The Blurb: 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.
The Short Stick: The most brilliant ending I’ve ever read.
The Goods: Everything about this book is pure gold. I began reading it long before I actually began blogging and so I just remembered that perhaps I ought to review it. I’ve done that, read books, NOT reviewed them, oops. Regardless, one of the things I loved about this book was that it was so true to the characters. I spent a long time watching the movies before reading the books and so what was easy for me was imagining Daniel Radcliffe speaking the lines. In fact, everyone was so perfectly cast for the movies that this book was almost like watching the movie. And that was real treat for me.
And then the ending. I mean J.K Rowling tied this up so well, and it was so intricate, and well detailed that I loved every bit of it. It’s not one of those endings I’ll soon forget. It’s an ending that left me thinking “that’s the way it’s done.” and I was thoroughly impressed, and inspired.
Believe me, I’m going over what COULD happen for the ending of my own series The Ferryman and The Flame, and with books like this, it’s impossible to measure up.
The Not So Goods: Haha I only have one pet peeve and it’s that the kissing scenes are too short. But that’s just me. I know Harry and Ginny end up together, but still, couldn’t we have had a bit more indulgence? And I realize why, this was an MG book that became YA because of the violence and the high stakes, but really, it’s still geared for MG. So we’ll just let our imaginations run wild.
Oh let’s skip it this time.