Harry Potter Through The Eyes of A First Time Reader: Part 7

This is the seventh and FINAL post in my "Harry Potter Through the Eyes of a First Time Reader" series! In each part of the series I will provide a review and commentary on each Harry Potter book. Don't worry--I know some of you haven't read it, so just like all my reviews, there will be no spoilers here!

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
759 pages, published July 2007
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Personal Collection

From GoodReads:

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 fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?
The epic finale to an epic series.

I DID IT! I finished my summer reading project, crossed an item off my Bookish Bucket List, and finally read the book series everyone's been talking about for years. And....I LOVED IT.  Before reading the series, and after watching the first two movies, I said it was overrated. I said it was boring. Well friends....I have to now officially EAT MY WORDS! This series is absolutely fantastic.  What I loved about the seventh book is that Rowling brilliantly ties everything together from literally the entire series and fits everything together. Everything she did throughout the series had a purpose, and you find out how the puzzle pieces fit together in this book.

My favorite character of the whole series is definitely Snape (though Hermione has a special place in my heart).  As I said in my review of the sixth book, Snape is to multidimensional, complex, and interesting. He's a character that keeps you intrigued because you can't quite figure him out--until everything is explained in the last book, and EVERYTHING makes sense.

So, for all you Harry Potter fans out there--I'm right there with you. The series is the best I've ever read, and Rowling is brilliant for writing it so well and having such vision with the series. I also watched the movies along with the books--really enjoyed those as well but as always, the books were significantly better. But the movies were fun as well!

Some facts about my adventures reading Harry Potter:

*I started reading the first book June 16 and finished August 22nd--10 weeks to complete

*The sixth book (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) took me the longest to read at 19 days. Perhaps this was because I got a new puppy during this time :)

*The first book (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) took me the least amount of time to complete (3 days)

*Favorite book of the series: A toss up between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

*Favorite movie of the series: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

If you haven't read the Harry Potter series--DO IT!

What's your favorite series? Is there  another one I'm missing out on that I haven't read? Let me know!

Happy Reading!


  1. You know, I had zero desire to read this series (finish, actually - I read the first two books), but you're making me feel like I'm missing out! I may have to add it to my list and try it again. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! That's a huge accomplishment - especially finishing them all so quickly.

    1. Do it!! It's totally worth it. From book 3 on they just get even better!!


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