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

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It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it's up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean.

Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately fo
Hardcover, First American Edition, 784 pages
Published July 21st 2007 by Scholastic Inc.
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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)
Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann* I think he decided to stop using it after it didn't work against harry's wand, ollivander I think told him about the twin cores being the reason that…moreI think he decided to stop using it after it didn't work against harry's wand, ollivander I think told him about the twin cores being the reason that it did the priori incantum thing in goblet of fire and he decided to use someone else's wand against harry from then on. I don't think his got damaged he just decided not to use it anymore.(less)

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“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
Jan 23, 2015 Kassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 03, 2008 Tara rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: desperate Harry Potter Fans
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Raeleen Lemay
Apr 08, 2015 Raeleen Lemay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
All was well.

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
Apr 24, 2016 Regan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sigh... I just can't
Mohammed Arabey
Dec 20, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هذا ريفيو عن رواية هدفها الايمان بالخير، التغلب علي الشكوك وزعزعة الايمان وإيجاد القوة الذاتية للتتغير للحق
رواية عن الصداقة والحب الذي قد يغلب اي انواع السحر..الظلم والقهر والعنصرية

في كل جزء بالنسخ الأنجليزية تهدي المؤلفة الكتاب لاحد اقاربها أو معارفها
ولكن بالجزء السابع ستفاجأ إنها مقسمة الاهداء الي 7 ، منهم إليك أنت شخصيا
And to You, If You Have Stuck With Harry Until The Very End

وأنا لم اكن فقط ملاصقا مع هاري منذ سبتمبر 2002 منذ قرأت أول كتب السلسلة.. والتي كانت تجربة مختلفة تماما عن مشاهدة ا
Mohammed Arabey
Feb 19, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing
First of all, It's awesome finding out that this book is Dedicated specially to you by the Queen herself -for me Joanna Rowling is the English Queen for Magic, just as there's a Queen for muggles- & it's Really yours personally..
If you Stuck With Harry Until The Very End.

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 more alive ,forcing you to feel that they're your
Darth J
(So I never did a review of this and am deciding to add one now.)

I'm a Millennial, and like most Millennials, I grew up with Harry Potter. Not just the books, but we kinda aged with him (or thereabouts). It's a coming of age story for our whole generation, whether or not we received our Hogwarts letters.

And we were there together. We were at midnight release parties and movie theaters, lined up and excited to share in the adventure. I can't think of the number of people who I've bonded with over
Cait (Paper Fury)
Wheeeeeere do I even start with this? WHERE. Every human and their bobcat has reviewed this book, but I'M GONNA ANYWAY BECAUSE MY THOUGHTS ARE IMPORTANT. (I am also a Slytherin, FYI.) I'm also really angry because I'm giving it 5-stars because it's so freaking clever. But I've got complaints. But HECK. Life is short. Eat dessert first. Give books 5-stars. But I feel emotionally manipulated by this sneaky paperback, DARN YOU HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. MY LOVE FOR YOU IS COMPLICATED.

Huda Yahya
Dec 21, 2016 Huda Yahya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
>> آلان ريكمان،، وداعا<<

ولأن كثيرين كتبوا ويكتبون عن هذه السلسة المدهشة
سيكون الريفيو مكرس لتلك العلاقة المهمشة
التي ربما لم ينتبه إليها كثير من القراء لانشغالهم في أحداث متتابعة التشويق

هذا الريفيو إهداء لروحا سنايب و ليلي...

وهذا الحب الذي ظل يتألق بهالة من نور فضي كظبية هاربة من آهات عصاة سحرية ظلت وحيدة للأبد

كنت أبكي كمن فقد عزيزا وأنا أرى حشرجات سنايب الأخيرة تتنفس ذكريات حبه المكتوم في صدره لسنوات طويلة طويلة

كنت أنشج بحرقة على هذا الرجل الذي
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Dec 11, 2016 Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Jia and Kyra

“The true master of death does not seek to run away from death. He accepts that he must die and understands that there are far worse things in the living world than dying.” -Albus Dumbledore

