Monday, December 14, 2009

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling, reviewed by Mehak Alam

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling

Reviewed by
Name: Mehak Alam (13 years)
School: Fr. Agnel School, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi

My chums call me a big Harry Potter novels fan but each time they say this I correct them by saying that I am the biggest Harry novels fan. The last part of the Harry Potter series “The Deathly hallows” is an all time favorite book of mine. Each time I find this book lying in a friend’s place or in my favorite shelf in the library, I get extremely excited. Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows was first published by Bloomsbury in 2007 in Great Britain. I strictly believe that the way J.K Rowling (the writer of the Harry Potter series) has expressed her views have fascinated many and left the others dumbstruck. The first part all begins with a young boy of eleven who is unfamiliar with the fact that he is a wizard. His parents ten years ago were killed by a dark wizard named Lord Voldemort who wanted to kill Harry because the prophesy stated that Harry will be the one who would destroy Lord Voldemort once he grows up. Harry’s parents died saving him from Voldemort and the bond that was formed between Harry and his mum saved him from Voldemort. The curse got rebounded and the most powerful dark wizard of the century (Voldemort) lay there nearly dead and Harry Potter became famous with just a scar on his forehead. The famous Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry to learn magic. But now Lord Voldemort has risen to power.
Harry has entered his seventh year at Hogwarts along with his two best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry is sad that Dumbledore (headmaster of Hogwarts) is dead but he is determined too because he has to complete the momentous and seemingly impossible task Dumbledore has left him. The task is to destroy all the hoarcruxes of Voldemort. Years ago Voldemort had split his soul into seven and unless Harry destroys the remaining five, he would be unable to defeat Lord Voldemort. Voldemort has established his control over Hogwarts and most of the Wizarding world so for Harry, it is impossible to return to Hogwarts. He sets out with Ron and Hermione to a kind of an adventure to search and destroy the hoarcruxes. No place is safe. Wherever they go they are bounded by death eaters (Voldemort’s supporters). The book mentions hundreds of nail biting adventures they experience. Escaping thrice from Voldemort, Harry now knows that the day is stretching nearer, the day which will decide whether evil or the good rule the world.
The day comes and after last minute hoarcruxes destroying, Harry is ready to face the evil, to face Voldemort. We all are familiar with the fact that J.K Rowling spared Harry but many of his loved ones, she did not spare.
My favorite part of the book, better than any movie, any comic is the last one when Harry faces Lord Voldemort. The valiance, boldness and anger present in Harry’s voice inspire me to move on in life inspite of all hurdles and difficulties. The celebrations and feasts that follow after Voldemort’s defeat pressurize me to believe that success is a reward of sheer hard work and determination.
For me, the book is worth reading as many times as possible and J.K Rowling’s fiction work is not only commendable and worth appreciating but for me the best too.

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