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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

by Arthur A. Levine Books


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  • Harry
  • Freaking
  • Potter
  • Man
  • !!!
  • Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling's spellbinding series is not for the faint of
    heart--such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it
    to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly
    dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and
    right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review--to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry
    Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling's fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to
    forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with
    Harry--bring plenty of tissues.

    The heart of Book 7 is a hero's mission--not just in Harry's quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to
    man--and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters
    and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember
    Dumbledore's warning about making the choice between "what is right and what is easy," and know that Rowling applies the
    same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions
    about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling's skill as a storyteller that even the most
    astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.

    A spectacular finish to a phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a bittersweet read for fans. The
    journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest
    and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix's flame, and fans and skeptics alike will
    emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience. --Daphne Durham

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    Begin at the Beginning

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Why We Love Harry
    Favorite Moments from the Series
    There are plenty of reasons to love Rowling's wildly popular series--no doubt you have several dozen of your own. Our
    list features favorite moments, characters, and artifacts from the first five books. Keep in mind that this list is by
    no means exhaustive (what we love about Harry could fill ten books!) and does not include any of the spectacular
    revelatory moments that would spoil the books for those (few) who have not read them. Enjoy. Harry Potter and the
    Sorcerer's Stone

    * Harry's first trip to the zoo with the Dursleys, when a boa constrictor winks at him.
    * When the Dursleys' house is suddenly besieged by letters for Harry from Hogwarts. Readers learn how much the Dursleys
    have been keeping from Harry. Rowling does a wonderful job in displaying the lengths to which Uncle Vernon will go to
    deny that magic exists.
    * Harry's first visit to Diagon Alley with Hagrid. Full of curiosities and rich with magic and marvel, Harry's first
    trip includes a trip to Gringotts and Ollivanders, where Harry gets his wand (holly and phoenix feather) and discovers
    yet another connection to He-Who-Must-No-Be-Named. This moment is the reader's first full introduction to Rowling's
    world of witchcraft and wizards.
    * Harry's experience with the Sorting Hat.
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    * The de-gnoming of the Weasleys' garden. Harry discovers that even wizards have chores--gnomes must be grabbed
    (ignoring angry protests "Gerroff me! Gerroff me!"), swung about (to make them too dizzy to come back), and tossed out
    of the garden--this delightful scene highlights Rowling's clever and witty genius.
    * Harry's first experience with a Howler, sent to Ron by his mother.
    * The Dueling Club battle between Harry and Malfoy. Gilderoy Lockhart starts the Dueling Club to help students practice
    spells on each other, but he is not prepared for the intensity of the animosity between Harry and Draco. Since they are
    still young, their minibattle is innocent enough, including tickling and dancing charms.
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    * Ron's attempt to use a telephone to call Harry at the Dursleys'.
    * Harry's first encounter with a Dementor on the train (and just about any other encounter with Dementors). Harry's
    brush with the Dementors is terrifying and prepares Potter fans for a darker, scarier book.
    * Harry, Ron, and Hermione's behavior in Professor Trelawney's Divination class. Some of the best moments in Rowling's
    books occur when she reminds us that the wizards-in-training at Hogwarts are, after all, just children. Clearly, even at
    a school of witchcraft and wizardry, classes can be boring and seem pointless to children.
    * The Boggart lesson in Professor Lupin's classroom.
    * Harry, Ron, and Hermione's knock-down confrontation with Snape.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    * Hermione's disgust at the reception for the veela (Bulgarian National Team Mascots) at the Quidditch World Cup.
    Rowling's fourth book addresses issues about growing up--the dynamic between the boys and girls at Hogwarts starts to
    change. Nowhere is this more plain than the hilarious scene in which magical cheerleaders nearly convince Harry and Ron
    to jump from the stands to impress them.
    * Viktor Krum's crush on Hermione--and Ron's objection to it.
    * Malfoy's "Potter Stinks" badge.
    * Hermione's creation of S.P.E.W., the intolerant bigotry of the Death Eaters, and the danger of the Triwizard
    Tournament. Add in the changing dynamics between girls and boys at Hogwarts, and suddenly Rowling's fourth book has a
    weight and seriousness not as present in early books in the series. Candy and tickle spells are left behind as the
    students tackle darker, more serious issues and take on larger responsibilities, including the knowledge of illegal
    curses.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    * Harry's outburst to his friends at No. 12 Grimmauld Place. A combination of frustration over being kept in the dark
    and fear that he will be expelled fuels much of Harry's anger, and it all comes out at once, directly aimed at Ron and
    Hermione. Rowling perfectly portrays Harry's frustration at being too old to shirk responsibility, but too young to be
    accepted as part of the fight that he knows is coming.
    * Harry's detention with Professor Umbridge. Rowling shows her darker side, leading readers to believe that Hogwarts is
    no longer a safe haven for young wizards. Dolores represents a bureaucratic tyrant capable of real evil, and Harry is
    forced to endure their private battle of wills alone.
    * Harry and Cho's painfully awkward interactions. Rowling clearly remembers what it was like to be a teenager.
    * Harry's Occlumency lessons with Snape.
    * Dumbledore's confession to Harry.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    * The introduction of the Horcrux.
    * Molly Weasley asking Arthur Weasley about his "dearest ambition." Rowling has always been great at revealing little
    intriguing bits about her characters at a time, and Arthur’s answer "to find out how airplanes stay up" reminds us about
    his obsession with Muggles.
    * Harry's private lessons with Dumbledore, and more time spent with the fascinating and dangerous pensieve, arguably one
    of Rowling’s most ingenious inventions.
    * Fred and George Weasley’s Joke Shop, and the slogan: "Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who? You Should Be Worrying
    About U-NO-POO--the Constipation Sensation That's Gripping the Nation!"
    * Luna's Quidditch commentary. Rowling created scores of Luna Lovegood fans with hilarious and bizarre commentary from
    the most unlikely Quidditch commentator.
    * The effects of Felix Felicis.

    Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem: A Conversation with J.K. Rowling

    "I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I’m sure that I will always be a writer. It
    was wonderful enough just to be published. The greatest reward is the enthusiasm of the readers." --J.K. Rowling

    Find out more about Harry's creator in our exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling.

    Did You Know?

    The Little White Horse was J.K. Rowling's favorite book as a child.
    a> Jane Austen is Rowling's favorite author.
    Roddy Doyle is Rowling's favorite living writer.
    A Few Words from Mary GrandPré

    "When I illustrate a cover or a book, I draw upon what the author tells me; that's how I see my responsibility as an
    illustrator. J.K. Rowling is very descriptive in her writing--she gives an illustrator a lot to work with. Each story is
    packed full of rich visual descriptions of the atmosphere, the mood, the setting, and all the different creatures and
    people. She makes it easy for me. The images just develop as I sketch and retrace until it feels right and matches her
    vision." Check out more Harry Potter art from illustrator Mary GrandPré.

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