previously published August 8, 2007 at: http://5riversnews.blogspot.com/2007/08/harry-potter-deathly-hallows.html The much hyped and awaited last installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, arrived in our home last Thursday. A good read. Was it fabulous? No. Will I remember this series with great fondness? No. Is this one of those literary accomplishments that will twine through my memories and my sensibilities in years to come? No. Which brings me to the conclusion I am mildly disappointed by the series. Oh sure, yes, it started as a children's story. It did get a whole generation of children reading. All of that is laudable. But do I understand the mania behind this? Not really, although I must admit I've been a small and not as passionate part of that mania. So I start asking myself, why the disappointment? I think much of it has to do with the craft of writing, things I suppose the average person wouldn't much care about. These are essentially fast food books. (Of course, I'm one to cast disparaging remarks! JK Rowling is the woman who is richer than the Queen of England, while my best year as a writer garnered about $10,000CDN.) But I digress. I kept expecting Harry to 'come of age', to stop whining about all the things he'd lost and finally stop bumbling around and use his intellect. Rowling had him led by the nose through this final installment. Almost every break he had was at someone else's hands. He did practically no digging on his own, demonstrated very little initiative other than a fascination with the dark horrors of Voldemort's mind. I couldn't help but feel that Rowling herself sort of bumbled around through the stories, working without a well-thought out and crafted plot outline. Very little consideration was given to character motivation and development. Some, but very little. It read to me as: he did this, and then he did that, and then they went here, and then they went there. With very few exceptions, it is Hermoine who makes the decisions about where they will go when they're 'on the lamb', so to speak. And any of Harry's reasons are purely indulgent and selfish, without any sense of sacrificing what he wants for 'the greater good', which is a line oft used without effect in the novel. Frankly, the most complex and interesting character by far is Snape, who gets only cursory treatment in this story and only in summation, a far more interesting villain than Voldemort, who is so pat and cardboard. Yawn. No fear generated there. Same old thing. I am all powerful. I kill, kill, torture, torture. Next. Rowling had all the elements there at her disposal, but refused to take up the challenge. Even Darth Vader was more fascinating than Voldemort. Predictable, predictable. As was Harry, really. I read a CBC review in which the critic waxed poetic (rare for this particular critic) and confessed to weeping through the last 100 pages. Really? There was only one scene that brought me to tears, and before you start thinking I'm not the sort to cry, stand corrected. I'm the one who cries over sappy commercials, tender moments. Heck, on a hormonal day I've been known to cry over beautiful ripe tomatoes. So Rowling failed to move this sentimentalist. And in the end I didn't have that sense of fulfillment and longing I've had with other memorable novels: The Lord of the Rings, Jude the Obscure, Lavondyss, Tigana. Will I go back and re-read these stories? Yes. But not often, I don't think. Not the way I've read and re-read so much of Charles de Lint, Guy Gavriel Kay, C.J. Cherryh, Tolkien, Steinbeck, Richard Adams, Holdstock, Pauline Gedge, Orson Scott Card, Thomas Hardy, to name a few. So, yeah, pleasant summer read. But not memorable.
Date published: 2008-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!!!!!!!!! i have read this book over 6 times and i am still emotional about what happened. When I read this book I cant put it down. The best of the harry potter seris by far(not that all of the others arent fantastic). Yet again J.K. Rowling has outdone herself. one million stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2008-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The end of a magical journey Growing up with Harry Potter was certainly an adventure. I was one of the extremely satisfied fans with this novel. Watching thousands of screaming fans at our Midnight Event made it that much better. The end of Harry, Ron and Hermione's journey was heartwarming. Although there were moments that tore me apart and left me upset for week on end, the way the story ends left me satisfied. I have read this book over and over again dozens of times, and still find it thrilling. This was probably my favourite in the series, along with the Prisoner of Azkaban. Hopefully the movie will be just as magical. Well done, JKR. You have produced yet again a masterpiece, and hopefully not your last...even if its not about Harry.
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Non-stop action. Finally. deaths occur, maiming and other bad stuff. Every plot comes full circle and you still don't know if Snape is good or bad until the end, along with a few other characters. Throw in stuff about legends, blood lineage and even sex if you read through the lines. This was an excellent series...Hope Rowling has a few other ideas for another series already in the oven...
Date published: 2008-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Book Of All Time The amazing conclusion to the best series ever! Some of the saddest deaths ever, I cried. But also some of the best couples ever! The MOST AMAZING good/evil showdown at hogwarts! And the ending is so cute. It is positively amazing how much J.K. Rowling has developed this world even just in her head.
Date published: 2008-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from He who must not be named [: Harry Potter is AWESOME. Anyone dare to disagree?
Date published: 2008-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wow! More for the imagination.
Date published: 2008-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mean why how could they put this on the 50 percent off list gah mean gaaaaaaahh
Date published: 2008-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary This was the last segment of a spellbinding series woven by a masterful author. With the amazing end to this legendary series, sadness also follows suit because the adventures of Harry Potter are over. This book, different from the others because the trio wasn't in school, gave it a different atmosphere. The reader got first-hand expierence in the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts. The characters have matured a lot more due to the pending doom that Voldemort imposes on them. You see a new, more grown-up side of the characters. It is a must read. Many people grew up reading about the adventures of Harry Potter and were all sad at seeing it come to an exciting conclusion.