To you, yes you, reader of this review , should you decide to read this review from beginning up to the very end, I offer you my deep thanks for your resilience, bravery and loyalty for this may be one of the lon
Aug 28, 2007 Rion rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Big nerds

From an interview with Rowling on the Today show:

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
Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★

'Do not Pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, those who live without love.'

it still feels weird to me me for finishing this series. I mean, I had read this series since August and I feel really ... weird. I feel like I just bought the first book yesterday instead of months ago. I feel like I just read the first book yesterday instead of months ago.
Months ago, I thought I would feel okay when I finished this series but I do not feel that way. I feel ... l
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was the end of an era, and then it wasn't.
I can't express how thankful I am, for this series, for this world, for the magic, power and love behind J. K. Rowling's words. I don't know what I would be without Harry Potter.
It's crazy how much time I spend reading the books, listening to the audiobooks, watching the films or ju
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I started the Harry Potter audio books at the end of August 2016. It took me a little over 4 months to listen to them all (I fit a few others in-between) but I’m so happy I finally finished. If you haven’t read them before, or you’re a long time fan looking for a re-read I can’t recommend the audio books enough. Jim Dale does a fantastic job with the narration. I can see myself going back one day and listening to them all over again!

Now to the final book of the series: Harry Potter and the Dea
Jul 22, 2007 pinkgal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Juliana Zapata
Aug 05, 2015 Juliana Zapata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Lo que lloré con este libro no tiene nombre!!!! Todavía no puedo creer todo lo que pasó, nunca imagine que los personajes terminaran como terminaron, me dolió el corazón con muchas escenas. Totalmente inesperado y lleno de acción.

Amé toda esta saga!

Reseña Completa:
Aug 06, 2016 P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows literally touched the deepest part of my heart. This book has many layers and each one was refined by the smartest author I've ever known. J.K. Rowling always has a plan, she never threw anything into her books without thinking it first. In this case, I think she planned the ending of this book since she started writing for sure, and every point she emphasized in HP
(9 3/4) Gerasimos
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!

Will Byrnes
Jul 20, 2016 Will Byrnes rated it it was amazing
And so it comes to a close, this amazing series, with a battle royal. Which of our most loved and most loathed characters will survive? Which side will prevail? What secrets will be revealed in this final episode? The Harry Potter series is one of the triumphs not only of modern marketing but of contemporary literature. While the danger in any series exists that the joy of newness has rubbed off, Rowling keeps us interested by offering continued mystery, diversity, characters we can relate to an ...more
May 01, 2008 Sammy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-the-best
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Loren Harway
Aug 05, 2007 Loren Harway rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: don't ask stupid questions
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In all honesty I am for once in my life simply lost for words. This DESTROYED me. This ripped me apart, then put me back together, then ripped me apart all over again. If this is not a good finale, then I do not, and will never know, what is. This brought it all. Every quality deemed to each Hogwarts house, bravery, skill, cunning, ambition, knowledge, wit, honesty, equality, plus action and adventure, were prominent throughout the entire book. J.K. Rowling is a master and brings in real world i ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
This is the fourth time I read this particular book and this time I listened to the audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry and IT WAS AMAZING <3

Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes
- 38. A book about an anti-hero (I kind of cheated - it only features an anti-hero)
Eric Boot
Ladies and gentlemen,

I present you:

Franco  Santos
Jul 12, 2015 Franco Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me cuesta describir cómo me siento en este momento. Algunas sensaciones son inefables, indescriptibles, tratar de explicarlas sería desvirtuar su encanto, así que solo 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.
Mar 07, 2016 Evgeny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
He-Who-Must-Not-Be Named is on the loose and is practically unstoppable at this point. He also took special interest in killing Harry Potter whose main mission for the book would be not to die long enough to fulfill the mission given to him by Dumbledore in the previous book, thus no Hogwarts studies this time; it is about stayin' alive for Harry:
Staying Alive

Something I noticed again during my reread of the series, especially this book: J.K. Rowling is not at all shy about killing her characters, especially
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This review contains spoilers.


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,
Jan 26, 2015 Laz rated it it was amazing  ·  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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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” 22640 likes
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