2007: 113. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Well, I loved it.  I tore through it, and will certainly have to read it again to get all the nuances - I already read the epilogue twice.  The way Rowling was able to tie all seven books together into something greater than the whole was just amazing - she may not be the world’s greatest writer but she is a hell of a storyteller.  And, not to spoil it, but SO MUCH happened.  OMG the battle of Hogwarts was so awesome!!!  God - I am still teary about Fred, and I think about Snape wanting to see Lily’s eyes one more time, and when Harry goes to see Voldemort with his parents, Remus and Sirius and asks them to stay with him and his mother tells him that he’s been so brave.  Well - I was a wreck.

I know people thought the epilogue was cheesy - but I loved it and I thought it was necessary.  Harry deserved a family, especially since it was the one thing he’d never had.  Seriously, I loved the book.

Recommended for: People who like sweeping epics that end awesomely 

Date/Place Completed: 7/21/07; D.C.

Categories:  Fiction; Young Adult

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017