A Reader posted a review at 2009-03-30 07:46:35.
Woa, once again, I found myself blown away by J.K. Rowling's work. I am a dreamer, hoping to be an author myself someday, and let me tell you. I have read a lot of books in my life, both classics, some teen novels, a few graphic novels, and lots of fantasy. I honestly think that J.K. Rowling is probably the best author I've ever read or at least pretty darn close. I am amazed again and again, every time I read her books. Her descriptions are very detailed, the imagery is strong, the dialogue is great, and I LOVE her writing style. I was sad to read the last book. As soon as I finished the last page, I thought to myself, "It's over..." But fortunate enough for me, I am one of those readers who loves to re-read her books because I tend to forget or I may be reading a favorite of mine. I will definitely be re-reading these books in the near future.
As for the book itself. I thought this book moved a bit faster than a few of the ones previously. Also,I was amazed how everything came together in the end. The ending blew me away, but that is not regarding the last chapter. I thought she could have left off the last chapter to produce a more stronger, captivating effect upon the reader. But of course, it is nice to know what happens to the characters in the end.
Oh my god,
I just finished that book and I cried. I cried at the part when Harry was giving himself up. I couldn't believe it was the end. I was so upset. I was thinking in my head "It's not fair, it can't end like this, it's not fair." I started crying, and then everything came together perfectly. I kinda wish she would have cut off the last chapter because it seemed to close perfectly right after Harry killed him, but yet at the same time it was nice to see what happened to the characters and to have some comic relief.
This book was wonderful. I absolutely loved it, I'm so sad that its all over though. I mean I grew up with these books, I always thought I was the same age as Harry. Apparently according to the book I'm not, but I still when he was eleven in the first book, that's how old I was, so in a way we were the same age. I'm so sad it's all over, but I don't think I have hardly ever read a book with such a perfect ending. Rowling is a genius, I don't know how she collaborates all her ideas so concisely! I am amazed with her writing. Everything pieced together so well, just like a puzzle. I can guarantee I will be re-reading this book again someday.