Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Book Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Book Review

When Voldemort starts taking over the wizarding world and everything looks bleak, will Harry be able to stop him, making the ultimate sacrifice?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the final book in Rowling’s series. In this one, the Golden Trio go on a mad hunt for the Horcruxes—a task Dumbledore entrusted them with, before his death.

With everything hanging in the balance, they don’t only need to successfully carry out their mission to honor Dumbledore’s wish, but also the fate of the whole wizarding world depends on them. During their arduous journey, they stumble upon ancient magic: the Deathly Hallows whose owner becomes the master of death itself.

Rowling sets a completely different tone in this book; Harry, Ron, and Hermione are no longer children who attend a school and learn fancy “magic tricks.” They had to grow up tremendously in this adventure, and their struggle to move away from adolescence to adulthood is masterfully depicted.

Because, they leave their families, and the safe environment Hogwarts and Dumbledore provided all those years, they sometimes start cracking under pressure and even turn against each other. The concept of Horcruxes is also developed in this one, as we follow the trio on their journey to destroy the seven Horcruxes that provide Voldemort with semi-immortality.

Book Details

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Format: Paperback
Author: J.K. Rowling
Language : English
Publisher : Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 0545139708

This main storyline is intertwined with the struggle of side character, like the members of the Order of the Phoenix, especially Remus, who unexpectedly finds himself a father. Rowling also turns philosophical when she recounts the tale of the three brothers and how each one wanted to trick Death.

It shows that nobody can flee death forever, and she drives her point home: We have to come to terms with our mortality. In addition to this valuable lesson, we also get to know more about Dumbledore and Snape, whose motives were never fully explained in the previous books.

Overall, Rowling’s series can only be described as a masterpiece that paints a poignant image full of lessons and vibrant characters. Although we lose a few beloved characters in this book, the ending remains one of the most satisfying endings in the young adult category, because as Rowling puts it, “all was well.”

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