Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Harry Potter:The Books

Can you believe it? It's all over. The epic 14-year saga has finally come to an end. The eight and final Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released on the 15th July 2011.The seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series came out in 2007, and everyone was sad then :( but at least there was 3 more movies to look forward to :) But now we don't even have that.I feel like crying *sniff sniff* To mark the end, I've decided to do two posts on Harry Potter , one on the books (this one) and one on the movies. I hope you enjoy reading them!
Now, unless you've been living under a rock for the last ten years, I'm sure you will have heard of Harry Potter. If you have been living under a rock, however, here's a short synopsis: Harry Potter is a young orphan living with his mean aunt and uncle. He has always believed that his parents died in a car crash when he was one. Until his eleventh birthday, when a giant man turns up on his doorstep and the truth comes out. Harry Potter is a wizard. His parents were killed by an evil wizard when he was a baby. But the funny thing is, Harry made this evil wizard, Voldemort, disappear! No-one knows how, or why, he's just gone. So Harry goes off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he learns how to turn teacups into rats, to make pencil cases do cartwheels, to ride a broomstick and much more! But more than just magic awaits Harry there...

Sorry, not a great summary! But I think you get the gist.And you probably know what it's about anyway.
I actually began reading Harry Potter books after the last book came out. I loved them straight away. They were witty, exciting, thrilling, mysterious, original, magical and totally, utterly terrific! Yeah, too many adjectives used in that sentence. But that's just how I feel about them! I borrowed them off a friend and I think I read the whole series in about a month and a half, maybe two! *Sigh* I'm just so in awe of J.K. Rowling and her imagination. I wonder what's it's like to be able to think like that, to be able to think up such brilliant original and creative names and ideas. Wow. *Jealous longing*  I seriously hope Rowling writes more books, because I can't get enough of them! I decided to write little mini-reviews (VERY mini) of all seven books. Here they are:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 
The magic begins! Funnily enough, not one of the best books in the series. It used to be one of my favourites but now I prefer the later books. It's still great though! Harry finds out he's a wizard and goes into his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Excitement follows!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
This is one of my favourites!I love the story, especially. And 'Her Skeleton Will Lie In The Chamber Forever'? *Shudder* It's creepy! (Sorry, if you haven't read the books you probably don't understand this!) Dobby also makes his first appearance in this book. Dobby is the best elf ever. Those last two sentences were to be read in an extremely serious voice. Anyway! Harry starts his second year at Hogwarts, where there is a dangerous plot to kill him!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The brilliance continues! Harry third year at Hogwarts begins, and there is a deranged murderer on the loose from wizard prison, and he's after Harry! This is the only book where Voldemort doesn't appear in some form, but that doesn't mean there's any less action! There's lots of surprising twists and it's really enjoyable.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I think this might be my favourite book in the series. I love the characterism (is that a word? Spellcheck says it isn't.), the fast-paced plot, the darkness (not literally, of course!) and everything else about it. It also happens to be the only book I don't own. But that will change soon. In this book, Harry goes into his fourth year at Hogwarts, where he finds that the Triwizard Tournament, a  fun but dangerous wizarding tournament where the contestants have to face three difficult challenges, is taking place at Hogwarts. Darkness awaits him there...
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 
The longest book in the series, with over 750 pages. This is the beginning of the books becoming darker, after Voldemort returns. And some jaw-dropping revelations at the end of this book, seriously! A great book, but I found the end a bit too long, and a little confusing. Harry is in his fifth year at Hogwarts, after witnessing Voldemort return to power the previous summer. But, most of the rest of the wizarding world and the Ministry don't believe him!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
This book is very dark and serious. But there are some funny parts too :) R+L, LOL! This book is very important to the final book, you wouldn't understand most of what's going on in it if you hadn't read this one. Harry is in his sixth year at Hogwarts. It's now known throughout the wizarding world that Lord Voldemort had returned. Harry starts getting special lessons from Dumbledore, (Hogwarts' headmaster) to help him defeat Voldemort. Shocks are in store throughout.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Epic Finale. Yes, I put that in capital letters. Deathly Hallows was probably the most eagerly awaited book ever. And as you would expect, it's amazing! It lived up to all of it's expectations! It's only downfall is that it means there's no more HP books :'( So much happens in this book, most notably all the deaths, new relationships (H+r 4ever <3) and of course, the epic Battle of Hogwarts. This book doesn't exactly need explaining...but I will anyway. Harry, Ron and Hermione should be in their seventh and final year at Hogwarts, but instead they're out hunting Horcruxes! This is the epic finale.This is the final showdown. This is the end.


  1. Your summary was good! I am a huge HP fan, I read the books aeons ago, lol. My favourite book is the last one, I managed to finish that in 2 days because I was so gripped!
    I have yet to see the final movie. I really want to, but on some extent, I don't because then it will be all too real that there will NEVER be another HP movie :'(

  2. Harry Potter is AMAZING, to say the least. I agree, now we have nothing :'(
    The last film's breathtaking!<3

  3. I KNOW!!!! Why does it have to end??

    You covered it perfectly!!!! I agree with everything you said!!! People don't even realize how witty it is!!!!

  4. Harry Potter is AWESOME!! I agree 100% with what you said. I have read the books loooooaaads of times each, they are just awesome... have you seen the last film? EPIC!! :]

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