Monday, August 06, 2007

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [#7]

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [#7]. Scholastic, 2007 [978-0-545-01022-1 / 0-545-01022-2]
The story opens up with the reader finding out that "He-who-must-not-be-named" and his organization have essentially taken over everything. Harry, Ron, and Hermione wander throughout the book looking for some items which will help with the final battle with "He-who-must-not-be-named." Enough of plot summary... this book is definitely the darkest, evil and most violent of all the books and is not for young kids -- for those reasons and also some of the ending stuff gets pretty philosophical and heady. I am concerned about elementary kids reading the book (and even understanding some of the ending stuff.) One must remember that the kids who first picked up volume one when it was first written would now be 19 or 20 years old. This book will satisfy them. I think (but don't know) Rolwing wrote the epilogue to wrap it all up for younger kids.


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