Monday, May 30, 2011

Well it's the end of the month, so you know what that means...

    This is the first "book of the month" post for this blog. I'm doing this because I feel it would be cool for me to share with you and recommend books for you all to read.
The book of the month for May 2011 is something we are all familiar with....

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

    Deathly Hallows is the 7th and last book of the Harry Potter series and being that the second part of the movie is being released July 15th i felt it only necessary to talk about the book a bit.
About ten years ago (yikes) My mother bought me the first four Harry Potter books and practically forced me to read them. At that point I was 8 years old and used to reading stepping stone books, paper backs with at most ten chapters. But Harry potter, the first Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone) has seventeen chapters and 309 pages ! But I read it, I read all four that summer and as the years went by I saw all of the movies except Deathly hallows. My mother bought me the final 3 books two summers ago. I can say that I fell in love, just as a lot of other people did. Therefore I will not be explaining in detail this book because everyone knows that once you explain one thing about Harry Potter you have to explain another then another, next thing you know you've told the whole saga.
     Following Dumbledore's death, Voldemort completes his ascension to power and gains control of the Ministry of Magic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave Hogwarts to hunt and destroy Voldemort. They isolate themselves to ensure their friends and families' safety. They have little knowledge about the remaining horcruxes except the possibility that two are objects once belonging to Hogwarts founders Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff, and the third may be Nagini, Voldemort's snake familiar. The whereabouts of the two founders' objects is unknown, and Nagini is presumed to be with Voldemort. As they search for the Horcruxes, the trio learn more about Dumbledore's past.
    Harry, Ron, and Hermione recover the first horcrux, Salazar Slytherin's locket, by infiltrating the Ministry of Magic. A mysterious silver doe leads Harry to the Sword of Godric Gryffindor, among the few objects able to destroy horcruxes. When Harry attempts to recover the sword, the horcrux attempts to kill him. Ron reappears, saving Harry and using the sword to destroy the locket. Resuming their search, the trio continually encounter a strange symbol, that an eccentric wizard named Xenophilius Lovegood tells them represents the mythical Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are three sacred objects: the Resurrection Stone, with the power to summon the dead to the living world; the Elder Wand, an unbeatable wand; and an infallible Invisibility Cloak. Harry learns that Voldemort is seeking the Elder Wand, but is unaware of the other Hallows and their significance. Harry decides that finding Voldemort's horcruxes is more important than procuring the Hallows. They break into a Death Eater's vault at the Wizarding Bank Gringotts to recover another horcrux, Helga Hufflepuff's cup. Harry learns that another horcrux is hidden in Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter the school and find the Horcrux, the Diadem of Ravenclaw, and destroy the cup and the diadem.
      This book is definitely the best, it has to be. lol.  I'm not describing the ending because you've should've already read it! Just kidding I don't want to ruin it for anyone. But for those who haven't read it, there is an epilogue nineteen years later about our favorite trio, I don't know if it is featured in the movie but it should be. But just in case it isn't I suggest you read the book before July 15th !

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