Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Book Review

Nov 20, 2010 | 2010 Articles, Books & Tales, Every Other Book, Fantasy & Fangs, Teens

by Stephanie Barnett

This is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Following Dumbledore’s death in The Half-Blood Prince, Voldemort rises to power, and takes over the wizarding world, and the Ministry of Magic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to drop out of school at Hogwarts to do what they can to resist, and take down Voldemort. How? Destroy Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. (Horcruxes are evil magical items that contain a piece of a Wizard’s soul).

The three decide to travel around the countryside, hiding out and trying to find the last Horcrux, which can only be destroyed by certain magical items, such as Basilisk venom. They soon learn about three magical items, which supposedly once brought together can do powerful things. These items are what Voldemort has been searching for the whole time. Along with searching for Horcruxes, they now are looking for the three magical items.

Their search takes them to the home of Harry’s deceased parents, among many other dangerous and exciting places, as they learn surprising secrets about both Dumbledore and Snape’s past. Finally, their journey leads them back to Hogwarts and the battle for not only their lives, but the future of both the Muggle and wizarding world.

A story about life and death, friends and enemies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Whether it’s a fight to the death, or a trek across country, Harry Potter keeps you wanting more, well past the ending. Will Harry win? Is this the end of Voldemort? Will Ron and Hermione EVER get together? All questions put forth in the first six books are answered, along with some questions we never even had! Whatever your reason for reading, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a must read book of our time.

If you love the books, check out the new movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, released this weekend. There will be a review of this movie here at KRL this Monday night at 7 in our new Monday Movies Feature.

Stephanie Barnett is 17 and a contributor to our
Teen Talk section. She is a senior at Reedley High School who plans to attend Fresno State next fall and become a music teacher. At RHS she is in band, drama & an officer in NJROTC.



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