Date published: 2008-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW wow, wow, wow, wow, an amazing way to end this amazing seris this book has everything expected by harry potter fans. its is the darkest and scariest of all (but thatjust makesit better!) and it ties up most of the lose ends but leaves some for you to think about and tie up yourself...
Date published: 2008-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it! I give it a four because it seemed rushed. However I found it a lot better then the way Half Blood Prince was written. This one didn't seem like it was Fanfiction the way Half Blood Prince did. The characters seemed back to their old selves. I know a lot of people were irritated by a lot of the camping scenes but it seemed to fit for me. I think the only parts of the book I didn't like was the final battle between Harry and Voldemort and the Epilogue. I hated the name Albus Severus, it makes Harry's son sound like an old man. I think the battle between Harry and Voldemort should have had more action. Everyone else had to duel and some even died. Harry just had to disarm Voldemort and he was dead. Also the part about the Taboo, there was a couple of times when Harry and Hermione said the name while they were on the run and nothing happened. Other then that though, I loved it.
Date published: 2008-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overrated What should have been revealed throughout the whole series is blown out in a final jumble of a last book. Too many ideas in one place, and Rowling even bothers to create a new idea that ends the series when the end of the story should relate to the various elements to the series. The elder wand mumbo jumbo was too farfetched.
Date published: 2008-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I loved this book!!!! All my friends say Harry's a loser, but I think it's great. I love the suprise ending
Date published: 2008-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! This is the best harry potter book yet and it is so wonderful It explains everything and answers all of the questions I had from Half-Blood Prince! and it is the best book ever! You should buy this book it is worth the money trust me! and when you finish the series you should listen to Mugglecast
Date published: 2008-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows IN this last installment of the Harry Potter series Harry and his friends go on a quest to find the answer to how to finally destroy the evil Lord Voldemort. Harry, Ron and Hermiony say goodbye to Hogwarts and decide to continue their search for answers. This book is filled with adventure and twists leaving the reader both shocked and in awe of the imagination of the writer. The end of the Harry Potter series leaves you with no questions left unanswered but still with the wish that they could continue if not with Harry himself but with the next generation of witches and wizards beginning their magical lives at the famous and mystical school of Hogwarts.
Date published: 2008-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book. What is there to say about this book? It was amazing. It had everything you need to make a good book. There was tragedy, comedy, romance, fantasy, anything you want, its got it. It's the prefect conclusion to this already amazing series. JK Rowling is great, the way she just picks up a pen and makes this story come alive, it makes me want to write a book and give some other person all the emoticons that I have while reading this book. While reading Deathly Hallows you can sit somewheres quiet, start reading and forget where you are, because you are now in the book, experiencing what the characters are experiencing, and that is what makes a book perfect for me.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A thrilling ending to a thrilling series! I received the first 4 books of the Harry Potter series for Christmas, and once I got started, it took me about two weeks to read them, and left me hungry for more. So I picked up the last three of the series, and read them in 4 days! They are addictive, I could not put them down, and as soon as I finished one, I would tell myself I needed to do something productive, but would talk myself into just reading the first chapter, and I was off to the world of wizards and muggles again! The final book did a wonderful job of tying up all of the loose ends and leaving you with a very satisfied feeling (other than, of course, wishing the stories could go on forever) of well-being. It has been said before, and I add my voice to those who say these books are for the young and old alike! They are for anyone with a taste for adventure and a willingness to believe, even for a little while, in the power of magic! Well done, J.K. Rowling! Thank you for transporting me to a fantastic world!
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The last and final Harry Potter was a bittersweet read. My satisfaction at finally completing the story was tempered by the dissapointment of having no more books to look forward to. The book itself was great. It was not what I was expected, and had a totally different feel than its predecesors, but was captivating nonetheless. The only negative thing I could say is that the epilogue was a little dissapointing - I would have loved more detail on the character's futures, it could have been made into a small novel in and of itself... or left out to leave it completely to the imagination. Still a great read!
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome It is so wonderful how the author ties in everything that has happened all together in this book. Harry Potter is probably the best series I have ever read!
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an ending! Once again, J.K. Rowling completely captures the audience with a final instalment loaded with action from beginning to end! Keeps you on the edge of your seat and provides a perfect ending to an out of this world series! I highly recommend this book, and more so, the entire series... you won't be dissapointed!
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely awesome!!!! I found this book to be the best book of the series of Harry Potter. I thought this book was suspenceful and inticeing. The action in this masterpiece keeps you on the edge of your seat, and I could not put this book down. Altough I loved this book beyond all the rest, I do feel that there is a lot of violence for young children.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ending! this book is the perfect ending to such an amazing series. it's both heartbreaking and uplifting and has so many unexpected turns!! you'll have a really hard time putting it down!
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Amazing. Too bad its over. Pick it up. All ages , I recommend it.
