Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (paperback)

by J.K. Rowling


So.  Many.  Emotions.  I finished the last book in the series for the second time.  I’m guessing it is better each subsequent time read, because I started catching little things I’d never caught on to, and being that I have a terrible memory, it was like reading it for the first time!  It’s kind of like knowing the answer to a math problem, but not knowing how I got it.

In Deathly Hallows, Harry and his loyal friends, Ron and Hermione, search for the missing horcruxes, which are objects that Voldemort has stored pieces of his soul.  If they destroy them all, they will be free from Voldemort forever.  However, they face many issues, and end up leaving civilization to figure things out.  Harry does not have a plan and he is angry that he was given this mission by Dumbledore, but he doesn’t know what it is, exactly.  He and his friends put themselves in danger time after time, and they are facing more than just an evil spirit.  The Death Eaters and those who want the rewards are just as dangerous.  There isn’t anything more I can say in an incredibly vague way so as not to give away the details of the story, so I’ll stop there.  If you’ve gotten this far in Harry Potter, just finish the book!

What I liked about this book was learning Snape’s role in Harry’s life.  Insert crying emoji here.  I remembered he was my favorite character, but couldn’t remember why.  This book had me crying for Snape and his loyalty.  Ugh I just love him.  If you’ve ever seen the phrase “Always” in reference to him, you’ll learn why.  For extra tears, watch the YouTube video of important scenes about Snape.

What I didn’t like about this book was that it ended the series.  I am sad and lonely.  I need my friends back.  And by friends, I mean Harry, Ron, and Hermione.  I even loved Neville and Luna and their friends.  I can’t wait another 20 years to read it all over again.

Book 69 of 2018

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