Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Harry Potter ReRead: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I am ashamed to admit it took me almost 2 months to read Deathly Hallows (and almost that long to write this post...). Especially because when it was released I think I read it in around 7 hours.

If by month 7 (ok, 9) you still don't know what I'm talking about, here is a post explaining the reread. And again, if you have not read or even seen Harry Potter and don't want anything spoiled, stop here. But in case you don't care about spoilers and have no idea what this book is about, I'll supply you with a synopsis.

Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing - if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?
The epic finale to an epic series.

I still really like this book. It's depressing as all hell, but it's still really good. It finally puts together everything we've been learning about Harry and Voldemort from the past 6 years. It also shows how much Harry has grown over the course of the series as well. He's no longer a little boy, and doesn't want people to have to protect him anymore.

The deaths in this book were the most traumatic for me. Don't get me wrong, Dumbledore and Sirius were super upsetting, but, Hedwig and Dobby, and Fred, I always lose it over Dobby and Fred. And Lupin and Tonks leaving baby Teddy behind. Gah! So upsetting.

As depressing as this book was, it does have some funny parts too. It balances out the upsetting bits pretty well.

A few of my favourite lines

I always get super emotional at the battle of Hogwarts, when Minerva and Molly fight. I love that Minerva will do anything to protect the school, and Molly will do anything to protect her family.

I feel like I'm doing a horrible job at getting my thoughts on this book across. Probably because it took me almost a month to get around to writing this post.

Regardless, I still love the Harry Potter series even after doing this reread. I now want to re watch the movies, even though I know I'll be super annoyed with them as always. I'm very much "the book was better".

Even if you weren't participating in this reread, or haven't even read the books yet, it's never too late to read them. They're not just for little kids.

If anyone ever asks me if I still love Harry Potter "after all this time", I will respond with, "always".

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