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book I love the harry potter books they are my favorite series ever written. The story is so intense and really makes you read on. I loved how everything fit together. I’m so happy snape turned out to be good the book was sad and happy I actually cried. It was so good that I read the whole series 9 times so far I personally think that the last chapter was the most intense and this is a must read for everyone.
Date published: 2008-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compleatly Perfect! An awsome ending to the harry potter series. I loved it from start to end; i love the fact that it pulled all the ends together and made so many references to little details from the previous 6 books. This is a must read for anyone it made me cry, laugh, smile and make me re-re-read the whole series!
Date published: 2008-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! The Deathly Hallows was quite simply my favourite book from the Harry Potter series and quite possibly my favourite book ever. It is a wonderful way to end the series, and JK Rowling has out-done herself once again and if you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for?
Date published: 2008-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! What can i say... it's harry potter after all... this was one of the best in the series... there wasn't a single boring page... you'll want to read this book over and over again.
Date published: 2007-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!! best book ever! it was so interesting even if some parts dragged, the ending was def. worth reading the whole book. its sad but happy!
Date published: 2007-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Finale Anxious about what book #7 would bring, I tore into it the day it was released. With 6 other great books to Rowling's name already, I was expecting it to be good, but it went above and beyond. It ties up loose ends, brings the story full circle and provides readers with a climax that had me up until 5am, entirely unable to put it down!
Date published: 2007-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic end to a fantastic series! This is without a doubt my favourite book of the series. It made me laugh and cry, left me satisfied yet grievied at the thought that this is the last. Fans will appreciate the bittersweet ending and the conclusion Harry's life takes.
Date published: 2007-11-21
Rated out of 5 by from Spectacular and satisfying!! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter has been given a perilous and unspeakably important job by Albus Dumbledore. He must destroy Lord Voldemort's remaining horcruxes, before destroying Voldemort himself. But with Dumbledore gone now, Harry's task seems impossible. He doesn't know how to destroy the pieces of Voldemort's soul, where to find them, or even what form they're in, and Voldemort's followers are lurking everywhere. So instead of returning to Hogwarts for their last school year, Harry and his two best friends set out on their difficult mission. JK Rowlings final Harry Potter novel brings the story to a spectacular and satisfying conclusion. Kira
Date published: 2007-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sealed the series beautifully! The Harry Potter series, one of my favourites or all time, was finished this year (2007) with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows. At first I must say I was reluctant to read it, not wanting the series that inspired me to truly believe in magic to ever come to an end. Parts were slightly confusing, but over all the novel was the best in the series by far. Most answers were summed up gracefully in its pages, such as the question if Harry himself was a Horcrux of Lord Voldemort, and if the romance between Ron and Hermione would finally take off. For those who have not read this book: do so immediately! If you haven't read anything from the Harry Potter series, i strongly suggest you do. Read it to your children, students, grandchildren, and anyone who needs a light-hearted adventure with their imagination. Absolutely magnificent series.
Date published: 2007-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Many people all over the world have anticipated this book and I thought the book was very well written. I have questioned what the ending would be like while I was waiting for this book to come out and I thought the book couldn't have ended better. People that we thought were bad actually weren't and there is a lot of action going on. I recommend it to anybody who loves witches and wizards.
Date published: 2007-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Page Turner! This is by far the best book in the Potter series. I couldn't put it down. Non-stop action and drama. A definete A +++
Date published: 2007-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This was one of my favorites out of the series. I couldn't put it down. A perfect way to end the series.
Date published: 2007-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful Swan Song A highly satisfying epic conclusion to a series that reminded many of us what it was to be a kid again, and then allowed us to grow up once more, along with Harry, Ron and Hermione. Among the delights are the copious cameos, as though the characters were coming to take their bow at curtain call; the book successfully says farewell to Harry and the world of Hogwarts in a way which brings closure, but also sends one back to the bookshelf for book one.
Date published: 2007-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Ending After 10 years of waiting, I was hugely disappointed in the last book. This was not a worthy ending of such an enduring series. I felt that the book was rushed (especially the climax), and we are left with unanswered questions. Time and time again, the Author has alluded to clues in the other books that would in time become clear to us. Now, I am just left with an incomplete feeling of the series overall. It is a beloved series regardless, and has inspired both Adults and Children alike to read, and that is what will be its lasting legacy.
Date published: 2007-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A terrible beauty is born. Before the seventh book came out, I was incredibly excited, almost on the verge of exploding with anticipation of what i thought would be the best of the Harry Potter books yet! And yet when i did get the book, and read all 600 and some pages of it in a single day, found my self a little disappointed. Quite a bit of the book was filler, especially the monotonously changing campsites. I'd already figured out who the transient and elusive R.A.B was, because come on, who's brother is excruciatingly close to Harry with the last name that begins with B? Although i kept myself reading, because the other books were excellent, i must admit, it was far from what i expected, maybe even hoped for. Although i may be slammed for my review of the book, i must side with the reviewer for Harry Potter, on the New York Times. The final battle with Voldemort, i thought, was especially lacking.
