Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
BY J.K. Rowling
“Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?” -Goodreads
I fully intended to write this review and have it scheduled to post, but unfortunately I don’t seem to be starting off the new year right when it comes to blogging!
What can I say about Harry Potter that any soul who has read it before doesn’t already understand? Not much really, Harry Potter just speaks to people and the seventh book is no different. While much of the novel seems like a prolonged camping trip, there is so much self-discovery, understanding, and linking back to the previous novels that we devout fans can withstand the long hours in the middle of nowhere. Every time I reread the magic I come across more words that speak to me and our time. For example, the quote that made me pause and contemplate life right now came from Kingsley Shacklebolt on page 440.
“And what would you say, Royal, to those listeners who reply that in these dangerous times, it should be ‘Wizards first’?” asked Lee.
“I’d say that it’s one short step from ‘Wizard’s first’ to ‘Purebloods first,’ and then to ‘Death Eaters,'” replied Kingsley. “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
Right now in our world we are still facing the refugee crisis, in the United State, where I’m from, there are too many people who oppose letting in refugees claiming it could endanger American lives. What these ignorant people fail to understand is that those are human beings fleeing, not because they want to, but because they have to. Kingsley’s defense of Muggles in a magical war is how we should be treating every Muggle in a non-magical war.
Now, I digress. For those who don’t reread, you are missing out on revisiting the magic. Every time I pick up on something new. That is the magic of J.K. Rowling’s novels, they are timeless.