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

I was working at Barnes & Noble the same summer this book was released, and I can’t even begin to tell you what an exciting time that was. As a Potterphile myself, I was in full-force that July, wearing Harry Potter-themed buttons on my nametag and answering trivia questions with my co-workers. The night of our book release party I wore my “Property of Slytherin” t-shirt and even sported a (fake) Dark Mark tattoo like a true Death Eater (I know: I appear to be a nice, sensible bookworm, but I have always loved and cheered for the villains). I also kept telling anyone who would listen that teacher Snape was one of the good guys, and I would not be convinced otherwise.

For the first time in the series, Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger do not return to Hogwarts at the end of the summer. Instead, the trio goes off on an adventure to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes referred to at the end of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” While they are exploring the fringes of civilization for these magical relics, things back home are not going well, as an interesting plotline against Muggle-borns emerges, reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

Will the Horcruxes be found and destroyed? Who will win the ultimate battle: Harry or Voldemort? And was I right about Snape after all? You will have to read the book and find out for yourself, of course.

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