Date published: 2007-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do I Even Have to Explain How Great this Book Is? i hate it when people call harry potter a children's series! i think it suits "series for anyone and everyone who can read" much better! the only people i have met that do not like harry potter, are those who have not read it! and although the entire series is just amazing, this book topped them all (which i thought to be impossible until now)! i was so sure jk rowling would let me down in this book, because how could anyone live up to those high expectations? well apparently she can, and did! it was better than i imagined and if you haven't yet read harry potter, you are missing out on a very important part of life :D
Date published: 2007-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Is Awsome hey this book is such a more complicated adventure this yr that it makes me blow my mind away.
Date published: 2007-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Incredible this book was beyond amazing, beyond incredible, simply beyond words. nothing i say here can do this book justice. all i can say is that if you are a harry potter fan and have not already added this book to your collection than you deserve spending an eternity with filch in the dungeons! if you are not a harry potter fan than this book alone is good enough reaon to go start reading the entire series. im very sad that this series has ended but am also very happy with the way Rowling has decided to end it. i loved the ending and the way she tied up everything.
Date published: 2007-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love Harry Potter!! Like all the others once I started, I couldn't put it down! I read it in 3 days and 2 nights, staying up up til 3 a.m. even though I had to be at work at 8!! Crazy, I know, but, I couldn't have slept anyways until I couln't read anymore!! The book was simply marvellous, great, great, great and I am so sad to see it end!! But, having re-read all the books myself, I can say that this does not mark the end of MY journey into the magical world of Harry Potter... I recommend it to all my friends and I can't wait to share it with my kids!
Date published: 2007-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from accio deathly hallows! wow. this last book of deathly hallows was BEYOND amazing. although i still had a few questions after the book, i thought that the story was put together so well, and most of the questions were answered. It was a great book to end the series, and i was finished it within hours. I hope J.K. Rowling continues writing!!!
Date published: 2007-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I've really enjoyed the Harry Potter series and I do have to say that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows definitely answered many questions and ended nicely. I think that Rowling did an amazing job with the character of Severus Snape, one of her most fascinating characters to date. The very story of Snape for me was one of the best plots of the whole series. I do wish we could have read what became of the Dursley's in the epilogue and of the fate of those who were mentioned to do battle with Harry when he arrived at Hogwarts. All in all though, I think JKR tied up many loose ends and wrote another spectacular book to end the series.
Date published: 2007-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lets see now.... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was by far proabably the most enchanting book of the series if by it being the last book or if it was just because this was the best written yet. By the middle of the book though I was ready to scream with frustration. I was bored out of my mind while it took Harry, Ron, and Hermoine so long to figure things out. Things just sank into my brain like a jigsaw puzzle being put together by itself and I had to force myself not to skip a few chapters so that they could catch up to my mind. Also the epilogue isn't creative. Well it is but she's just following in the steps of many other authors out there. It is not original. The epilogue could have been much more well written but you have to admit that she set it up finely for you now know for a fact that there will be no more Harry Potter but that the next greatest sensation will be who she introduced in the epilogue. I hope this opens up minds a little.
Date published: 2007-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A MASTERPIECE Worth its wait. It offered answers to a lot of questions readers may have had in the previous books. However, I believe the epilogue could've been better written? I still had questions by the time I finished reading the book. However the idea of the epilogue was fairly creative.
Date published: 2007-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST EVVEER!!!!!!!!! My name is Dena. I love the Harry Potter books! I think that the Deathly Hallows is the best of all of them!! It is soo good. I have all the HP books and even duplicates I have read them more than once! They are soo good! The Deathly Hallows is by far the best! I don't want to give too much away to peoople who haven't read it and are reading my review, but let's just say it is soo exciting and at parts sad and scary! P.S. J.K if you are reading this can you pleeeaaassee keep on writing more about Harry or at least start another series of something, because you are a terrific author! The best ever!!
Date published: 2007-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read This book is by far the greatest of the series! It keeps the reader hooked to every sentence from start to finish and has the reader constantly thinking what was next to come. It had consisted of many surprises that would not have been expected at all. No disappointments here, although in my opinion it has a few down points. There were a couple of unnecessary deaths and not to mention the great number of them (but I suppose it did give an any-one-could-be-next feeling). I found it difficult to digest the deaths when they happened right after another, it was a lot to take in at once. I would also like to mention the epilogue, it really didn’t explain that much. It has still left us with the anticipated question of Harry, Ron’s and Hermione’s professional career, What have they become? Overall, it is a fantastic read…too bad it’s over, all we can do now is let it sink in and wait for J.K Rowling to write the HP encyclopedia.
Date published: 2007-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but Not Great The book was good and had a lot of awesome information and great action but I wouldn't say it was the best in the series. The ending lacked punch. It went exactly the way you knew it would and left an unsatisfactory feeling. There was some great stuff just before the anti-climatic ending that was powerful and interesting but as for the famed battle, Rowling chickened out and didn't do her best. I recommend that you read the book if you have read the others because you be disappointed on a whole the book was good.
Date published: 2007-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic and more! This final book in this series is such a great read! You canot put it down and when you do, you can't wait to pick it back up! J.K. Rowling has done a fantastic job with pulling everything together and keeping us on such a great rollercoaster ride!! This is one book that will kept gettting read over and over!
