Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Book summary and reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2007,
    706 pages.
    Age range: Children


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The seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter series!

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"Starred Review. Surely her editors could have helped her find other methods of building suspense besides the use of ellipses and dashes? And craft fight dialogue that sounds a bit less like it belongs in a comic book? .... we couldn't put Hallows down ourselves. But we believe Rowling, and future readers, deserved even better. Ages 9-12." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review. Throughout, Rowling returns to and embellishes the hallmark themes of the series: the importance of parental influences, the redemptive power of sacrifice, and the strength found in love. These truths are the underpinnings of a finale that is worthy of fans' hopes and expectations." - Booklist.

"Fans of the series will devour this lengthy tome and will be left hoping for more tales from this fully fleshed out fantastic world." - School Library Journal.

"It's hard to imagine a better ending than the one she's written for her saga after 10 years, more than 4,000 pages and close to 400 million copies in print. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may be a miracle of marketing, but it's also a miraculous book that earns out, emotionally and artistically." - The Washington Post.

"[S]ome lumpy passages of exposition and a couple of clunky detours—but the overall conclusion and its determination of the main characters' story lines possess a convincing inevitability that make some of the prepublication speculation seem curiously blinkered in retrospect." - New York Times.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Rina
Harry's Final Quest
EPIC - Will he succeed in he quest? In book six Dumbledor gives Harry a way to kill Voldemort. I think this is tense and the book was amazing!

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by stephe
Really Good
This book amazing. Best one in the series.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Den Smith
Book is wonderful
I LOVE this book!!! J.K. Rowling best world's writer!!!!

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J.K. Rowling Author Biography

Joanne Kathleen Rowling (pronounced rolling) was born on July 31st, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England. Her sister, Di, was born a little under 2 years later. Rowling can remember telling stories from early on and writing down her first story when she was 5 or 6 years old - about a rabbit called Rabbit who got the measles and was visited by friends including a giant bee called Miss Bee.

She moved house twice while growing up. The first was from Yate, just outside Bristol, to Winterbourne - also close to Bristol. In Winterbourne she was friends with a brother and sister whose surname was Potter. She says she always liked the name, and preferred it to her own because the children always made annoying jokes about rolling pins!

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