Wayward Kitsune

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré For a complete review, please visit Thoughts and Pens

My first word for this book? It was NOTHING! As in Nothing. I am ultimately astounded, speechless with how this book was delivered. It was larger-than-life, an epic finale to an amazing series that have captured the hearts of the millions. Where should I start my review? I am at a loss. Should I start with the plot or with characters or with the pacing or with the ending or with the interactions?
I know that you might have stopped reading this review at this very moment for talking about the biggest overstatement of the year. Fortunately, yes. Book 7 contains all the things that would make me happy for the rest of my life. Yeah, I know, another exaggeration but it is. I couldn’t count how many times I’ve reread the book (not counting the 3rd book) this year because I have a relapse on my HP addiction. And right-o, it literally takes the pressure of the everyday life.
The TDH mesmerizing plot feels like a salve after my frustrating escapades in other Y/A books that everything seems to light up after reading a page or two of TDH. The thrilling hunt for the Horcruxes, the menacing campaigns for Pureblood Supremacy, the trio’s flight, the absorbing quest for the Hallows, the skirmish, the fight between Ron and Harry, Dobby’s dramatic demise, Kreacher’s heart tugging story, the mysterious doe, Dumbledore’s controversial life, and Snape’s true allegiance were positively overwhelming. Elements that blended perfectly—harmonious, balanced—to give life to this obra maestra.
TDH’s characterization was beyond perfect. There were a lot of characters but no one was left out, everyone has an important role to play no matter how short it is. Even the villains were menacing as ever. Significant character developments were greatly noticed with Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Kreacher, and Dobby. The emotional depth exhibited by these characters was raw and moving.
The dialogues and interactions were a perfect mix of wit, sarcasm, and drama that it was irresistible and worth reliving. Even more so were the nerve-wracking revelations at the end of the book that you just have to make a pause and take all the truth in, otherwise, it will overwhelm and make you weep. Yeah, it’s one hell of an emotional rollercoaster, pals.
And the ending was a poignant piece of work. It was unexpectedly ambitious but I couldn’t imagine for Ms Rowling to settle for anything less. Everything was nicely wrapped up at the end even giving us that very charming glimpse of Harry’s future.

Once again, J.K. Rowling successfully brought us into Harry’s world where heroic actions, compassion, the need to resist evil, to stay true and kind are more important than feats of magical mastery. The Deathly Hallows is a flawless conclusion of Harry’s magical adventure, unrivalled and definitely a classic in the making.