Date published: 2007-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!! A terrific ending to the best series EVER!! I enjoyed this book more than words can say. If you love Harry, you'll without a doubt love this book.
Date published: 2007-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Bid Farewell to Harry Potter! The famous series of Harry Potter really ended with a spiced up, action - packed, climatic finale. It really had a person want to keep on flipping through these pages wondering what would happen next. Not to wreck this exciting ending; all I could say is that readers will enjoy and not regret buying this book!
Date published: 2007-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Sad Farewell!! I Loved it!! I could barely put it down from beginning to end! Now, I just feel a little empty knowing there won't be another to follow...amazing books over the years. Thank you so much for the terrific reads. Just wish there was something to look forward to again!
Date published: 2007-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This book was a paging turner I couldn't put down. It is the best book I've read so far this year! If u haven't already read it, I suggguest u do.
Date published: 2007-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most exciting book THIS WAS THE MOST EXCITING BOOK I HAVE EVER READ, I NEVER REALLY LIKED READING AND THEN I READ THIS BOOK ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER HARRY POTTER BOOKS AND I LOVE EVERYHING ABOUT THEM, JK ROWLINGS IS A GREAT AUTHOR ALMOST EVERYONE I KNOW WOULD AGREE AND I ALSO THINK SHE HIT THE JACK POT WITH HER ENDING, ALTHOUGH I WISH SHE WOULD WRITE MORE HARRY POTTER BOOKS. WOW WHAT A BOOK!!! HAPPY HARRY READING PS; KEEP TISSUES IN USE ESPECIALLY IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK
Date published: 2007-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing read This book is a fantastic end to an incredible series. JKR's characters are incredible, and though the book was, as previously described, a "bloodbath", she didn't kill anyone unecessarily. I think this book provided a fitting ending for "the Boy Who Lived"
Date published: 2007-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointmet following hype So there was all this hype about the book and how great the ending was and other such nonsense. Anyways when I got my book in the mail I sat down and started reading it. Without having much time it took me four days to read. I loved the book as a I read through it. That is until I finished the book. I was sadly disappointed by the ending of the book. Other than that though it was a decent end to the series.
Date published: 2007-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ending to the series I absolutely love this last book. It's the best of the series. It is well-written and it keeps me guessing until the end. Thanks to J K Rowling for the great series!!
Date published: 2007-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great!! Wow! This book was just as good as the other six. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire book. It is too bad that she isn't going to be writing down anymore of Harry's adventures, but they probably would be as interesting as the ones she came out with in earlier books. Plus, if you're a huge Harry Potter fan then check out an interview posted on Wikipedia, where J.K Rowling told us extra info on the grown up Harry and his friends.
Date published: 2007-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!!!!! This is the best book of the series! The twists and turns the plot takes are fantastic. An amazing fninish to an amazing series! A must have for any reader! :)
Date published: 2007-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book I've Ever Read ! Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows was the greatest book out of the entire series, & in my opinion, out of every fantasy ever written! The thing I do not like about final books in series, is that things are revealed in a hurried manner. In this book, everything is revealed at the right moment. This book made me laugh, cry, and jump in happiness every step of the way. Buy this books and read it. It is 100% worth it!
Date published: 2007-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh My! Wow. I was totally impressed with this last installment of the series. I tried to savour it and go slow, but I got to a point where I couldn't stop, and there was no turning back. I just finished reading it a second time - a little slower, to pick up on the details I missed the first time around. Very well done - they've all grown so much. I was pleased with the way that everything turned out - aside from some of the deaths. I think she managed to give a real sense of closure to the series. And a discovery of a real human side to the great Albus Dumbledore. Truly worth standing in line for. To be read again and again............and again.
Date published: 2007-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horribly Inconsistent and Predictable Not only did this have one of the least interesting plots, but it completely contradicted all of the themes and previous books in terms of their climaxing plot lines. I don't recommend this at all, and I loved the first five Harry Potter books.
Date published: 2007-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent yet slight disappointed JK Rowling has set out the final of the series of the famous Harry Potter book. As reading through, one can see her style in Harry hasn't changed, still the strongheaded Harry that goes through adventures recklessly yet always gets lucky or ends up doing what's meant for him to do. However, that is what the reader wants and gets. Storyline is still as exciting and mesmorizing as ever with a mixture of hint of Shakespearn styled. One can hardly keep the book away until finished. However, the ending turns out much DisappointeD at the best to be described as meek. Small cartharsis effect, leaving reader with "much" to imagine due to the lack of content in conclusion. Mild ending at best that describe little of how each characters become, to be honest, I personally was yarning for more details. Gives a feeling that the author left the story in a bit of a hurry, definitely more work could've been done. Perhaps this is because of my growing expectation over the years of waiting. Overall, JK rowling has presented us with another great story of Harry, a great novel for almost all ages. Well...perhaps not the ultimate ending she could have offered but nevertheless a decent final conclusion of the decade long series.
