Books I Read: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter 7)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: 2007
Content Rating: PG-13 for violence

It's the 7th book in one of the most famous fantasy series of our time. I can't talk about it without spoiling it (not that it matters), but who cares? If you've read the first six, you're going to read it.* And if you haven't, you'll read the other six first and have a pretty good idea of what happens in this installment.

All I can say is this: despite the ponderous camping chapters, the sometimes-awkward writing (that I would never have noticed before trying to be an author myself), and the occasional magical rule-bending for the sake of the plot... at the end I was moved, I was sad, and I didn't want to say goodbye.

Yeah, for all its flaws, the whole series is well worth reading. Happy to talk more in the comments (assuming I'm around; baby coming and all that).

 * Or really, you've already read it. I'm certain I'm the last Harry Potter fan to get to this installment.


Content ratings based on what I think a movie might be rated, if the things shown in the book were shown in the movie. Ratings are very subjective, and I don't always remember/notice things. If you're unsure whether the book is right for you, do some research so you can make your own decision.

3 comments:

Bane of Anubis said...

the 200 pages of camp time really torqued my jaw and kind of killed the mood toward the end. I know most people like sitting around w/ the characters a little longer, and the series was awesome regardless, but she let the serialitis bloat enter her bloodstream.

Myrna Foster said...

I read this one when my youngest was 6 weeks old, and I really should have been sleeping. It was worth it though.

Good luck with your own little one.

Adam Heine said...

Man, Bane, was it really 200 pages? I wouldn't be surprised. It felt like she was writing by the seat of her pants, and it took her 200 pages to figure out what happened next.