Category: 9-12 Fiction
Published: July 2007
Re-Read: October 2016
Synopsis: (Goodreads) 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 for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined. The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry’s Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries.
Review: The final book to the series (minus the cursed child) and one of the best by far. It’s written just as well as the last ones and despite a few differences overall J.K. Rowling sticks to what she has done best in the last 6 books and you have a bit of a flow that you are familiar with.
In this one in stead of going back to Hogwarts you are taking on a journey with Harry, Ron and Hermione go on a cross-country journey trying to stay alive and finding the Horcrux’s in order to finish off Voldemart. It’s not an easy journey and a lot of different things happen along the way but it’s an epic journey none the less. They do crazy things and we lose some important characters along the way but it’s okay you grieve with them and move on still trying to find out how to beat Voldemort. It ends with an epic battle at the end at Hogwarts of course. I can’t say too much because I don’t want to give it away but it’s epic and great and one of the best endings I have ever read.
It’s a big book and unless you read it regularly it takes a while to get though and so much happens you have to make sure you are paying attention the whole time. The movies were really well done as well. A little slow at times and of course they left things out but that happens with every adaptions.
It’s not a book for the younger kids. There is a lot of death, violence and dark things. The best message thou is that everyone has choices, and love really conquers all in the end, that is all that matters.
Overall a great way to end a series, nothing left wondering about. Even a little preview in to the future.