Date published: 2007-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sublime! This book was amazing from start to end...Much like the series itself!!!! I laughed, cried and was amazed by all the little secrets that were revealed. As much as I looked forward to the last book of the series, the fact that this is the end of Harry and all his friends is somehow a sad event. I want to thank J.K Rowling for taking the world on truely an amazing magical ride!
Date published: 2007-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter goes out with a bang! This book is by far the best one of the series! It kept you guessing what was going to happen page after page!! A must read!
Date published: 2007-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "The Greatest Book EVER" I must say that the final Harry Potter book was the best Harry Book ever and also one of the greatest books to ever be published. I loved the way the JK Rowlings intergrated everything from the previous books and added so much more to the story. I think that you should definitely read this book if you liked the previous books. The ending was great and it was the prefect ending to the series and I think that JK Rowling did a fantastic job with the book and everyone should gives thanks to her. I am going to miss the Harry Potter series.
Date published: 2007-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Natural Progression is AWESOME Amoung the Harry Potter books, this novel is by far the darkest. Which seems to be a natural procession throughout the series. Many loose ends from other books are tied up and some long enticipated events occur. Deaths, births, and new discoveries abound in this story. And you get to know the background around two frequently talked about characters. However by the end you think that many of the events could have been predicted if you had never thought about it before. The story, though, is amazing and covers a lot of the Harry Potter universe that readers have only glimpsed by the means of other characters' dialouge. If you a fan of the series, you must read this book. It is quite possible that you will cry or desire to stop reading because you have to grieve.
Date published: 2007-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVERRRR!!! This long awaited was well worth the wait. It was a thrilling book with ups and down. The author really did an excellent job closing up the series. The end scene was action packed and had a sense of finality. Even though there was people being killed it was a war after all. I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!!! It was a great read, I could not put it down. I strongly encourage anyone to read the rest of the series just to read this book (If you don't read the first six this book will not make much sense). All in al THIS BOOK WAS WONDERFUL!!!
Date published: 2007-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Well worth the wait!! Read it in two days. Felt every emotion JK Rowlings must a wanted an avid fan to feel. Can't wait for the last two movies. So happy with the ending. Wish there were more books to come.
Date published: 2007-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ending to a great series This book is different than all the others. It doesn't have the same format. But it's well written, keeps you on the edge of your seat and takes twists and turns that even the most loyal Potter fan probably missed. It doesn't answer all our questions, but it answers the most important ones. One thing, she said she wrote the last chapter years ago and it shows. The style of telling what she wanted to tell was markedly different than the style of the rest of the book. It reminded me of the first 4 chapters of Philosopher's Stone. I think her style and writing abilities have grown so much over the years and the difference was disappointingly evident in that last chapter.... or maybe all of us who are complaining about it are just in the throws of depression that it's all finally over. In any case, if you've read 1-6 you MUST get this one. If you haven't read any Potter books, start at the beginning and work your way up to this one. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2007-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT This book is absolutely Brilliant. Preordered, bought it on launch day, and read it in two days. It is the perfect ending to the series. Rowling takes all of the mystery of the seven books, gives an amazing closure, and all the closure that fans that have stuck with Harry the whole way will need. Everyones favorite character gets a time in the limelight in this fantastic conclusion of the epic soon-to-be classic Harry Potter series. Simply Amazing.
Date published: 2007-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best possible ending to the series This book was just what I had expected it to be and more. J.K. Rowling did an excellent job concluding the Harry Potter series so that it would satisfy readers of all ages. She made it realistic enough to not bring any of the deceased characters back to life. Rowling's style of writing has changed slightly in her seventh book in that the character dialogue has matured with the characters themselves; however, there is that familiar "can't-put-this-book-down" style as well. All all in, this book was the best of the series, in my opinion, and it's just unfortunate that after 10 wonderful years, the Harry Potter era has come to an end.
Date published: 2007-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explosive Ending to a Legendary Series In what has been a historic series, JK Rowling has outdone herself with the final installment. She has created characters that we've watched grown up and face more trials and tribulations than most adults will face in their entire lives. These are characters we've grown to love, cherish and consider part of our own families. With HP and the DH, Rowling has given us further insight into not only the similarities between Harry and Voldemort, but emphasized the differences. She has shown the epic battle between good and evil, love and hate and most importantly trust, loyalty and friendship. We are shown that first impressions are not always what they seem. While it seems clear of who is good (Dumbledore, who is often wearing white or light robes) and who is bad (Snape who is only ever cloaked in black), we are shown that not everything is how it seems, and all characters are multi-layered. This book is a masterpiece in and of itself, giving readers closure after 10 years of literary genius. It is a book that people will read over and over again, and as sad as I am that it's come to an end, I applaud JK Rowling for doing it so spectacularly.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Satisfying Conclusion to a Decade-Long Wait I have eagerly been looking forward to the conclusion of the series I think the moment I finished 'Philosopher's Stone' (like most Potter fans). While I am sad that there will be no further Harry Potter books to look forward to, this final book was so satisfiying that I must salute J.K. Rowlings for her writing prowess. I will not spoil the book for those of you have not yet read it, but suffice it to say that all the threads that have been woven throughout the series all come together in the end to finally create the complete tapestry of Harry and his world. The book was definitely different in tone than the other novels but that made sense as Harry has left the security of Hogwarts and is now in the midst of full-scale war. Rowlings does an extradordinary job of fleshing out characters that we thought we knew and the characters truly seem to feel like actual people and not just fictious creations. I found the pacing to be good and the book had a nice mixture of action and emotional upheavals to keep the reader on their toes. I will miss eagerly anticiapting a new Potter book but this final book was so much more than I could have hoped for that it helps to ease the reality that the series is over.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an end... To the most exciting, engaging and fantastic series known to mankind. It probably took me 8 hours to read the final episode and now that its over, I feel a little lost, where will I go now that Harry's journey has ended and his tasks completed? All in all, if you're a Harry fan, all of the questions will be answered and you'll be happily surprised with the ending. Kudos to JK Rowling for making a masterpiece and showing kids around the world that reading can be exciting .
