Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Libby, age 14, Wisconsin
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Ending something good can be harder than taking the risk in starting it (and no, this article is not about the end of the world.) About a year and a half ago Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ended it all for Harry Potter fans. People had mixed reactions when it was all over. Some were mad about the way it ended, and some simply didn't want it to end. But did Rowling do it right?

In Deathly Hallows Harry Potter travels with Ron and Hermione on a mission to destroy Voldemort. The trio ditches out on their last year of Hogwarts to do this. Along his way Harry encounters death, confrontation, and secrets from his past. Harry takes an emotional adventure and experiences more than even the oldest wizard has experienced.

Chances are, if you read at all, you've read this series. But if you haven't already I highly suggest that you do. The biggest reasons I've heard that people haven't yet read these books are that they're too big or they'll just wait for the movie. Yes, the largest book is around eight hundred pages. But I guarantee that once you get through the first few pages the rest will fly by. Each book is full of incredible events that keep the pages flying. Secondly, the movie is not like the book. A movie is a movie and a book is a book, and you will not get the same experiences from the movie. The first few movies in this series prove that.

The biggest disappointment for me was that they no longer attended Hogwarts in the final book. While I could see why it was necessary, I would have liked to see them complete their education at the school. I was kind of disappointed that we no longer got a glimpse of their lives at Hogwarts, because that is what it seems the series revolves around.

Other than missing school, the book was phenomenal! The plot was amazing! Not only that, but there was action, mysteries, and parts that made me wish the pages flew faster. And the battle Harry goes through in Deathly Hallows is the most intense of all the books in the series.

So, did J.K. Rowling do it right?? Yes, she did. Her writing, as usual, was amazing. The entire book held my attention and never left me snoring. All loose ends come together perfectly. It is close to my favorite book in the series. So please, if you haven't already, read these books. They get better as you go. It's something you don't want to miss!

I give Deathly Hallows, the final book in the Harry Potter series, 5 stars (of a possible 5).

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March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
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- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
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- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
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- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
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- I don't care (poetry)
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