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WARNING: This discussion is intended for those who have read the book and may include plot details and "spoilers".
Now that you've read the book, what do you think? Did Harry's story end the way you thought it would? Were you surprised? Share your thoughts:

Andrew L said:
I finished the book a few hours ago, and thought it was great. One part I didn’t like very much was the final confrontation. It was way too anticlimactic. I don’t read the newspaper, so that doesn’t bother me much. And can’t people who don’t want to know what happens, just not read them?
posted Jul 21, 2007 at 4:32PM
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caroline said:
it was amazing!! i loved it but it's sad since it's the final book in the series.
posted Jul 21, 2007 at 6:49PM
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hplikelike said:
I found it interesting how some theorys I had heard became were reveled in the book with a different twist and how some theorys I fully believed could not happen became true,
posted Jul 21, 2007 at 9:39PM
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NightBard said:
I’ve finished it in 6 hours. It was definitely worth the wait to read about the conclusion of Harry’s and friends goals: to defeat the bad guys, to save all his friends and family, and to grow up. Much like many stories of our own lives, except not as exciting.
posted Jul 22, 2007 at 8:00AM
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dragon17 said:
I devoured the book in one sitting! J.K. Rowling found a nice loophole with how she managed the final battle between Harry and Voldemort. I’m glad she added the tidbit at the end about how things worked out 19 years later. (I’m trying not to give too much away - just in case people are reading this who have not finished the book.) As for Glenn P’s comment about newspapers publishing early reviews, as long as they aren’t spoiling the plot it is fine. I chose not to read any reviews and to get the book as soon as possible so I could finish it without other people spoiling it for me. ^_^
posted Jul 22, 2007 at 12:08PM
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loha91 said:
I felt repulsed at how some people think it is 'cool' to write early reivews or get the book early. Its just not right. They should follow the release date and have no authority over the handling the books. As for the book, I still have not yet gotten over it yet, its still sinking in but I thought it was so much information packed into the book. Every chapter was of vital improtance and answers were crawping up everywhere, almost hard to keep track. I guess i kind of like the whole Deathly hallows vs. the horcruxes dilemna, but it was very short. A lot was revealed about Dumbledore's past that put me in a somber mood. One thing I thought was so cute was the last chapter!
posted Jul 22, 2007 at 5:25PM
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staristhebest said:
did anyone like the epilogue
posted Jul 22, 2007 at 5:41PM
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staristhebest said:
i thought the epilogue was horrible
posted Jul 22, 2007 at 5:43PM
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hplikelike said:
Instead of just saying the epilogue was horrible, it would be better if you explained why you liked or disliked something in a way that dose not spoil the book. Personally I greatly enjoyed the epilogue. In just a couple of pages, J.K Rowling describes the lives of the living in, in my opinion, a very unique and charming way.
posted Jul 22, 2007 at 7:59PM
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MyStERy GAll said:
I am really happy about the book and think it ended nicely.
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 10:01AM
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MyStERy GAll said:
I think this book is really getting interesting with all the action packed 'stuff' going on. I'm not sure if I wanted to end the book this way, but i guess i'm O.K. with it
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 10:01AM
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Kelsey said:
I love this book and I couldn't put it down, if you like fiction and the harry potter books this is amazing
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 12:51PM
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twinsfan said:
the book was conclusice which was good however, having harry survive was not what i wanted. everyone saw it coming it really would have made the book good. the series lead up to this book and asked for so much more the ending was poor in the fact that you knew harry would win and that rowling wouldnt kill him off. i like that she included the epilougue and other than the non dramatic conclusion the rest of the book was well written harry had to face well made challenges but the ending killed it and i was excepting a bolder move.
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 1:38PM
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Alley said:
J.K. Rowling really did save the best for last. the last installment in the Harry Poter series is the best yet. Rowling keeps the reader dying for more and each chapter brings about more and more plot twists. The Harry Potter series even though it is now finished, is still one of the best book series in world. Rowling is one of the worlds most renown authors and reading even one book will tell you why. She keeps readers guessing and guessing until the very end. Rowling writes the book so that anyone who reads it will feel like Hary and his world really exist. I recommend this book to anyone of any age whether they like to read or not they will like the final Harry Potter book.
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 1:54PM
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19yrslater said:
I was (surprisingly) happy that Snape was a "good" but seriously misled character in the end. I liked the memories that showed Harry that not everyone was perfect (his dad and Dumbledore for example) and you just have to be able to accept what they became and not what they had done... I thought that it was a good thing to see the "bad" daring side of dumbledore so that you knew that he wasn’t this perfect genious and that even though he was intoxicated and obsessed with power, he knew that he couldn’t weild power and do good. I have been thinking about the epilogue and have realized that even though it really is what I wanted and still like... I almost think that they are too happy and that life is soo good that it just doesn’t seem real (even if it is a book about magic). In a way it kind of spoiled it. But... maybe not. Who knows, I will read it a few more times and then really decide. Hope that you all enjoyed the the series as much as I did.
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 2:23PM
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Avatar for Emily Lloyd Emily Lloyd said:
I think Rowling did a great job with this one. I was surprised that I didn’t miss Hogwarts, that I actually found Hermione, Ron, & Harry rambling around the countryside as engaging. One loose end: who does Teddy live with? I would’ve assumed he’d live with his godfather, Harry--with Harry intentionally embracing the caregiving role that Sirius was unable to fulfill for him. One wish: that Draco’s wife had been...a Muggle.
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 2:48PM
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Avatar for jessi_face jessi_face said:
I’m really happy with the conclusion. I was worried it would either be devasting (however appropriate and inevitable Harry’s death felt) or dissapointing (ie succumbing to the sappy fan demands that Harry "must" live, whether the story demands it or not) Rowling really brought me to the brink, I cried as Harry walked to his end. I am also INCREDIBLY happy that it was not, in fact, the END. I agree that the insight into the post Voldemort lives of ther "other" characters is sorely lacking. Overall, I am amazed at the powerfull collection that is POTTER.
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 3:45PM
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Sandra B. said:
OMG! I luved it! I got it a 1:30 in the morning and finnished at 6:00 in the morning, wat a great night!
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 5:21PM
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mollywobbles said:
I think the epilogue was kind of cheesey, but still fulfilling. I was so proud of Neville! He was so brave and when he pulled the sword out of the hat, I was like, Whoa! I cried for Snape! I didn’t know that his life was so sad! Overall, great book! I’m glad Ron and Hermione got together! I liked Muriel’s comment about Mr. Lovegood looking like an omelet :)
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 6:23PM
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Giacomo said:
Yeah no joke, J.K. Rowling didn’t waste a single word! She’s soo amazing. I thought the epilogue was pretty cheesy myself. All this drama and action and unearthing lies and truths...and then a dull "happily ever after" ending. Ohh I am in love with Snape now!!! I almost cried for joy when he said he’s ALWAYS cared for Harry. I am really going to miss looking forward to these books coming out months in advance. However, I still have 2 more movies to look forward to and they are going to be some of the best!
posted Jul 23, 2007 at 11:58PM
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River said:
I assume anyone who is reading this has already read the final book and won’t have it spoiled by my comments. JK Rowling has written a book, that while not as "fun" as some of the previous Potter books (I loved Book 3 for that), has given us all food for thought in our lives. People’s motives are not always what we think (Snape’s love for Lily), the humble can be heros (Dobby and Neville), a little sympathetic understanding can turn a person around (Kreacher), take time to ask our parents and grandparents about themselves and their lives (Harry’s regrets re Dumbledore, broken friendships can be mended (Ron), everyone has flaws, so be careful how much we worship our heros (Dumbledore), the two-edged sword that is "the greater good," redemption is always possible (Dumbledore’s statement that even Lord V could survive the division of his soul through true recognition and repentance of what he had done), the power of love, loyalty and innocence, and so much more. My only wish is that she had revealed more background history of the wizarding world, especially how house-elves came to be enslaved by wizards. I truly hope that she eventually publishes or releases on the Internet some kind of "encyclopedia to the world of Harry Potter" because I suspect that she has reams and reams of notes and material that never made it into the book, and it would be better for her to do it than let that get into the hands of someone else or have it destroyed without sharing it with HP fans.