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine close to a wonderful series I'll spare you the details and the spoilers: In my opinion, JK Rowling has written the best book in the series that leaves you wanting even more. Not all questions are evidently answered, which is a shame. All the same, this book is filled with what we all need in our lives: Magic. -J
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suitable ending to Harry Potter saga Generally this was a welcome conclusion to the Harry Potter story. The essentials of the plot for HP7 were clearly laid out in the previous installment, with the protagonists dropping out of Hogwarts to search for pieces of Voldemort's soul. Although much of the plot owes a debt to WWII adventure sagas (complete with resistance fighters, covert radio broadcasts, and mandatory registration and persecution of targeted groups), the resulting action made for an exciting read. Indeed, like most authors, JK Rowling has borrowed interesting tools or plot devices from other sources (fans of the movie Mary Poppins will recognize the potential of the right handbag) and modified them to suit her own ends. The main weakness of the Deathly Hallows rests with the last quarter of the book. There are one too many lengthly explanations of character motivation, which mainly serve to drag down the pace (most notably during an anti-climatic incident involving Harry and a former main character). The epilogue itself is also rather contrived and requires some initial re-reading becauses of the names featured. Regardless, the book will surely satisfy the series' legion of fans.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, all is revealed the most amazing thing in the world. this book really gives you an in-depth look of eveything in the series. there is much loss and some gain. the final book, of a most amazing series. i cried for hours after I finished growing up with harry potter, and it now ends. a great read.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALICE JAB MEMBER FROM RICHMOND, BC The much-awaited finale in the Harry Potter series is an incredible journey through a phenomenal world that will not disappoint! In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione must discover and destroy the remaining horcuxes left behind in Dumbledore’s wake. A heart-pounding adventure like never before, this spectacular close leaves no questions unanswered, and left me more satisfied than I could ever have hoped for. 3 cheers for Rowling!
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Potter Ever this is easily easily the best harry potter book ever dont worry no spoilers beyond this point! Harry, Ron and Hermione have to complete the task Dumbledore left behind. I finshed this book in under 10 hours. Voldermort grows stronger no longer scared to show himself. Many questions bugging us from the beginning are answered from the long awaited seventh and sadly last installment of Harry Potter. You have to get this book - it is so good. You have to buy it now.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cake and Icecream What a delicious novel! I thoroughly enjoyed this piece of heaven.
Date published: 2007-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great ending to a wonderful series Like many, I gobbled my way through this book to avoid bumping into a spoiler by accident, but I doubt I would have put it down had I not needed to have it read before heading off to work today. It was wonderful - there is action from the get-go, and all the character development (especially in the background characters, such as Neville, and Ginny, and other members of Dumbledore's Army) feels like a payoff for your investment in the series. Rowling really has looped together all the various plot threads into one resolution, and the end result it a worthwhile one. There are poignant goodbyes in the pages - of course I won't name names - but for the most part, these are handled well, and show an actual emotional aftermath in the characters: death is not given a shrug, which I appreciated. There is a lot more humour, too, to balance out the darker moments, and even the language use of Ron, Hermione, and Harry denotes their later-teenage years. In short, the whole series grows up. My only real concern would be that although the first book in the series was fine, content-wise, for younger children, that this book, like the last two, is quite dark and perhaps not quite as suitable for a younger reader. I can't imagine what power would keep a child of ten who'd read the first two or three waiting to move on in the series, but at the very least, I would suggest a parent read through it first, and decide for themselves if some of the darker passages are suitable for their child.
Date published: 2007-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Finish! She didn't flinch! The series was aimed at this from the first printed word, and she didn't flinch from finishing it. In each book the characters deepened and the world complexified as childish beliefs of black and white fell back before adult understanding of shades of grey. In the end, it is the triumph over our own flaws that make greatness, and blindness to them that makes tragedy. This book had both, plus humour, battle, redemption, damnation, and enough snogging in odd corners to make everyone remember why being a teenager was worth doing at all.
Date published: 2007-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh.....wow I am absolutely shocked! Wow....speechless. I just got this book this morning and finished it in 3 hours or so. I am sad, yet satisfied with the ending. To say the least this book is the perfect ending to a 7 year journey of one unordinary boy named Harry Potter. Amazing....J.K. Rowling should be proud. As from myself, I wonder what a harry potter fan such as myself will now do? Yes, movies are still on roll with the 6th and 7th installment to come...but...what will I do afterwards?
