Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J. K. Rowling)

Fantasy, 8/10 – July 2007

I was dreading the possibility of a dark close to this series but I was delighted with the happy fairy tale ending (Harry Potter is a children’s book after all). I’m going to miss Harry, but I’ve decided if I ever have children, I’ll definitely read it to them.

Harry is a hero but not through talent, skill or intelligence. He triumphs through determination, bravery and most of all, luck. Harry is unbelievably lucky. I was thinking that as the series progressed and Harry got older, he would start becoming more skilled and powerful and beat Voldemort in a fair fight at the end. It was not to be – It was luck all the way. Poor Voldemort must be feeling a bit hard done by really. It seems in the Potter world, wands are not well understood by the majority of Wizards and Witches. It is not the case that a Wizard is the master of a wand, in fact it’s quite the opposite. I would have liked wand law to have been explained a bit better.

In conclusion, Magic is Magical. 🙂

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