On My
Bookshelf

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J.K. ROWLING

SYNOPSIS

“‘Give me Harry Potter,’ said Voldemort’s voice, ‘and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'”

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin — Harry must stand and face his enemy …

 

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT

Okay, so you obviously need to read the whole series to read this book. But for me, not only did the story of Harry Potter culminate in this final volume, the whole breadth of ideas did as well. The entirety of J.K. Rowling’s accomplishments with this series can be summed up in the voice of Dumbledore: “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustable source of magic.”

There certainly is powerful magic at work in her writing: bubbly as a cauldron, bright as lumos, and deep as the Black Lake, it touches on so many aspects of life and the human condition, while delighting and entertaining to a degree seldom reached in storytelling. To bring such a beloved series to such a masterful and satisfying conclusion will inspire any writer to invest the same passion and dedication in his or her work.