Date published: 2007-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the best in the series. I read this book in 5.5 hours. It is above and beyond her other books, and was the most abolute, perfect way to end the series. I am saddened that it is over, but thrilled by the results. Thank you J.K. Rowling, for the best books I have ever read.
Date published: 2007-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too much hype not enough plot I've been a fan of the books since Half Blood Prince came out, a latecomer to be sure. I loved each and every book although I was disappointed in Half Blood Prince. Deathly Hallows however is the worst piece of tripe I have ever had the misfortune to read. Huge mistakes were made in the book everything from time-line being off to out and out lies from previous books. Misspellings of character's names Hermione *Jean* Granger when it's Hermione Jane Granger, a small mistake yes, but it shouldn't have happened. Ginny's eyes turn from brown to green. However there are many "plot twists" that are sickening and annoying when I'm sure they were supposed to be shocking or surprising. The Snape thing- God I almost threw up when I read that part. JKR took someone who was complex and turned him into a idiot. Voldemort was twisted from supreme evil guy to slightly annoying villain. Ron was an idiot- but wait I guess that par for the course so JKR managed to keep *someone* in character. Harry- Was less a hero more and more annoying. His heroics are less heroic and more stupid. I mean "Hello the wizarding and muggle world are relying on you. Stop running head long into danger." Hermione - Oh god I nearly cry when I think how butchered her character was. I think in book 5 when Hermione was hurt in the Department of Mysteries someone switched her with a pod person. Although she had moments of extreme brilliance (which make her more the hero of this tale than Harry) she mostly portrayed as a sniveling love stuck girl. Just a quick BTW JKR said she based Hermione on herself- Well I think she needs some therapy she obviously has major issues. Like thinking it's OK for a man to belittle what you believe in. Neville- The last book made me think the book should be called Neville Longbottom and the Deathly Hallows. He kicked some major butt here. Ginny- We see her a handful of times. I thought JKR said she was powerful I didn't see that. Minor character either died or were so off screen they might as well have not been there. Also note for parents there's swearing, nudity, torture and drinking (as in drunk) in this book. I don't have children but I would NEVER let them read this book. I agree with one of the other reviews the whole book took on a fan fiction aspect. I've read better fan fiction and ones that stayed closer to cannon facts. Last word- I'm returning my copy I work too hard to pay for garbage.
Date published: 2007-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ending to a great series. When I finished reading, I thought of Winston Churchill. Odd thought perhaps for a Canadian far removed from the dark days of WWII, but consider the following quotes attributed to Churchill: “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” I think Britain’s “finest hour” has dominated the themes present in British fantasy writers, be they Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, or Rowling. In each of their famous series, the faithful reader will discover the theme of great sacrifice for the triumph of the good cause. Rowling has proudly triumphed in continuing this tradition her version of the simple good vs evil story. A simple premise indeed, but Rowling’s narrative is mostly tightly woven plot, with its own fascinating subtleties, nuances, and complexities. Having said all that, this book may be too dark for readers under 8-10 yrs old. Or they may be too young to appreciate Rowling’s monumental task of what essentially began as a children’s story and letting it mature and morph into a full-fledged adult fantasy series. It’s an exceedingly ambitious goal when I author decides to let her characters “grow-up” before our eyes, instead of wallowing in “stasis” as other children’s author’s might have been tempted to do; an easy way out. So, it may the some parents may wish to sit down with some of their younger children at the end of the book and have a chat. But overall, Rowling has done a masterful job in Book 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As I said, it is a dark, at times even morbid book (as when some characters are tortured), but in the end, I believe Rowling struck the right chord and tone in resolving the story’s conclusion. I think the “right” characters live, and the “right” characters die. Obviously, just my opinion, but thinking through 7 books worth of plot, the resolution of the Harry Potter series makes sense to me, given the incredible foundation that Rowling laid down before us. I also appreciated the way she wrapped up loose subplot threads and brought them to a satisfying conclusion. And by the book’s end (before the epilogue), I started to think about Churchill and sacrifice. And I thought about who survived, and who was chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice. I’d like to think, “I got it”. Thanks J.K.Rowling; I was entertained and moved. What else could a reader ask for? All is well indeed.
Date published: 2007-07-21

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Children's Edition

by J. K. Rowling

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 608 pages, 8.04 × 5.38 × 1.78 in

Published: July 21, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551929767

ISBN - 13: 9781551929767

From the Publisher

Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing--if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with? Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him... In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.

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Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him.

In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.

About the Author

J. K. (JOANNE KATHLEEN) ROWLING has written fiction since she was a child, and always wanted to be an author. Her parents loved reading, and their house in Chepstow was full of books. In fact, J. K. Rowling wrote her first ''book'' at the age of six--a sto

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Muggles rejoice! The long-anticipated seventh and final instalment in J.K. Rowling's celebrated boy wizard series has been announced: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrives on bookshelves July 21st.

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