It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it's up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean.
Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately
for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the
same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are
tested in ways they never could have imagined.
Thoughts: I don't really know where to begin. Fantastic is the first word that comes to mind when trying to describe this book. Along with thrilling, heartbreaking, and wonderful. It was the perfect conclusion to a fabulous series.
The characters are fully rounded out. Everything that they started comes to a head and they become amazing.
The plot wowed me. It was extreme and mature and well crafted. The way everything moved forward and unfolded was absolutely perfect. I had a hard time putting it down.
And the writing...J. K. Rowling outdid herself. The climax had me on the edge of my seat and clutching the book desperately, devouring each word. As a new writer I know that action/battle/climax scenes are the hardest to write and keep thrilling. The was done masterfully and to perfection.
All in all, it was great. But now it's over and I'm at a loss as to what to read so any similar suggestions would be welcome (hint hint).
Content: A lot of kissing and a tiny bit of suggestive humor that isn't too pronounced. There's more serious language in this one (effing is a term used) and the violence is extreme. There are war scenes and plenty of death.
Over all though, it's still a clean read and the best of the best.