"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
Harry Potter. My favorite series of books. It's hard to find someone who has not heard of Harry Potter. Even if someone doesn't like these books, they understand the importance of them. I do not exaggerating when I say that the world would fall apart if Harry Potter ceased to exist. Harry Potter is extremely important to the world in general. I have been contemplating what to do for the Hallows Eve. And I thought to myself, "What would be more fitting then the best, most well-known book of all?" So here are my reviews for the Harry Potter series.
As it turns out, Harry isn't punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black--an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban--is on the loose. Not only that, but he's after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry's very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works.
The series just keeps getting better and better. The Prisoner of Azkaban is awesomely cool. This is one of my favorite parts of the very long book that I explained before. This book sets up many important things that are very important in the series to come. The whole Sirius Black thing changes the whole direction that the series is going in. I love the way that J.K. Rowling will mention something early in the series and it'll come back later on as a very important component to the structure of the story.
All of the masterful genius in the Harry Potter series pretty much begins in this book. The writing in the first two books was great but this is where it started to get... well... masterful. Completely and utterly masterful.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 784 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; Reprint edition (July 7, 2009)
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.
Ah, the waiting. The absolute worst part about this book was the waiting. When I first started to read the series, the first six books were out. After I finished one book, I just started another. But after I finished reading The Half-Blood Prince I just re-read the six books. And re-read them. Many times.
The Deathly Hallows was my favorite part of Harry Potter. Many say that it was a terrible ending and was not epic at all. And their argument for this is that they were camping the whole book.
This could not be less true.
This is the most epic of the series. And it was an immensely great ending. My only problem with the ending was the fact that it had to end. I will say that The Battle of Hogwarts (that big fight at the end) is one of the most epic battles in the history of epic battles. Which is saying a lot. It's up there with Lord of the Rings battles, Star Wars battles, and many others.
Now, you're probably thinking that I've been using the word "epic" a lot in these reviews. It is only fitting. J.K. Rowling did incredibly on this ending. No more words can be said.
So, the message I'm trying to get through is HARRY POTTER IS BEST. If you haven't yet read it, READ IT.
Yeah, the picture ain't lying.
Hey all you people who read for fun. U R COOL.