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 9:17AM
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Jennifer said:
I loved this book! The ending was so believable. I was able t deduct a good portion of the things that happened before I read the book. I must admit that I was (pleasantly) surprised when I found out that Snap was good the whole time! It was so unexpected! I also really loved the epilogue. It was a nice touch and wrapped things up nicely.
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 10:15AM
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A Mom who cares said:
Just a thought, maybe the epilogue shows us what a gread Dad Harry turned out to be from all his mistreatment and life lessons. I enjoyed seeing the continuity of Harry and Ginny and Ron and Hermione sending their kids off to Hogwarts. We got meaningful childrens names and a peek as to how they all moved on with their lives. From a Mom who reads.
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 12:11PM
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Laura said:
This was a very emotional read. I found myself crying, laughing, jumping up and down, and biting my nails. Being an avid Harry Potter fan, there was no way I was going to be disapointed with this last enstallment of the series, but this book went above and beyond my expectations. I was entranced throughout the highs and lows; the unexpected plot twists; and the emotional roller coaster. Harry's lastest adventure is both thrilling and captivating. Although some information that was expected to be in this book was left out, it was beautifully written and everything tied together in the end. She made up for those lost bits of extra detail some of us were craving with her brilliant story. This book is a must read!
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 12:35PM
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Rebecca said:
This is a great book! A great way to end the series. If you have not read it, it is a must read!
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 3:48PM
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Joseph said:
I think it is a great story with excellent plot twists. An amazing book to end such a great series, and every Harry Potter fan, both young and old should read over and over again. The author did a great for every book and she be world wide for her fasinating books.
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 4:08PM
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red-aphid said:
Does anyone know the significance of the small, naked, flayed child who was moaning and trembling under a bench in the chapter called
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 4:22PM
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Emily S. said:
To be short and sweet, I thought the book was one of her finest works. I felt that she wrapped up most of the loose threads that she left hanging throughout the series in an interesting way. It appeared to me that the writing style and the jokes contained within each novel grew up with the characters. I was a bit disappointed in the minimalistic role that Snape played in this novel, I would have liked him to lurk in the background more prominently than he did. The one overall point of this book that I did not like was the Epilogue. It did not seem like her writing style and I thought it cheapened the end of the series. Overall I love book 7 and I will treasure growing up with the series.
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said:
I finished the book the book Saturday evening, and I thought is was pretty good. But the ending (before the epilogue) was rather unoriginal. But I love Snape now! I felt bad when I learned about his life and I almost cried when he died. He always liked Harry. Overall, GREAT BOOK!!!
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 8:47PM
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twitcher642 said:
Must...Continue...NEED MORE PAGES!!! *gasp* harry potter must not end *thud*
posted Jul 24, 2007 at 11:05PM
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Earlybird78 said:
I agree with River and Emily Lloyd about feeling unsatisfied about some of the loose ends. And I did feel that the ending was a little anticlimactic, but I was SO glad that Harry didn't die, and that the kids all ended up together. I guess I like that kind of warm fuzzy, even though it is cheesy. I also felt good about the way Snape turned out. I really wanted him to be a
posted Jul 25, 2007 at 7:21AM
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jesus said:
from jesus - this book really sucks - it wipes out all the good and honest principles of Christianity
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Big Jimmy said:
In all, a very good book. I agree with the sentiments that the epilogue was a little cheesy - a nice setting for it, but too much of it seemed a bit forced. One thing I have found over the last 2-3 books is the first half tends to be a bit tedious, but when the action and story pick up in the latter half of the books, that's where Rowling shines. Too many of the relationships feel a bit forced because the writing feels a bit clunky in those spots. The mechanisms Rowling uses to fill in holes in the story, especially via the Pensieve or dreams/visions tend to be a bit slow and forced as well. But by doing this she manages to tie up all the loose ends, which in the case of this series is nice because there are so many subplots going on.
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Peter said:
This book lacked the charm and magic of the previous books in the series.
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River said:
To red-aphid: The small naked flayed creature under the bench bears an uncanny resemblance to what Voldemort looked like in Chapter 32 of Book 4: "the shape of a crouched human child, hairless and scaly-looking, a dark, raw, reddish-black. It’s arms and legs were thin and feeble..." I guess you have to draw your own conclusions...
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Gaurav said:
This was a fantastic book and I think it was probably the best of the series. J.K. Rowling ends the series perfectly, read it if haven't you already.
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MollyWeasley4 said:
I agree that the epilog is a bit cheesy but the whole book is very good! I was on the edge of my seat and didnt want to ever stop reading. I hope that J.K.R. does the Encyclopedia to the world of Harry Potter!!!
posted Jul 25, 2007 at 1:05PM
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potterlovr said:
i’m so sad its the last book but i loved it! but having 11 people die? how could u b able to write that! i cried so much... the epilouge was interesting- kind of strange thou... albus sererus potter? not my idea of a good name...
posted Jul 25, 2007 at 1:11PM
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Maria_Rose said:
I thought the Epilogue ended like you wanted it to but I thought the ending I wanted was too happy i would have like a better ending with more detail on what happened 19 years later.
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Christian T. said:
The epilogue was a bit of a let-down in the fact that all it told you is what you already would have assumed. It could have gone into detail about what happened to everybody else. The rest of the book is not a disappointment though, because Rowling keeps you guessing until the very end.
posted Jul 25, 2007 at 2:02PM
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19yrslater said:
To River: I was thinking the exact same thing... I wonder why she put it in there though... she didn’t really need to... I don’t know. Maybe I am wrong. But I guess we are supposed to draw our own conclusions for alot of things... thik how they all ended uo together and what happened during those 19 years... It is all up to the reader I guess...
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Kieran said:
Regarding the epilogue, I think J.K.R. said that the epilogue had been written for many years and I’m betting that she will confirm, now that she can actually talk about it, that is the case. It did not seem to be written with the same craft as the rest of the book and I think she included it much as she wrote it long ago simply for her own personal closure. I bet when she wrote it, characters like Luna didn’t even exist. It would have been nice to have a little more on what happenned to some of the other characters. She may include that if she ever puts together her wizarding world encyclopedia that she has talked about.
posted Jul 25, 2007 at 3:37PM
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starcool94 said:
well that book is great so far and it will be great
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Maddy said:
I thought this book, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, made for a thrilling and captivating end to the Harry Potter series. With the scene set for the final battle between Harry and Voldemort in the penultimate novel of the series, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, Rowling rose to the challenge while writing this book and tied together all the loose ends, answered all of our questions, and brought Harry's story to a close. She did all of this by incorporating vivid details, creating suspense, and building on her more than solid foundation from the first six books. For readers who had been anticipating this novel for over two years, it was, in my opinion, a stellar finale.
posted Jul 25, 2007 at 7:25PM
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Glenn said:
First of all I happen to be Christain, and I don’t see the principles I hold so dear being "wiped out". If anything the Harry Potter series is ambivilent (not for or against) towards Christiantiy. Granted if you can find proof that it is "wiping out" Christain principles I might be swayed, until then I shall enjoy this excellent series.
posted Jul 27, 2007 at 12:26AM
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lind1107 said:
brilliant! I loved it She is an amazing author, to be able to give such depth and detail, I thought everything was throughly explained. As for the Epilogue,I think deep down everyone who cared about these main characters wanted them to live the
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awesomeamyg said:
also regarding the small naked flayed child: i think it was supposed to be the part of voldemort’s soal that was living in harry that died when voldemort killed him, in pain because it was only part of a soal. but like a lot of the things in the book, she never comes out and says it. I just finished the book a couple of hours ago and i loved it. It is an awesome book and i’m sure that in the midnight movies left to come there will be several people wearing the symbol of the deathly hallows on top of their wizarding robes.
