2007: #79 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)

Book #79 was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the 7th and final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The back of the book reads (in an extremely unrevealing way):

Released on July 21, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the most anticipated book of 2007, marks the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series. In an announcement from the book’s publisher, Lisa Holton, president of Scholastic Children’s Books, said, “We join J.K. Rowling’s millions of readers–young and old, veterans and newcomers–in anticipating what lies ahead.”

An extremely fitting end to a wonderful series! No spoilers here, but I don’t think fans will be disappointed. Truthfully, the ending was more satisfying than I expected. More answers than I found at the end of the Unfortunate Events series. I’d like to kiss J.K. Rowling’s feet for what she’s done to interest children in reading.

I feel a little let down now that I’m done — but I always feel that way at the end of a series. I think I’ll have to read the last couple of chapters again!

Page count: 759 | Approximate word count: 195,822

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