Not the best book in the Harry Potter series, partially because it lacks of it’s own story, until you get nearly to the end, and partially because it gets bloodier than ever. What started as a book for children has evolved to something that even some older reader can’t swallow. Even so, the book is great, and it had my full attention like all other Harry Potters. Joan K. Rowling really knows how to create expectation and develop the story so it’s interesting from the first page to the last one.
As I’ve already said, this book is way darker than it’s predecessors and even some of Harry’s closest friends won’t survive it. If you always saw Harry Potter as a stupid children tale about witches and wizards that fly and cast spells, it’s time to take another look deeper into this book and into your surroundings. Who knows, maybe you’ll recognize something from your everyday life: dictatorship, terror, fascism, deception, media manipulation and corruption, history and tradition misinterpretation, abuse of power…
I’d even go so far to to say I don’t recommend this book before the age of 13, and that it’d be best if read after 16 or 18.
Like some of the previous Harry Potters, this one is also full of adventure, friendship, love, deception, nostalgia…
Original name: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: Joan K. Rowling
Original language: English
Rating: 10 (of 10)
Reading difficulty: easy, with potential problems with invented words for those that haven’t read the previous books.