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Canth said:
actually she wrote a long Involved epilogue but tossed the big version out and came up with this shorter one. which I felt was Just a bit TOO short.
posted Jul 27, 2007 at 3:17PM
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readamia said:
I wish she had kept the original epilogue. I thought the one she put in the book was to short and cheesy. I mean, seriously- the book would have been better without it.
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awesomeamyg said:
well I loved the book. I think any ending that she came up with would have been disapointing to a lot of fans but it was awesome. I for one will be wearing the symbol of the deathly hallows at the next movie
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Laura said:
I really liked the 7th Harry Potter book. It answers all of the questions and undiscovered details from the whole series, though the many deaths make it a slightly depressing read. Rowling finishes off her series with a satisfying ending that will suprise her readers and tie together the all of the books.
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kelso777 said:
i just got the book and i’m almost done, i was close to tears when the first animal died. (when u-kno-who was chasing them)very sad for harry...
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kelso777 said:
she builds the suspense then it’s not as bad as u thought
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Anant said:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows impressed me quite a bit. After finishing the sixth book, I had thought that Rowling had left too much for herself to resolve in the ultimate book of her series. Somehow, she was able to resolve everything and add in a new twist, The Deathly Hallows. Again, it was rather impressive and unexpected for her to do that. However, with all of that said, I did have a couple issues with the book. The first was that one would have thought that by this point in time, Harry, Ron, and Hermione would have grown up a little bit more. Half the time that they spend together is spent bickering about trivial things. After a couple arguments, it becomes somewhat irritating to read the same thing again. Secondly, the final battle ends in such an anticlimactic way. One would have thought that Voldemort and Potter would have had a rather "epic" battle, but nothing of that sort really happened. It was really a let down for me because I was expecting something much more explosive. But, I will say that all of the other battling that was going on before the final one was really rather good and engrossing for the reader. Thirdly, the epilogue. What can I say about the epilogue to express how badly I felt that it was written? After I had finished reading the ending to the book, I was intrigued by the epilogue and hoped that it would answer some of the questions that I had had that had been left unanswered. Not only did the epilogue tell me literally nothing important, I felt that it ruined the book for me. The epilogue answers nothing about what happened to George and the joke shop with Fred dead, what became of the Order of the Phoenix, and what happened to all of those other characters that we had come to love. Instead we learn "vital" information such as: the children are now going to Hogwarts, who is snogging who in the back of the train, and how Harry Potter named one of his children 'Albus Severus.' Honesty, who would name their child that? And finally, the only other real issue that I had was that I didn't like how J. K. Rowling had two horcruxes destroyed through six books and then 4 in the seventh. I honestly thought that she could have spread it out a little more. But that's just me being rather hypercritical about something very little. One problem that I know some people are going to have is that this book is definitely not bright, upbeat, or charming. It is basically a dark book all the way through until the very end when some light shines through with the death of Voldemort. Gone is the childish behavior, (save those really irritating arguments), and it is instead replaced by a brooding, rather silent nature. There is nothing to be happy about, only a job to be done. That will cause many readers not to like this book as much. Overall, this book was easily the best of the series - minus the epilogue - hands down. I would recommend reading this book, to, at the least, to get closure from the series. Though there were a number of things that I didn't like about the way the book was written and it's content, it was still worth the time that I put into reading it.
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Carly M. said:
I wish the epilogue would have included what Harry was doing for a job. My big wish was that Malfoy had married...dare I say it?...A MUGGLE. But as i read the book again i realized he couldn’t have as Ron says something along the lines of
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Carly M said:
"Daddy would never forgive you if you married a Pureblood" about Malfoy’s son to his daughter. Dang=[
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EternalSnow said:
I love the book! It’s just sad that it was the last one and we may never read another new Harry Potter book. I love Molly Weasley; she is awesome. And I nearly started crying when I heard Fred. ;__; And there’s no mention of George in the epilogue. D: Still, it was one of my favorites. :]
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CQ3 said:
I can agree that the epilogue was a little cheesy, but a good reason as to why it's so short is because then you yourself can fill in all the stuff J.K.R.'s left out. It's more satisfying if you made it up because then it's the way you like it. And I for one, don't mind cheesy endings.
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Kaelie said:
My first reaction of the book was how dark it was, and I'm not talking about lighting. When the movie comes out, I'm pretty sure that it will be rated 'R.' But I highly enjoyed it. Of course, I was surprised by the ending. It seemed almost like it was tied up too neatly at the end, like a shopping mall wrapping a gift for you, it was in colors you wouldn't pick out with a bow tied so neatly it looked unreal. I think that Rowling could have maybe been a little more creative at the end, I mean, Harry and Ginny getting married? That was a nice ending, but also having Ron and Hermione getting married and they all staying connected, just seemed too...well, let's just say that it doesn't always happen in real life. This book was a highly creative book and held many surprises. Rowling is a very good writer and even the thought of the ideas in the book: Quidditch, I mean, how do you come up with something like that? She's a very talented writer and writes amazing books. The Deathly Hallows, though it was long, it was exciting, thrilling and full of surprises. I rate this book 5 stars and two thunbs up! --A young writer
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booknut said:
I absolutely loved the book. The plot was well-formed, and there were certain lines that made me laugh out loud. I thought the epilogue was incredible; it told us a lot, but I just wish we had learned more about other characters and what had happened between the last chapter and the epilogue.
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SuperSam said:
Overrated. Benn a Potter fan for eight years, but the first 550 pages were too repetitive. The last two hundred were solid, but didn’t make up for Rowling’s 550 page mail-in-job to begin the book.
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Julie Z. said:
J.K. Rowling's best yet! It had alot of action & suspense. I like the epilogue most because it gave alot of info I think most Harry Potter fans were wondering about.
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Amy said:
I really liked this book. It works really hard to wrap up all the loose ends left in the series while at the same time coming up with its own compelling storyline and mysteries of its own. Even though the story is not set, like the other books, at Hogwarts, I don't find myself missing it. All in all, I couldn't put it down, finishing all 750 or so pages in three days
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Annika said:
I won't give anything away for those who haven't read it yet, but it's my favorite since the fifth by far. There's action on nearly every page, tragic deaths (actually a downside), and plenty of dare-doing to go around. The whole cast are detailed once again in amazing depth as usual, and the situation is depicted as if Rowling were actually there, reporting live. Overall, I could very easily vote it best book of the year; an excellent closing to an awe-striking series.
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Wolverine said:
This final book in the Harry Potter series was well written. Some might say that everyone knows who will win, but how it happens is still the best part. I was engrossed at how Harry started putting all the pieces together toward the end. The power that Mrs. Weasley shows was totally unexpected, but it explains where Ginny gets her gift. I think JK Rowling did a good job in bringing the story full circle. I can now tell my friends that I was right about R.A.B. being a member of the Black family. I also was taken by surprise with the appearance of Dobby, but I was pleased to see him in the story. It did seem to take a long time for the story to take place as far as the timeline goes, but I guess the author had a fair amount of explaining to do and didn't want the story to seem to rush throuh some key points.
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haskelo said:
This book is ABSOLUTLEY incredible. It was a good way to end the series but there are alot of loose-ends that werent covered. But when I started I could not put it down reading sometimes until 5 and 6 AM! I think that it could have been better but I still love it and think it was AWESOME! Great job Jo! :D
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kelso777 said:
i just finished the book and it was so sad when harry pretended to be dead and hagrid carried him into hogwarts and ron and hermione and ginny and everyone was like "HARRY!!" it was so sad. who else thinks that?
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kelso777 said:
that’s so sad that hedwing, tonks, lupin and fred had to die we loved them all...
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Loophole said:
i found a loophole!!!!!! why can harry talk to the pictures of all of the old headmasters whom have all died and not the picture of his Dad???? Loophole people!!!!!! loophole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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trumpetgirl/anna said:
i read the first harry potter book half way. i hated it, this series is stupid. i would not recommend it.
