Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Published : August 25, 2015
We now present the seventh and final installment in the epic tale of Harry Potter.
The final battle. Where it opens at the close.
I’ve been involved with Harry since elementary school. I’m now 24 years old. And this re-read has been a very emotional re-read for me. I could write about it for days. And I think I’ve been pushing writing about this just because…I hate getting to the end again.
This book goes back to all the staples of the Wizarding World and the Potter world as a whole. And so much is revealed in this book as well. Yet this whole book is just so…filled with sorrow.
And the character development is still astounding. Neville still growing in courage, Hermione still learning, Ron being courageous and witty, Snape becoming more and more vulnerable and letting go of the past and pain and love he held on to with Lilly.
There’s so many things that you love about The Deathly Hallows. Like learning about Albus through Aberforth. And how Aberforth just opens up and you don’t really expect that. But the best thing about this book is how everything is just brought together. All seven years, and how things like quidditch (the snitch), the house items, like, everything EVERTHING comes back to Hogwarts. Hogwarts and the learning, relationships, courage, braveness, adventure, loss, troubles, and growth.
This book was probably one of the best send-offs of a series. Especially with the epilogue where you see Harry, Ron, and Hermione, still together as a trio, and kind of how you’d expect them to be as parents. (also I totally ship Teddy and Victorie). It’s just sad to see your second home, your second family, and your second “life” just go away, and have nothing further to give you.
I think the best part of it all is that when you see that the series is said and done. It doesn’t mean that your adventure and road to courage, bravery, knowledge and loyalty is. Maybe that was the whole purpose of it all. It was to make us Potter fans courageous, cunning, brave, knowledgable, witty, loyal, trustworthy. We’re well versed in all houses, so why not be one big house, on a big adventure?