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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

4.58 of 5 stars 4.58  ·  rating details  ·  1,374,857 ratings  ·  40,188 reviews
Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow an ...more
Hardcover, 607 pages
Published July 21st 2007 by Bloomsbury
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Necayl Norris I don't think it ended soon, it was a ten year journey for all. I will miss the story, but "Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home, whether…moreI don't think it ended soon, it was a ten year journey for all. I will miss the story, but "Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home, whether by book or screen". JKR has written several other books, Mostly adult fiction from what I can tell, and there's always Pottermore! They are also producing a "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film. There are many contributing factors as to way people "hate on" Harry Potter, most of them unfounded. We will "Always" remember you Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the others.(less)
Joan It was the best one but really sad, and I read it in fourth grade so I was younger, but I can read stuff like that. It is just really intense.
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Suzanne
“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.” — Harry Potter

Most seventeen-year olds don’t view the possibility of an early death as being, well, possible. But then again, most seventeen-year olds haven’t come face-to-face with death almost half a dozen times before their first kiss either.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final installment of the ridiculously popular Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowl
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Kassidy
It's hard for me to believe that I finished the Harry Potter series... I wish this series would go on forever!
I don't know how I've gone through my life without these books. I regret not reading it when I was younger, but I am so happy that I finally did, better late than never, right?
The world built in these books is so real and tangible, it is truly a masterpiece. The characters are engaging and brilliant, and I love how the plot is so interwoven and twisted within itself, especially in this l
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Tara
Jun 03, 2008 Tara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: desperate Harry Potter Fans
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Jason
This is just a pithy review on the Harry Potter series as a whole. It is not an in-depth analysis of the work in general, nor is it a review on any one particular installment.

Harry Potter is a work of art. I got made fun of once when I was out to dinner with some friends, because while we were discussing these books I made the mistake of referring to them as “literature.” I felt like I had to defend that assertion because, although the definition of literature is pretty broad, it seems like it s
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Raeleen Lemay
All was well.

Mohammed Arabey
المقال الأول عن السلسلة
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هذا الريفيو عن رواية هدفها نشر الحب والصداقة..رواية هدفها الايمان بالخير والتغلب علي الشكوك وزعزعة الايمان وإيجاد قوة النفس الداخلية لعمل الخير ..رواية عن الصداقة والحب الذي قد يغلب اي انواع السحر..الشر..الظلم والقهر والعنصرية
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في كل جزء "النسخ الأنجليزية" تهدي المؤلفه الكتاب لاحد اقاربها أبنتها, معارفها, الخ
ولكن في الجزء السابع ستفاجأ انها مقسمة الاهداء الي 7 اجزاء منهم اليك انت شخصيا
And to You, If You Have Stuck With Harry Untill The Very End

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وانا لم اكن فق
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Rion
Aug 28, 2007 Rion rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Big nerds
***SPOILERS:





From an interview with Rowling on the Today show:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19...





Rowling said her original epilogue was “a lot more detailed,” including the name of every child born to the Weasley clan in the past 19 years. (Victoire, who was snogging Teddy — Lupin and Tonks’ son — is Bill and Fleur’s eldest.)

Harry, Ron and Hermione
We know that Harry marries Ginny and has three kids, essentially, as Rowling explains, creating the family and the peace and calm he never had as a child
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pinkgal
It was September 1998; the third Harry Potter book had just been released. Pottermania? What's that? It was still unknown except to a vast population of younglings who'd read it... and I fell in love. Oh, how I fell in love. I fell in love with the poor, starved-for-affection, later known to be a twit Harry. I fell in love with the pretentious know-it-all Hermione. I fell in love with the awkward, grew-up-in-his-brother's-shadows Ron... and most of all? I fell in love with the snarky, unplatable ...more
Sammy
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Loren Harway
Aug 05, 2007 Loren Harway rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: don't ask stupid questions
grrr. *spoilers*
This book was meant to be a masterpiece.
It wasn't. I was VERY disappointed with the last portion of the book. But the criticisms are for later.
I've always thought that JK's writing was admirable if a little underdeveloped, but the paragraphs just don't seem to flow together as well as they used to.
They finally leave school. I never thought they would, but it sure as hell was an exciting notion. However the lack of supporting characters (that you might find at Hogwarts) means that
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Mohammed Arabey
First of all, you'd feel delighted, elated when you find out that this book is Dedicated specially to you..by the Queen herself -for me Joanna Rowling is the Queen for Magic at UK, just as Queen Elizabeth is Queen for muggles- and The dedication will be REALLY yours personally..
If you Stuck With Harry Until The Very End.
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I've been stuck with Harry myself for 10 years now..when I first read the Arabic edition of the 1st book on Sep.2003.. I felt how it's different than the movie,The characters mor
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9 3/4
Harry Potter changed my life. If I hadn’t read Harry Potter when I did I would not be the same person today. What I am today, in a part is due to Harry. I cannot really say enough to make you understand how much Harry Potter means to me.


The copy I own is not signed by J. K. Rowling but it is signed by Daniel Radcliffe!

Franco  Santos
Me cuesta describir cómo me siento en este momento. Algunas sensaciones son inefables, indescriptibles, tratar de explicarlas sería desvirtuar su encanto, así que sólo voy a decir que, sin exagerar y sin temor a humillarme, leer toda la saga de corrido ha sido una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida.
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This review contains spoilers.

