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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 33-36, Epilogue and Final Thoughts

Chapter 33 – The Prince’s Tale The deaths of Remus and Tonks feel quite understated considering what significant characters they were. Still, it would be unrealistic for Harry to be present for every major character death. Well, I can honestly … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 28-32

Chapter 28 – The Missing Mirror What else could Aberforth’s Patronus be but a goat? Though according to Pottermore, it is unusual for a Patronus to take the form of the wizard’s favourite animal. (When I took the test, mine … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 22-27

Chapter 22 – The Deathly Hallows Preventing the Death Eaters from seeing Ron because he’s supposed to be at home with spattergroit – Hermione really does think of everything. “She’s tough, Luna, much tougher than you’d think. She’s probably teaching … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 17-21

Chapter 17 – Bathilda’s Secret The supportive messages outside the Potters’ house are very uplifting, though I wonder how many of them have been written since Voldemort’s takeover. There’s certainly a feeling that nothing good is going to happen when … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 12-16

Chapter 12 – Magic is Might It would be really great to see Harry, Ron and Hermione all living together under different circumstances. “Fine, I’ll stay here. Let me know if you ever defeat Voldemort, won’t you?” Maybe all the … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 6-11

Chapter 6 – The Ghoul in Pajamas Mrs Weasley’s intentions are certainly good, but her attempts to stop Harry, Ron and Hermione from leaving by keeping them apart from each other are still frustrating. I like how when Harry’s getting … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Chapters 1-5

On Saturday 21st July 2007, after an agonising and impatient wait, I got my hands on a freshly published copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This was it. The series was about to end. Once I had finished … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Chapters 25-30 and Final Thoughts

Chapter 25 – The Seer Overheard We may not see much of it, but it’s very nice to see Harry in a proper romantic relationship at last, especially considering how much chemistry he and Ginny have. Professor Trelawney’s account of … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Chapters 19-24

Chapter 19 – Elf Tails Much like how in Prisoner of Azkaban, the situation with Buckbeak defused any antagonism between the trio, so Ron almost dying from poison causes Hermione to realise what’s really important. After Hagrid tells Harry about … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Chapters 13-18

Chapter 13 – The Secret Riddle I can’t hear the name ‘Caractacus’ without thinking of the villain from the cartoon Avenger Penguins. “Of course, it is also possible that (Merope’s) unrequited love and the attendant despair sapped her of her … Continue reading

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