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wither_wings said:
I haven’t actually finished the book yet, but I really like how J.K. Rowling ties together all the loose ends and explains everything, especially in the chapter "Prince’s Tale" or whatever when Harry goes into the pensieve; also how Harry’s invisibility cloak turned out to be one of the deathly hallows - J.K. Rowling really planned everything out ahead of time!!!
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R.H. Princetonian said:
I really like the 7th novel! It is my favorite in the Harry Potter series! This engaging work of art has all the major characters from the entire series come together for an ultimate climax to the story. There are references and allusions to all of the previous six novels, and they work well together to create a truly enjoyable magical read. Read it!
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Tessa said:
It was one of the best Harry Potter books in my humble opinion, except for the death factor.
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Icyi said:
This book was so good that I cried from happiness.
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Reapalotofgood Snogfish said:
How many books reach a broad span of ages like Harry Potter’s did? I’m a middle school teacher (and a grandma) who has been an avid fan like so many of my students. We’ve loved discussing the books! No author can be perfect, but J.K.R. comes very close. Long live Harry Potter!
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Amanda said:
I loved it! I wish there was more about Harry's kids. I liked it that Harry wasn't alwas perfect. J. K. Rowling is a great auther.
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Mckenna said:
I thought the Harry Potter book was great. I really liked Snape and thought he should have lived. I think J.K.Rowling should write a series about Harry's kids. It wasa great book.
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Voracious Reader said:
In response to Loophole: Harry (and other people) can talk to the old headmasters because they are portraits, not photographs like his Dad’s picture. Portraits can interact with you, photographs can’t. Duh.
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CQ3 said:
I have one question: Didn’t that goblin Griphook take the real sword of Griffindor? Then how did Neville suddenly have it and use it to chop off Nagini’s head? Was it the fake sword or did he somehow get it back?
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BALLiN BLONDiE said:
First of all to Julie Z: "I liked the epilogue most because it gave a lot of info I think most Harry Potter fans were wondering about." ummm like what? The epilogue was very predictable and I would have preferred if there hadn’t even been an epilogue. The epilogue explained nothing and what she did write about in the epilogue was very self-explanatory. I’m glad that JK left some lose ends and gave the readers the responsibility to draw conclusions. Other than the terrible epilogue this book was the best yet! I thought that the book wouldn’t be the same without Hogwarts but it was actually very enjoyable. To Anant: Harry didn’t find out about Horcruxes until the sixth book; that is why he destroyed most of them in the seventh. I think it would have been far too big a job to destroy all of the Horcruxes at--what--age 11?--when he was just figuring out how to fly, how to cast spells, and who Lord V was; and how his parents died. I’m glad the book turned out the way it did. I think we all wanted Harry to survive, and I don’t think Rowling would have let Potter die. I will admit that when Harry was walking to his death I was a bit surprised, but it turns out that he survived and came back to kill Voldemort. I think it was Rowling’s best piece of work, but I was really let down by the epilogue. About the Harry Potter movies: the first two were the best. The past 3 have been really sloppy and even though I have all 4 DVDs I don’t like the last ones nearly as well. There are too many important parts left out. I wish they would have Ron playing Quidditch in the fifth! Also, I don’t think Hedwig’s death was necessary and would have loved to see him live! Other than the epilogue, thank you JK for an amazing series. I hope you make that encyclopedia. :-)
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A nony mouse said:
I have an important question to ask to the person who posted as Jesus. I'm presbyterian and I go to church every sunday but i still don't see why you think that the books wipe out all the good and honest principles of Christianity! If you read this i would absolutely love your response, if not well I'm just putting it out there because I'm curious! I love these books to death and hope that anyone and everyone will give them a chance, and not judge a book by its cover!
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Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
To CQ3: Neville (another "true son of Gryffindor") pulled the sword from the sorting hat just as Harry did in the Chamber of Secrets. I have to admit that part gave me chills.
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bee said:
I was disappointed with the epilogue. I thought Teddy should have been with Harry and Ginny. And why do we learn only what Neville is doing 19 years later? What jobs do Harry and Ron and Hermione have? I think Harry should have been Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts and broken the curse of the position. Too obvious, perhaps?? SPOILER ALERT: I hated that Fred died.
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Aditya said:
The book is very exciting and full of action. Hary Potter even goes head to head with You-Know-Who(a.k.a. Voldemort)but you've got to read it if you want to know who wins!
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Janer said:
for all who have read this.... How does Neville get the sword? And how is it that Draco is the true owner of the Elder wand? I don't get it Jane 43
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Sarah said:
i thought it was a very interesting book and it was one of the best Harry Potter books I read besides Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I also like the ending where J.K. Rowling writes about what happens 17 years later in everybody's life.
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River said:
If you haven’t finished the book, don’t read any further! I’ve just re-read the last few chapters, because the debate about the "small, naked flayed child under the bench" has gotten hot and heavy during all the discussions I’ve been in. (Talk about an ice-breaker! I was at a family reunion and the most lively group contained people of all ages who had never met each other--discussing Book 7!) In the King’s Cross chapter (p. 722), Dumbledore says to Harry: "...you have less to fear from returning here than he (Voldemort) does." A couple of pages later, in "The Flaw in the Plan" (p. 725), Harry wonders if Voldemort had collapsed too, and that it seemed that both of them had fallen briefly unconscious and both of them had now returned... It seems from these excerpts that the small red creature at King’s Cross station is, in fact, Voldemort himself. Regarding why Teddy didn’t live with Harry and Hermione: It would seem unlikely that 17-year-old Harry would be capable of caring for a baby. I think the comment about Teddy (who would be about 20 years old in the epilogue) snogging Victoire was our clue as to who had actually raised him. Victoire is a French name, so it seems likely that she is the daughter of Bill and Fleur, who might also have been the ones to raise Teddy (who if he then married Victoire would "really be part of the family then"). However, JKR makes it clear that Harry has been closely involved in Teddy’s life ("he already comes round for dinner about four times a week...") Bee: I’m with you. The day after I finished reading the book, all the losses started becoming "real." My 14-year-old daughter thought I was nuts because I kept saying "I can’t believe Fred is dead!" Regarding the epilogue. JKR had (has?) deep concerns that another writer or writers would try to write additional Harry Potter stories. She has remarked that other classic series have had that happen, with results that disappointed her. I believe she killed off so many characters and wrote the epilogue the way she did to prevent anyone from writing any more Harry Potter stories. Now that everyone in my family has finally read the book (and my daughter has re-read it), I think I’m going to have to re-read it again myself!
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River said:
To the person who posted under the name of jesus: Harry Potter is full of "the good and honest principles of Christianity"! By reading Harry Potter through the lens of Christianity, any alert follower of Jesus should recognize the basic elements of our faith: Repentance (read what was suggested on page 103 about how Voldemort could be saved--or in Ron’s words "put back together"--if he felt remorse for killing so many people) Redemption (the Malfoys turned away from following Voldemort in the end--"huddled together [at the post-battle celebration/mourning] as though unsure whether or not they were supposed to be there") And most of all, throughout every single book: the power of self-sacrificial love (the heart of what Jesus--and Harry and Lily--teaches us). It seems to me that rather than turning people off of Jesus and Christianity by throwing "hate-bombs" at Harry Potter, a person could try reading the books looking for ways to use scenes from them to teach people about God’s self-sacrifical love for us, as shown by Jesus. Look at Harry’s statement to Voldemort on page 738, for example: "I was ready to die to stop you from hurting these people...I’ve done what my mother did. They’re protected from you. Haven’t you noticed how none of the spells you put on them are binding? You can’t torture them. You can’t touch them." Through his self-sacrificial death, Jesus essentially said to the powers of evil in our world: "I died to stop you from hurting these people. They’re protected from you. Haven’t you noticed? Nothing you do to them is binding. You can’t touch them." Actually, before Book 7 was even published, I knew JKR was going to have Harry offer himself as a sacrifice to rid the world of Voldemort. I also wondered if she might somehow allow Harry’s sacrifice to save Voldemort from himself, simply because the Christian theme of self-sacrifice was so present. There certainly was a moment at the bottom of page 741 where Harry offered the option of remorseful repentance to Voldemort (knowing full well that it might "save" the man who killed his parents and many of his friends). But I don’t know if the world is open to that kind of radical ending, just like some Christians still aren’t open to the reality of Jesus’ radical love. Most of us would rather see "the bad guys get what they deserve" (retribution) rather than be saved from their own evil ways (redemption). Sorry about the sermon, but people who put down Harry Potter in the name of Christianity really bug me! Especially when it seems they haven’t even read the books...
