“..and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.” I will tell you the end of the dedication gets me every time. Here is my review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
A lot happens in this book. We get a new legend, a new look at characters we’ve grown to know, and an epic final battle worthy of this kind of series. It’s hard to get satisfying conclusions for 6 books worth of characters, and I think all things considered Rowling does a good job. Not everyone gets their happy ending, but in a war like that what kind of family can truly come out unscathed.
Leading up to the release of this book, there was one thing I just knew was going to happen. Harry was going to have to die. Of course that ended up not being the case. While I do like that he gets his happy ending in the epilogue, it just didn’t seem to be a clean ending. I think I would have preferred to see something similar to Lord of the Rings where Frodo saves the world, but cannot stay and live in it.
I love this series…I really do. While I didn’t like every single aspect of the story (I’m looking at you camping scenes) I thought it was a really good conclusion. I give it five out of five stars.