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.


Joshua McCune 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.