Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
(Bloomsbury, 2008, 831 pages)
In what is supposed to be their seventh year at Hogwarts, Harry, Hermione, and Ron instead go searching for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. With the little information that Dumbledore left Harry with, they must find and destroy each Horcrux before coming face to face with Voldemort in the final battle. As the prophecy was made years ago, “Neither can live while the other survives.”
The last Harry Potter book came out the summer before I left for college. More specifically it was released when my best friend was in Africa for three weeks and my boyfriend at the time was in Germany. The Harry Potter series was just named #7 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 100 All Time Greatest Books because it was such an amazing coming of age story, which was exactly what it was for me. Spanning from the time I was in elementary school to right before I left for college, it was a series I grew up with. The thing I learned from reading Deathly Hallows the second time is you have to take your time reading it. The first time, I just blew through it wanting to know what happens in the end. This second reading, I caught onto a lot of things I missed or didn’t remember. I’m definitely glad I took the summer to reread one of my favorite series.
You can also check out Julia’s review of the book, here.