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JustAFanNow said:
To Janer: Neville had true Griffyndor Courage and thus pulled the sword out of the sorting hat just as Harry did in the Chamber of Secrets. As for the wand, this is how I understand the situation. Somehow Gregoravitch had/made/obtained the elder wand. Grindelwald then stole/won the wand from Gregoravitch. Voldemort decided to track down Gregoravitch as to obtain/steal the elder wand for himself, however he tortured Gregoravitch and recieved the memmory of Grindelwald taking the wand from Gregoravitch therefore Grindelwald was now the owner of the elder wand. Voldemort then knew that the defeat of Grindelwald was due to the skill of none other than Albus Dumbledore. (after all it was very common knowledge, it was on dumbledore’s wizarding chocolate frog card SS) Voldemort broke into Dumbledore’s tumb to get the wand, however, Dumbledore was NOT the owner any more. On the night when Harry and Dumbledore returned from the cave searching for the locket horcrux (HBP) and are on the top of the tower, Dumbledore uses his power to freeze Harry in place and Draco disarms dumbledore (thus obtaining the elder wand) before dumbledore could defend himself. Voldemort kills snape thinking snape is the owner because Snape is the one who killed dumbledore, however draco is the owner because HE disarmed Dumbledore. THen Harry disarms Draco and takes draco’s wand when they are captured and brought to the Malfoy house, therefore HARRY POTTER IS THE OWNER OF THE ELDER WAND!!
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CQ3 said:
I totally agree with River. The Harry Potter books can be read by everyone, Christian or not. J.K.R. has written them so it pretty much fits with everyone’s beliefs. I personally prefer fantasy books without religious themes. I think fiction is here to bring us out of the present world and into a whole entirely different one. That’s why I prefer fiction without any ties to the "real world". But don’t get me wrong; I’m not against Christianity or anything. I just really admire Rowling for writing her books in this unique way.
posted Aug 1, 2007 at 8:49AM
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CQ3 said:
Does anyone know exactly how Dumbledore got the Elder Wand from Grindalwald? I mean, Rowling says he bested Grindalwald in a duel, but how did Dumbledore go against the Elder Wand and win?
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~^~Katie~^~ said:
I think this book is great! It is a little sad when Harry’s close friends die, but you can’t expect that everything is going to be happily ever after. There are some bad things that happen to everyone.
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BALLiN BLONDiE said:
I don’t think Grindalwald was the real owner of the wand because he stole the wand from Gregorovitch. Then again, that wouldn’t make sense because Harry comes to be the owner of the wand... wow good question cq3
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BALLiN BLONDiE said:
oh well Dumbledore has these really special magical powers so idk.. maybe his wand was really good.
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Mustafa said:
This is the best book yet! The author writes the book with detail, it makes it fun to read every time. I would recommend this book to anyone!
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cathmcn said:
I just posted my own review - I'd love to hear comments from others on it! http://catherinemcniel.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-final-post-about-harry.html
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TheSuffering26 said:
I’ve been hearing that Dumbledore wasnt this perfect guy we all thought he was, Is that true?
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MyView said:
Love conquers evil.Love was the weapon that eventually won out over and defeated Voldemort. Harry’s mother’s love protected him for 17 years. Snape’s never dying love for Lilly and his promise he made to Dumbledore protected and saved Harry several times. Narcissa’s love for her son Draco was stronger than her loyalty to The Dark Lord. Molly love for her lost son and the threat to her daughers life gave her super warrior strength to take out Bellatrix. Many biblical quotes were used in this book and of course the the main story of the bible is Love.
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IdaB said:
This is the best of the Harry Potter books! I can’t wait for the movie of this one to come out!!
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robb said:
Good question about Grindalwold losing to Dumbledore even with the Elderwand. Dumbledore was pretty crafty, maybe he outsmarted him. It was never explained..probably should have been. Overall, terrific book. I thought books 4 , 6, and especially 5 were poor editted and really were slow at times. This book was easily in the top 3 along with the original (because it was the original) and Prisoner of Azekban. I was expecting more of a book like the last 3 Potter books, and instead she gives us this action packed thriller. What a finish to the series! I loved it.
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No More Paper Cranes said:
The best device used in the book was the lack of trust and the demolition of a onced well thought of book. I always thought that Dumbledor was too good of a person, and I'm glad that he turned out to be power hungry and using. While I was enthralled with that aspect of the book, the absence of Harry Potter's death was very disappointing. I think that the best possible way to end the series would have been a tragic. Harry Potter had no right to survive.
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EmilyLovesEdward said:
I just loved it! IT WAS GREAT!!! I sobbed when Hedwig and Tonks and Lupin died and when he saw the half dead peopley things because he thought he was about to go die even though I knew he couldn't die(accidentally read the last paragraph of the book! bad Emily!) and when he saw Dumbledore and when Voldemort died because all those years of hard work won(not because i felt bad for voldemort)and I also cried on the epilogue cause it was like all over. the whole series. no more new Harry Potter books to read:( I'm crying right now just thinking about it! And I'm not much of a cry baby! I LOVED IT!!!!!
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CQ3 said:
To TheSuffering26: What you’ve been hearing about Dumbledore is true. But you’ll have to read the book to find out exactly why he wasn’t perfect!
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jacob said:
It is suspenful
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Wastedtime said:
Worst of the series. Nothing linked or made real sense. J.K. must have just been trying to get it over with. And the epilogue? Was that an attempt to make sure there wouldn’t be any more books?
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allforHIM94 said:
I really liked the book. I thought it ended the series well (even though i wish it went on with tons more books) and I liked how she changed your opinion of soem of the characters. I really wanted to like Snape in the other books, and I’m glad that he turned out to be on Harry’s side. I fell in love with Kreacher too, and I thought it was hilarious that he started cooking for them. I love the symbolism in rowling’s books. The good versus evil. to Wastedtime: I thought she tied everything in: explained why snape killed dumbledore, how the part of Voldemort’s soul was in Harry, why dumbledore wanted harry to find the horcruzes.
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Lyubov said:
Its the best book ever, I didn't want to put it down. ITs about how Harry Finds all of the Horcruxes, and Opens the Hollows. He also destrys Lord Voldomort. At the end of the book Harry is all grown up with his own famely.
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oleg said:
This is the best book ever.Its so detaled and wraps up the story. I loved this book, and would recomend others to reed it too!
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Shelley said:
I thought that this book was a magnificant ending to the Harry Potter series. Though the epilogue was a bit like a fanfiction, it let us know what happened to the main characters of the book.
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SmartAzngirl126 said:
i thought the epilogue was ok at first i got counfused. then im like O kids. I LOVED the book i read the fight over numerous times but still i think she could have made the battle longer. or snapes real perpose a little better. and how did he even knoe his moms patronus was a doe. thought it was kinda wierd when all the teachers just happened to come at the same time at the same place. i really wish that she kept making more books. and any way what was all that about the elder wand. y does everybody the booked sucked. it was great well y dont u try writing a like 700 page book.
