In this, the 7th and final installment in a series loved world-wide, Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger drop out of Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry and set off
In this, the 7th and final installment in a series loved world-wide, Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger drop out of Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry and set off on a search for seven objects that could finally bring Lord Voldemort's reign to an end. Voldemort has taken over the Ministry of Magic and only the retrieval and destruction of the items, called horcruxes, can make him mortal once more. The horcruxes each contain a fragment of Voldemort's soul, and while they survive, Voldemort cannot die. Can Harry survive long enough to find and destroy the horcruxes, while resisting temptation from three objects that, when found and reunited with each other, will make the possessor master of death?
I would recommend this to people who enjoyed the opening novels, or books like the Magyk series who are over 11 years of age. While themes like love and loss resound throughout the series, some scenes are gory, and many important friends of Harry's die, along with many others. If this book sounds interesting, but you have not read the other books, be sure to read them before starting this one, as they include some vital information.
All in all, 'Deathly Hallows' is packed with action, adventure, magic, and some romance, and is a book that everyone ages 11 to 111 should read and will love.
Awards for the series include four Whitaker Platinum Book Awards (all of which were awarded in 2001), three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes (1997-1999), two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards (1999 and 2001), the inaugural Whitbread children's book of the year award (1999), the WHSmith book of the year (2006), among others. In 2000, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was nominated for Best Novel in the Hugo Awards while in 2001, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" won said award, Honors include a commendation for the Carnegie Medal (1997), a short listing for the Guardian Children's Award (1998), and numerous listings on the notable books, editors' Choices, and best books lists of the American Library Association, The New York Times, Chicago Public Library, and Publishers Weekly.