Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Attention! There will be things mentioned in this post about the ending of the series! Do not read unless you have finished the book!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling
Harry needs to get to the Burrow without getting seen. With six decoy Harrys, the order is hoping to distract Death eaters long enough to get Harry to safety. As they take off, death eaters surround them and the race begins. The decoys soar off in different directions and meet at the Burrow with two losses, Mad-Eye Moody, and Hedwig. Now Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run from the Ministry and Voldemort, and the wizarding community is in complete disorter.
Can Harry find all of the Horcruxes, and possibly find out about the mysterious Deathly Hallows before caught?
This book was awesome, but could have been better. The epilogue was satisfying with Ginny and Harry together and Ron and Hermione together, but too many people died in the book. Hedwig's death was completely unnecesary, and so was Collins. One of Teddy's parents should have lived at least, and Snape didn't even need to die, though it made since. I did like that Kreacher is good and Dobby at least died protecting Harry and Harry became a godfather, but still! it was too depressing. Otherwise, a great finish to the series.
I am very sad it is over. :(
What character in the book (or books) do you think you are similar to?
Would you try to continue the DA if you were Ginny, Luna, or Neville?
What characers did you think would live/die?
Please give me your comments and answers to this post.

The Mysterious Benidict Society

The Mysterious Benidict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart

Reynie is is a smart kid stuck in an orphanage. When an add in the paper says, "Are you a Gifted Child looking fo Special Opportunities?" Reynie goes downtown immediately. He soon has been through bizzare tests, puzzles, and mazes, and is part of the Mysterious Benidict Society. He, along with three other kids, mus solve a mystery at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. They must stop messages being brodcasted secretly on TV, radio, and other signals before it is too late...

I bought this book recently, and to be honest, I had very low expectations. I was immediately surprised! The characters are very lifelike and the plot is humorus and suspenceful. There are twists and turns completely unexpected, and this is now one of my favorite books of all time. I would reccomend it for any child in search for an adventure that will blow your mind!

If you were a child without parents and were extremely gifted, would you go take the test?

What character are you most like?

What character would you like to be similar too?

Please give me your comments and answers to this post.