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CQ3 said:
To Wastedtime: If nothing linked or made sense, then you weren’t really paying attention! If you bothered to actually comprehend the book, pretty much everything that was covered in the first six books was wrapped up pretty nicely. And the epilogue, in my opinion, couldn’t have been an attempt to make sure there wouldn’t be any more books because she left so much out in between and after.
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Connor said:
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE HAS SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! Harry Potter number 7. Its finally here. Years of buildup, and at 12;01 midnight on July 21st, the Last chapter In The Harry potter Saga Was Released. Millions bought It, Millions Finished it. This probably was and will be the best book i will ever read. Jk Rowling really ended it with a bang. SPOILERS START HERE! in the first three chapters, Dudley is nice to harry, mad eye and hedwig are killed and george Weasley loses and ear. it then goes on the Bill and Fleur's weading, which is interuppted by rufus Scrimgeour being Murdered. The Dark Lord Is Rising. Throughout the story, you learn about Dumbledore's past, three mystic objects known as the deathly hallows, and you finally get to the final climax of good and evil with the battle of hogwarts. fred Weasley Dies, Dobby is stabbed, Tonks, Remus Lupin, Snape, bellatrix lestrange and colin creevy all lose their lives. And then it comes down to the final climax between Voldemort and harry. Ill stop the spoilers there, but the ending will blow your minds. Like is said, this is an amazing book, and lives above its excpactations/. Good job mrs. Rowling.
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muggle mama said:
I had mixed reactions to the book. I agree that some of it was hard to follow. And I was disatisfied with all of the new things we needed to accept that one couldn’t possibly have derived from the earlier books. I guess I was hoping for more "Aha" moments in the book, like what the other Horcruxes were instead of having to embrace the new idea of the Hallows. But I was thrilled with the Snape revolution. He cared for Harry for Lily’s sake but also despised him for being James’ son. It worked beautifully and I think he is one of the most fascinating characters in the book. And get a load of Neville! I got a kick out of his grandmother proudly taking off to fight at his side. As for the "cheesy" end, I have to admit that I really liked it. It irritates me that I liked it as much as I did, but it really was satisfying. And I can hardly wait to see movie 7’s battle scene with wizards, death eaters, giants, centaurs... good thing that it is still a few years off because man oh man are they gonna have a lot of special effects to work out. In regards to the Christianity remarks, this series of stories is completely removed from any sort of religion. It is pure fantasy. Witches in the world of Harry Potter have no reference to the Devil or to God, it is fantasy. I have absolutely no problems recommending these stories to anyone and don’t feel that it threatens my personal faith in anyway. And Iastly, I have greatly appreciated having these stories to share with my son. It is not easy to find fiction that mothers and their sons can truly enjoy together. It has been a great ride and I will miss the books.
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tbraun94 said:
i picked up the copy at 12:01 a.m. and started to read as soon as i got home. the only problem was that the begining was great the best out of all the harry potter books ever, but having saying that there was a slight problem as you progresd into the book you soon to find out that Ron who is the funniest out of all of them runs back home because he gets angry at harry. he does come back though. Then you get happy that he comes back. Then thats where the story starts to get boring again. But after you get past that the boring part its the best out of all the other 6 books and the darkest
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Kate said:
I think that this book was probabaly the best in the series and so much scattered infromation from the other books was all put into place. I loved this book so much. I think everyone should read the Harry Potter books eventhough they are long, but they are very well written and for all ages.
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Greta said:
I havn't read this book yet but my brother said that he really liked it and that he thought it was the best book out of all the Harry Potter ones. Other people that I know have said it's REALLY good too so ya. I would probobly give it 5 stars and I would probobly recomend it!
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luvmanda said:
I loved the book, but hated the epilogue. it was too boring and did not give enough information. A friend of mine told me what J.K. Rowling said Harry did for a living, but she should have put it into the book!!
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MRM13579 said:
For answers to those 'unanswered and unresolved' questions, there was quite a long interview posted at Bloomsbury.com with Rowling in which she ties up some loose ends.
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Emily said:
I have to say that this is J.K. Rowling's best work. And this is the time where the phrase 'save the best for last' is needed. It was REALLY fun reading this book. It was funny, sad, happy, and it had unexpected moments.I recommend the book to everybody because it was a blast reading it. I can't believe I finished the Harry Potter series, but I did and I feel great!
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Emcat89 said:
I have to agree with the people who have said that this one is the best in the series - I’ve completely fallen in love with the book! I keep rereading parts of it, and it has been nearly two weeks since I finished it. I was worried when I started reading it that there would be too much to cover in 759 pages (with the Horcruxes and everything else to worry about) but I think Rowling did a superb job with tying all the loose ends together. It was amazing how well she was able to weave in suprises that were perfectly believable and make the characters so human. Snape’s complexities, how he protected Harry for the sake of Lily, but hated him because of his father, were remarkable. I liked how nearly every character was redeemable in some way, and yet none of them were perfect. We even got to know Voldemort by the end. It really speaks about not judging other people too much, because we don’t know where they are coming from. I thought the book was an almost perfect blend of tragedy and happiness. Taken alone, neither one would quite sit well with the readers. The many deaths have been complained about, but so has the happy ending. I think they offset each other. I started crying during the Prince’s Tale, and I couldn’t stop until I got to King’s Cross. The end was happy, but it was also bittersweet, because not everyone made it. (My one wish would have been to include the reunion between Harry and Ginny after each had assumed they would never see the other again.) Like I said though, I am quite in love with the book.
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Rina said:
I liked the epilouge the best but i also liked the whole book.
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LOVE2talk said:
I Loved it! I was so sad at first because I thought harry was going 2 die! I loved the ending even though so many people were killed. Im so happy J.k Rowling ended it like she did. Thank you J.k Rowling!
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Al said:
This book helped me in no way whatsoever. There is now such thing as magic, it tries to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality. Furthermore, i tried turning my toed into a frog, even using the spellword in the book, and it didn't work. I am very!!!!! disapointed. Your friend, al
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Ayushi said:
This last Harry Potter was excellent. It was the best one yet. It took care of everything and the outcome of what happened was amazing. Best book ever!!!!!!!!
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Sarah said:
I love it! I haven't read all of it yet, but, as usual, J.K. Rowling has written another masterpiece! It is a little bit sad, though, when Hedwig and Mad Eye AND Dumbledore have died all so suddenly.
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Benancio said:
I thought the book was great and I can't wait for the Harry Potter Encyclopedia JK Rowling’s plans on publishing. I was sad to see so many deaths but at the same time I was so pleased to see so many characters in a different light (i.e. Kreacher). In this book JK Rowling met some of my expectations and exceeded even more of them.
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CMR4 said:
Who said there wont be more books? If you love to write as much as J.K.R. does, to start her career with a 7 book series, you dont stop writing. Harry may not be the main character but Rose and Albus are starting hogwarts, who knows?
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Kristina said:
HPDH has to be the best Harry Potter book yet! JK tied up all the lose ends and answered all the remaining questions very neatly. I love the fact that little details mentioned in afore books become BIG details in later books! I give it five stars!
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Angela said:
I wouls say it is an outstanding book and that J.K. Rowling really outdid herself this time. It was overall amazing and I definatly enjoyed it as I have all her books. I will continue telling all my friends about her and her series. I was really really amizing!
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Katie* said:
HP #7 is one of the most intriguing books that I've ever read! The intensity of page after page was great and the twists that kept coming were amazing. The deaths were hard to comprhend when you really liked the character, but the reason for the death always made it feel like it was worth it. Rowling definatley knows how to end not only a book, but an entire series!!!!
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elliot said:
I think this is a very good book. It is probably one of the best i've read.It just took me to another world. In short, I loved it.
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Emcat89 said:
Note to Emily Lloyd: I am guessing that Teddy might have been raised by his grandmother, Andromeda (Tonk’s mother). Lupin and Tonks left him at her house when they went to Hogwarts to fight. I feel horrible for that family! Ted Tonks, Dora Tonks, and Lupin all die within months of each other.
