Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 10
Summary: “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 fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?” (Summary found on Goodreads).
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a great conclusion to the Harry Potter series. It is a tad shorter than Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix at around 700 pages, but for any novel that is a lot. The famous trio embarks on a journey to defeat Voldemort. Their friendship is threatened along the way, but through it all they stay close. This book has the highest death count and the most violence. Beloved characters die and that may be hard for sensitive readers. Main characters are in mortal peril throughout the whole story. I could do without the language, but who doesn’t love Mrs. Weasley’s famous saying, “NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU B***H!”? There is some kissing, relationships, and a wedding in the beginning. The epilogue has main characters with their spouses and children. The vocabulary again is complex and likely younger kids will have a hard time reading it. This is a spectacular end to the wonderful series and I recommend this book highly to those who are hooked on Harry Potter.