Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K Rowling
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?
I have officially finished the Harry Potter series guys. I can’t really believe it. What do I do with myself now? Start them again? Because I want to…
DEATH. ADVENTURE. MORE MAGIC. BIGGER WORLD BUILDING. LOVE. WAR OF GOOD AND EVIL. BATTLES.
Maybe the easier question would be what doesn’t Deathly Hallows include?
Having seen the films I knew the plot to Deathly Hallows, at least I thought I did. As they always say the books are always better than the movies and boy were they right. I adore the movies but the book was so much better. So much happens which obviously couldn’t make the cut for the movie. I felt like the book allowed me to feel so much more emotion and doubt in so many circumstances but most notably towards Dumbledore especially as he left Harry some pretty secretive instructions.
One scene which I can reveal without it being a major spoiler and the scene I want to talk about, is a moment in which Hermione is tortured. The scene in the book is much longer than the movie and this is going to sound weird but I really liked how it lasted longer. Not to be creepy, I don’t like torture obviously. What I mean is I liked how it created tension and made me angry as a reader, I wanted Hermione to be rescued faster but the way it was drawn out further planted Hermione as a strong character in my eyes. It was also nice to read the experience as Hermione was going through it because the movie focuses on Harry and Ron and you hear Hermione screaming as background noise.
If I was to sum up this book in one sentence then I would say Journey Narrative. It’s an adventure.
Harry, Hermione and Ron leave the comfort of their homes, families and Hogwarts and set out on a path that is so unknown and as a reader you experience that unknown feeling, the feeling that they and you don’t have a clue what’s around the corner. Its that kind of moments which keep you on the edge of your seat wanting to read on.
Setting is really interesting for Deathly Hallows because it is so unlike the previous books. The previous books featured other places such as Godrics Hollow and Hogsmede but they ultimately focused on Hogwarts whereas this is subverted in Deathly Hallows. Harry, Ron and Hermione can’t return to Hogwarts because they have to do the task Dumbledore has left them. So rather than return to Hogwarts we are transported all around the UK as they explore new areas in their searches. Surprisingly I really enjoyed this, usually I like reading books outside of the UK because of course I’m from here and I struggle to lose myself fully in a world based here but Harry Potter felt so magical that I felt like every place he visited was equally as magical and it further developed the world.
I’m 22 and fully believe that Hogwarts exists and I just missed my letter because in 1994 Voldemort was running a-mock. (don’t take this away from me)
Oh gosh. This book is just pretty brutal for the characters. So many deaths!
I of course won’t name them because of spoilers but even though I had seen the films and knew what to expect, all the deaths still hit me so hard because the books allow you to experience the characters in so much more depth than the movies.
I mentioned in my Half Blood Prince Review that it delved into more characters, so we got to experience Voldemorts Backstory for example. In this one I felt like we got to experience more of Ollivander, Dumbledore, Luna, The Goblins and LUPIN AND TONKS! Aw Lupin and Tonks. The movies really pass on these two characters together and mention them in passing and odd glimpses but the books allow you to really see a relationship blossom and whilst it’s not a main focal point you hear about relationship problems and anxieties.
I would actually love a book series linked to them? or the Maraunders.
I want to say to pick two favourites would be easy for me, but it actually wouldn’t because I loved so many characters in this. Lupin, Luna and of course the wizard mum we all want… Molly Weasley?! “NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH” – a line I have to say in this post because it’s so unlike Molly!
Every character has had to develop so much in this final book to fight and grow. It’s remarkable how J.K Rowling manages to get you as a reader to care about SO many characters.
But if I was forced to choose then of course Hermione and Ron. My ultimate OTP.
I adore them together and have done since Book 1. Hermione and Ron really develop romantically in this book, there is still the lovable friendship tension there between the two but it’s so much more exaggerated and it’s a now or never moment. I found them both so funny together as well.
It is so hard to try write down my thoughts without screaming spoilers left right and centre. I’m reigning my fan girl in so hard right now guys.
Secrets are very much revealed in this book and for characters you may never suspect if you haven’t seen the movies.
I absolutely loved reading Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. Even when I was crying so much I still loved it. It’s a wonderful end to a series which incorporated so much world growth with character growth as well as constantly shocking me and throwing me on twists and turns. This will be a book and series I will never get bored off. I already want to re-read them all again. One thing I loved the most was how the relationship of Hermione and Ron took so long to develop, as much as I love them together I am so glad they stayed just best-friends for so long. I also really loved how this book had a sense of nostalgia to it, as mentioned the world has been created so intricately that when the characters hear tales from hundreds of years ago, I felt like I was experiencing tales from loved ones.
I’m so glad Hogwarts will always be there to welcome us home.
Let me know what you thought of this book?
Whats your favourite book in the series?
Who is your ultimate favourite character?