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Friend said:
Wikipedia has addl. details not included in epilogue.. Check it out... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows (Rowling’s commentary and supplement)
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savannah maynard said:
This book was the best book in the seires! It was very detailed and fun to read. It may have been sad and violent with 12 deaths but the ending was satisfiying. With romance, battles, weddings,and Horcruxse to be found.
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Ethan said:
SO GOOD! I expected it to be a little better but still FANTASTIC! I think the end is SO sweet! For real, one of the best books EVER created. Besides #4!!!! If u don't by this book GET IT!
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SoccerGirl6 said:
This book was the best in the series. I had no idea how J.K. Rowling was going to end it, but she did a great job! It was sad how some of the main people died.
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eliza513 said:
I liked it ! All my predictions came true !
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Sarah said:
This Harry Potter was amazing. It was very dark, but it had a suprisingly deep message. The ending makes you laugh and cry at the same time. I just couldn't put it down!
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poopy said:
this book was fantastic I couldn’t believe how Snape truly cared for Harry the whole time.
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Erik said:
I really liked the ending, however parts of it weren't understandable such as the visit to Godric's Hollow. Otherwise, a great way to end the series.
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Avatar for Emily Lloyd Emily Lloyd said:
Note to Emcat89: I bet you’re right! I’d forgotten all about Andromeda--I’m sure she did raise Teddy. Great detail--thanks.
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Avatar for Lashred7 Lashred7 said:
10 A bitter sweet end. I was happy to finally know what happened but I was sad to say goodbye to the series.
posted Aug 15, 2007 at 5:44PM
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Cooleo said:
I finished the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows in less than 48 hours. I was hooked. I have read the Harry Potter Books my whole life. I have read and reread all of them mutiple times. I thought that no book could get better than books 1 & 6. But I was wrong. the 7th book was outstanding! Amazing! exordinary! magnifisent! unbelivebell! I LOVED IT!
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WAR10CK said:
To River, the significance of the baby is that the baby is harry potter's body in the real world still tangeled between life and death.
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To Erik: What did you not understand about Godric’s Hollow?
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cooleo:) said:
My fav. part in HP7 was EVERY THING!!!! I LOVED every part. I am SO SAD the series are over. I would of like to have J.K rowling write 50 more HP books. I am a least glad harry did not die. I LOVE HARRY POTTER.. There was SO much depth in all of the books espectialy in the the 7th. Harry Hermione and ron learn so much about Dumbledore's past. I cryed at the end because it was over. I will miss new HP books. I will cherish my HP books foreverm and I will share them with my kids. So if any one does NOT like HP, they have PROBLEMS.
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Harshil said:
I finished my book this morning and thought that it was a wonderful book. I really LOVED it. EXCELLENT ENDING. I would be really interested to see that how they can convert such a detailed book into a movie. It would be interesting to see.
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CQ3 said:
Since there’s so much to the seventh book they’ll probably skip a LOT. Or they could just totally mess it up like they did to Eragon. I saw the fourth movie and they skipped a fair amount or just skimmed through stuff.
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hp. phoenix said:
yo, HP and the Deathly Hallows is the best book. I also think the epliouge was coool! (but it could have been longer). PS. my fav. book is HP and the Order of the Phoenix.
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katsker said:
omg i think harry potter is sooo hot. i mean cmon look at his face. adorable. that’s what my mom thinks anyway.
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CQ3 said:
To WAR10CK: I doubt the baby is Harry Potter’s body. If you read the fourth book again, then you will find that the baby in HP7 matches that in HP4.
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dreamygal said:
the book is totally awesome.....the magic on the first 3 books was lost in 5th and 6 th books.....this book makes a fantastic comeback.....it has all the elements which made hp so readable...and of course a very satisfying ending...it does not leave its readers hanging in air about wat hapd in the end....all the answers n theories are answered.....makes the series complete....a great read...not ot be missed!!!!
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Amik said:
this was an amazing book. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think. It was so good, no words can possible begin to explain how good it was. I loved the ending. The only thing I don’t like about the book is how a couple of loose ends were never tied up, like the black veil in the department of mysteries, and dumbledore’s FLYING avada kedavra. other than that, it was AMAZING!!!
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Mary21 said:
I know we all want it to continue, but I thought there is an opportunity with new characters, their children ,,, to continue the next generation?? Mary
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4M496YJ7 said:
I wouldn't call myself an avid Harry Potter fan, but I read the books and particularly enjoyed the most recent installment. It was a great book and an amazing conclusion. Rowling has outdone herself. She does a terrific job of developing her characters, and you have to admire her imagination. One question though, is where did Neville get the sword, did I miss something, or did the goblin have the sword last? overall, incredible conclusion to a timeless story.
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I LOVED IT, I LOVED IT, I LOVED IT!!! I AM SO SAD THAT THE SERIES IS OVER!!!!! I CRIED WHEN DOBBY DIED AND I CRIED AT THE END WHEN DUMBLEDORE WAS CRYING IN HIS PICTURE. I WAS HOPING ALL ALONG THAT SNAPE WOULD END UP TO BE A GOOD GUY!!! I WISH THE EPILOG WAS LONGER! WHAT WAS THAT CRYING BABY ALL ABOUT AT KINGS CROSSING??? AGAIN - LOVED IT!!!!
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Peter said:
Rowling's final installment in the Harry Potter series was lacking in elements that made her series magical, placing Harry in a scenario that is dull and depressing. Rowling makes Harry lose friends that were dear to him, and send him deep into an area of loneliness. To make matters worse, Harry gives up on his education just because he was told to. This destroys what Rowling promoted once; being loyal to friends, and keeping up with education. Beyond the moral aspects of the book, Rowling stretches out the long, dreary parts of the book and keeps exciting parts of the book short. It became tiresome to hear about meaningless chitchat of goblins in the woods when it became more concerning to just move on to the next part. Rowling simply created too many questions to summarize into one heaping epilogue, so I gave this book a three out of five. All of the fascinating pages were clouded by meaningless content that easily could have been dropped out.
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Dreamer333 said:
I feel that this book puts a button on a please all series. It is, of course impossible to please all the readers. To that note I feel Rowling left just enough happiness to promote the readers hope and dually enough loose ends for the reader to wonder to wonder what happens next? My breath has been taken away. Yes there was depression, but it was necessary. How else would the reader be able to actually understand the long and seemingly impossible quest of destroying Voldemort if they themselves did not also experience some helplessness? I feel that she ended it in the only way that did her Hero and the series justice. I think weather you are feeling as content as I am or not, Harry Potter will be missed. I look forward to reading what brilliance Ms. Rowling will be putting out next. In the mean time it is with a heavy heart that I close the cover on the series that taught me to read, taught me to hope, and taught me to dream; my hero, Harry Potter.
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Abby said:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a great novel that gives a chilling and exciting end to this amazing series. J.K. Rowling gives a fantastic ending that will have readers asking for more. Many people waited 2 years for this book and it was well worth the wait. I can't wait to read more books by this author in the future.
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bookworm1295 said:
J.K. Rowling outdid herself in the last book . No matter what ppl say this book is by far the best. IT shows that dumblebore and lupin aren’t perfect but everybody has faults. i also really liked how snape turned out. and about lily and snape.in the 5th book a. petunia talks abouts dementors and then says "that awful boy told her(lily) about them" and i akways thought she was talking about james but it turns out it was snape.some ppl say the epilouge was horrible but i think it awas a good one.it shows the characters emotions and isn’t all information like some are. all in all i really enjoyed this book and hope rowling writes another series.