2011 REVIEW - 2ND READING


I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't read my review from 2007, when the book first came out, until after I'd published this one. I want to see how they compare - what thoughts/reactions etc. had changed, if any, and any additional insights - but it does make me nervous, because I reckon my first review will prove to be much better written - and what if I seem dumber this time around? I find I get a bit muddled from watching the films,
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Laz
Jan 26, 2015 Laz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: magic world lovers
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”


The last stand.

Holy shit, this was definitely one of the best books I've ever read. It was interesting to the core and never bored me for even a second. This was through and through a pain in the ass. It pained me to read the last chapter, the last book. I didn't want this to end. Still don't want to.

(view spoiler)Why is Mrs. Rowling so keen on killing? Holy
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Traci
Dec 18, 2007 Traci rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: pure-crap
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Eleanor
Jul 30, 2007 Eleanor rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who like epics, fantasy, magic, school
(shamelessly cross-posted from my livejournal entry) Spoilers below!

I remember picking up Harry Potter around the time that book 3 had come out. There had been buzz about the books in the post with a picture of JK standing by railroad tracks and some inside joke about "muggles." I probably wouldn't have read them had I not babysat for my nextdoor neighbor's kids who were 7 and 10 at the time, and asked me to read it to them as a bedtime story. What is so compelling about these children's books?
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Elesia
Gosh, I wish this series would go on forever! I've fallen in love with the Wizarding World and all the amazing characters so hard! When I first started this series I didn't expect to be so attached and I didn't except for this series to pull on my heart as much as it did! I go through so many emotions in this series, it can break my heart one chapter then fill it with love and joy in the next, it's amazing. I'm so so glad I finally read this series, it has completely stole my heart and I will ne ...more
Jessica
Wow.

So, I've never reviewed this before, because, what can you say about it?! I bought it at a midnight release party, devoured it, and knew that I loved it.

But now that I've spent the last couple of weeks reading it aloud to my son, I understand why I loved it so much. Does anyone fully appreciate the scope of what Rowling did with this book? She spent years upon years, and six other books building a world and populating it with characters, and then she BROUGHT IT AND THEM ALL TOGETHER. Spells,
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Maureen
FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE.

Reread in Dec 2014 (& a little of Jan 2015) for #HarryXmasToYou

SO EMOTCHUNAL
Lore
Oct 14, 2007 Lore rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: harrypotter
Deathly Hallows is in fierce competition with Half-Blood Prince as the worst book of the series. It is an extremely bloated book in which nothing much happens for chapters upon chapters because Rowling is dragging the storyline out -- so it can end at the end of the school year, like all the other books. Many plotlines of previous books are barely touched upon (S.P.E.W.) or "resolved" in an entirely dissatisfactory manner (Grawp, though I wasn't unhappy about not seeing more of him).

Characters
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Cristin
Upon further reflection...I think this installment could have been much better. Perhaps Rowling was freaking out under the enormous pressure...never expecting her series to be so wildly adored by so many...Still, this book left something to be desired, I think. Rowling made so many predictable moves...and not even the ones that would have had more of an impact...

Snape could have been the hero of the entire series, for example. It would have been rather ironic, considering the fact that he's been
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Iyah
Say, Harry Potter is not a movie or a series. Say, it's all real and you're part of that magical world.
Say, Cedric Diggory was your boyfriend, and Voldemort killed him. Or if your a guy, Moaning Myrtle was your girlfriend and Tom Riddle set a Basilisk on her.
You'll hope that DA would win over the Dark Side, and that Harry gets to punish all the Death Eaters with a hundred Cruciatus Curse-for each Death Eater that is- won't you?
You'll dream for the day that you'll get to see Bellatrix and Lucius
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Ian Cantankeroo-Gazan
Relevance Alert

This is not a review of the book.

My comments specifically relate to a scene in and a song from the soundtrack to the first Deathly Hallows film.

Sexuality Content Warning

I originally posted a version of my comments in a GR discussion about sexuality and Harry Potter.

If you are the sort of reader who thinks these two issues should never be associated with each other, please do not read on. I don't want to spoil your world view.

Sexuality, Adolescence and Harry Potter

One of the funny
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Ademilson Moraes
Goodbye is the word that best describes this book, as I see it. Of course I am talking about the millions of fans worldwide that found themselves holding the end of this story on their hands, after so many years, having conflicting emotions about it: on one hand, happiness for finally being able to see how Harry's story ends; on the other, the feeling of loss for having to say goodbye to so many "friends" in so little time. I think knowing that is what makes people read this book so avidly; ever ...more
Annalisa
Jun 12, 2008 Annalisa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone! please read this series
What can I say but genius? All along I have considered myself a mild Harry Potter fan, but once you get to the end and Rowling wraps up all the minute details she plants from book one you cannot help but be amazed at her creativity. Building on each of the books, writing each one at a slightly higher level as the characters grow up, all the details, and lets not forget the insignificant matter of the entire world evolving to hold a joint consciousness of Harry Potter. Children's literature has b ...more
Elena
*Take a deep breath, Elena, take a deep breath!*

I think I might be rewatching the movies and then rereading the books again and then rewatching the movies and so on for the rest of my life. Seriously I can't deal with having to let these characters and this amazingly epic story go. I just can't.
Thomas
Not sure why I waited until over four months after I read this book to review it - perhaps because I'm subconsciously fearful of letting go of this splendid series? I finished this in one day; because I was on a cruise with limited internet access, I wrote my thoughts down on a piece of paper. I would post a picture but I think I can articulate my emotions here:

SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT

Me: Wow I really love the character development and the dynamic between Harry and Ron and Hermione.

Me: WOW THI
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Chris
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch
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  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
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