Monday, December 14, 2009

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling, reviewed by Riddhi Dayal

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling

Reviewed by
Name: Riddhi Dayal (15 years)
School: Convent Of Jesus & Mary School

On 21st July, 2007,the last of the Harry Potter series released amongst much hype and hysteria. As Potter fans got up early in the morning and rushed to the nearest book store to find out the fate of their beloved boy wizard, others wondered about the magic of the books.
The last book had a lot of obstacles to face, but it successfully cleared all doubts.
The saga began with a chapter showing the Dark Lord’s ascension. It continued with Harry being transported to The Burrow, attending the marriage of Ron’s brother, the invasion of the Death Eaters & the subsequent flight of Harry, Ron & Hermione.
Their search for the Horcruxes, which took up the rest of the book, led them to Harry’s first home-Godric’s Hollow, the Ministry of Magic, Gringotts bank & Hogwarts itself.
‘The Deathly Hallows-the invisibility cloak, the elder wand &the resurrection stone,’ turned out to be a disappointment though since they as a collection did not make Harry ‘the master of death’ in any way.
This thrilling tale which has been told in a most picturesque manner, transports the readers into an entirely different world. A world with its own complications & problems. This is especially true for the fight that breaks out in Hogwarts at the end, which keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, wondering ‘what next.’
Through their search for Horcruxes Harry,Ron & Hermione’s friendship travels through rough waters but finally emerges stronger than ever.
Also, as secrets of Dumbledore’s past life are revealed, we (readers & Harry!) are forced to reflect upon him.
Although, months of speculation, had caused some of the secrets to be revealed, the book still turned out to be a package of surprises.

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