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addison said:
i herd that it is the top best seller in the world and that is so cool nan dthat makes harry poter about the coolest person ever
posted Aug 23, 2007 at 1:09PM
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ella story said:
i love harry he is so cool
posted Aug 23, 2007 at 1:14PM
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ella story said:
the should never stop witing harry poter
posted Aug 23, 2007 at 1:15PM
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Destiny said:
Oh my god, God bless the women with that big brain. I love all her books but the last one was the best of all, why she has to finish the series that's not fair, but in this life time, I hope she can also re-write what happened in between his 17- to his 19th years on the last chapter. yay finally we're all thru the books yay.
posted Aug 24, 2007 at 11:31AM
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bookworm1295 said:
i love the book so much im reading it 4 the 4th time
posted Aug 25, 2007 at 11:09AM
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BALLiN BLONDiE said:
Maybe Harry became an auror??? I should go to that site : ))
posted Aug 25, 2007 at 12:07PM
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saave said:
To loophole person, past or present: Harry can converse with the /paintings/ of previous head-masters because they are enchanted to do so. James Potter and Lily Evans were never painted, so to say, therefore that is why Harry cannot converse with said parents. Photos do not talk.
posted Aug 25, 2007 at 2:48PM
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*Melissa* said:
I really liked it , but I was hoping for the final battle of Harry and Voldemort to be more exciting, and not just one spell each. I think the epiloge could have been better, and said what happened to a few of the other charactors. I never was overly crazy about Harry and Ginny being together, (I always wished through out the series that Hermione and Harry would go out) but I think the book was ended nicely and definately worthwhile to read. Read this book!
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Gregory said:
I think that it was a great book im glad that J.K.Rowling did'nt kill Harry buyt still its sad that she had to kill all those others and when Voldemort was finnally defeated think that was the best part of the boook and also I like that Ms.Rowling put in a epilouge I want to know what happens when he grows up
posted Aug 26, 2007 at 7:54PM
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Avatar for Andie Andie said:
I LOVE IT! its the best book by far!
posted Sep 1, 2007 at 12:22PM
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Maya said:
Harry potter is very good and the ending is the best but it was a little downhill from what was going on in the book and i also like when snape shows his truue colors.
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Brianna Joy said:
WOW!!! This book was the best one I ever read! This summer I read the whole Harry Potter series in a week. My other favorite book was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
posted Oct 12, 2007 at 3:53PM
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Bunniluva44 said:
I think that of Harry died the book would have been to sad. but this version of the tale was a little to happy. I actally like Voldemort!!! He is awsome!!!!!! Ron is so very funny.
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dancingfreak said:
I'm a Harry Potter finatic!!! I'll say no more.
posted Oct 22, 2007 at 2:15PM
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amanda d said:
Snape is awesome it made me cry!
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Leor said:
Not as good as the first six. I mean, come on. How could Death Eaters just pop out of nowhere when you say You-Know-Who's name? That's kind of weird. And Dobby geing killed? :( I rate this book three stars.
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D. Marcus Cutter said:
If you like books with lots of excitement, you should read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow.It's about Harry, Ron,and Hermione destroying the horcruxes, defeating Voldemort and, saving Hogwarts while being the most wanted people in the wizarding world. Also learn who Snape really worked for and who killed Dombledore. To learn more, read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!!!!!!!
posted Nov 16, 2007 at 2:54PM
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starburstlovr202 said:
I love this book, it is so good! But like all the good people died...and I am so sad that harry potter is over!
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Emma said:
This book was so good it is kind of boring in the beginng but it gets very good at the end. You have to read the other six books if you want to understand this one. It is a very good book
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book worm said:
The 7th was the best in the seires! The end is the best i read it like 6 times and the whole thing 2 times. I was really gald with the finish J.K. did a great job rapping the series up. I really wish she would write another book though i know she wouldn't :[ It was sad so many people died the most said death were definetly hedwig, dobby, tonks, lupin and fred oh yeah and colin :[ I LOVE HARRY POTTER. even if in the movies hes ugly :]
posted Dec 9, 2007 at 4:06PM
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SmartAzngirl126 said:
ok people wat is this an essay contest? I see some coments that are like a full page long. Addmit it people The Book ROXS! AND YOU KNOW IT! I KNOW YOU DO!
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Nada said:
As the stunning final book in the seven-book series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" delivers to all ages. It has the school elements that we are all familiar with, but now the Golden Trio, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, are off to save all of wizard and possibly, man-kind! As they search for clues to the Horcruxs, they discover the Hallows. Harry must decide which is more important at the moment. There is romance and excitement, and all the fun and dangerous elements of magic in this book. Children can read it lightly, but adults can read more into the themes and the undertones that correlate with real-life occurences. Harry Potter is my favorite book series, and it has ended with an absolutely FANTASTIC final book! I recommend this book to everyone!
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Greta said:
this is the best book of the whole series. it is SUCH a good book. i would give it like a million out of five stars. if you havnt read it you have to. i read it in like a day. it was SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO good.
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kittykat said:
This whole series was great, but I have to say the epilogue at the end of this last book was pretty disappointing. I think it would have been better to leave it up to the readers’ imaginations.
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softball_luver14 said:
I was extremely said that it was the final book! It was a great book to finish it off though! All we have to look forward to now is the movies and if David Yates keeps doing the movies, they will stink! He totally messed up the fifth movie(in my opinion) so I really hope he gets it right for the last two!
posted Jun 30, 2008 at 5:09PM
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Avatar for nagrom nagrom said:
great ending
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Maya said:
I like this book because I like books with a lot of action and violence in them and this is is one of those books.I also like it because I love how the author expresses feelings within each character.
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hornet95 said:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was a great conclusion to the series. If you liked these books and want more like it, I’d suggest reading the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo
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Purva said:
This book is the best book in the world!!! It has amazing twists that you can never expect. Harry Potter has decided not too go to Hogwarts this year but instead continues looking for Voldemort's horcruxes. Voldemort has taken over the ministry and are searching for Harry Potter. Will he find the horcruxes and defeat Voldemort? Or will Voldemort find him and kill him? Read the book to find out.
posted Aug 7, 2008 at 5:38PM
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ginny said:
I am not done with this book but it is so good! If you like Adventre and Wizardry, read this! But I do have to say, it is sad when some people die.
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TwilightFan said:
I Loved this book. It wrapped up the whole series well and ending the way it should. my favorite book of the series is probably Harry Potter 7, or harry potter 6 OR 4. Three was probably my least faorite, just kinda boring. Please read this series!!!!!!
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Jude_Rosenberg said:
The Seventh installment of the Harry Potter series. Loved it! That is all.
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mackenzie said:
i liked it and wish J.K. would write more! Harry completed his mission to find horcruxes and fought Voldemort for the last time.
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Scarbelline said:
If you haven't read the Harry Potter series, you have major issues.
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Schuett4545 said:
I think this was a very good book series. However I wish their were more books to come and I thought we had to wait way too long for all of these books. The fact that the movie of this book will be a two parter is kind of sad. You would think even if the movie was 3 hrs long they could make it into one part. If people can sit through lord of the rings and titanic which were both 3hr movies. Then for the love of Harry MAKE THIS LAST MOVIE A ONE PARTER!!!!!!!
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spudsmckenzie said:
one of the best books that i have read.
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Sean said:
This is my favorite book in the series. It is when Harry goes looking for Horcruxes. Harry tries to find a stone that can bring people back to life, a wand that can win any duel, and an invisibility cloak. Whoever finds all of them will become master of death. It was an exciting book with lots of action.
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Avatar for Kendall T. Kendall T. said:
Harry really needs to make a decition on which path to take in this year. He is now seventeen. A VERY Thrilling tale. I Loved it alot. Espesially the END.
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Avatar for iheartjacob iheartjacob said:
DID YOU JUS SAID YOU DIDN’T READ THISS BOOK????? WHAT ISS WRONGGG WITHH YOU???????? dO YOU hAvE a BIG iSSUESS??????? GOO GOOO GOOO GOO READD ITTT..!!!!!!! Lmaoo. sorry, didn’t mean to freak you out but this is awesomee book. :)
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Reverdy01 said:
WoW people SURE do love this book huh
posted Jul 24, 2010 at 12:53PM
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