Home > Entertainment and Activities > Toys, Games, and Books > Book Lists > Harry Potter > Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
|

Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

With an unparalleled amount of excitement and anticipation building around the release of the seventh and final Harry Potter novel, could Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows possibly live up to the hype? This answer to this question, probably best left to the millions of die-hard Harry Potter fans worldwide to decide, would seem to be a resounding "yes." Deathly Hallows features everything readers have come to expect from the Harry Potter series: heart-pounding action, narrow escapes, and plenty of edge-of-your-seat excitement.

Never a Shortage of Tension

While many readers thought the last installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was a nail-biting read, Deathly Hallows brings tension to a new level. Harry and his friends face death and narrow escapes at nearly every turn. Such critical situations allow the characters to learn a great deal not only about magic, but also about themselves. Past books in the series have often featured one epic battle to close the story, but Deathly Hallows features such adventures throughout, guaranteeing that the action never becomes dull and readers never feel bored—despite the 700+ page length.

Questions Answered

Leading up the release of Deathly Hallows, fans had a long list of questions they hoped would be answered in the series finale. It is safe to say that J. K. Rowling satisfies most curiosities. However, answering questions was not the only strong point in Deathly Hallows. Indeed, an intriguing new tale, that of the Legend of the Deathly Hallows, was also woven into the story, alongside the characters' search for the seven Horcruxes, which began at the conclusion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Surprising Secrets Finally Revealed

The most surprising—and welcome—element of the book is the way it enlightens readers about the personal history of two of the series' most pivotal characters: Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. Through Rowling's portrayal of the two characters, we see that our assumptions, even if they are built upon six previous books, aren't always correct, and that evil as well as good can be found inside just about every character. Deathly Hallows serves as a fitting end to one of the world's most popular literary series. Harry Potter is destined to join the ranks of the most beloved fictional characters of all time, and he will live on as future generations continue to discover the series and enjoy it as so many millions already have.


|

fact monster

Provided by Factmonster.com.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.