Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Well, I seem to remember a time where I would say, "oh, those are not my kind of books". Something very similar to what I said about a certain vampire story we all know and love!
You may remember this and Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone was on my list of summer reads.
Sadly, I did not make it, but my daughter (11) read 1-5 and my son (7) read 1. They were so enthusiastic about it I knew I just had to find out once and for all what the hooplah was all about. My great friend has all the movies, so I borrowed them and watched each of them over a 3 day period. I know, I know the movies ARE NEVER as good as the books but I was way overwhelmed by reading 7 BIG books.
When I had my HP marathon I was hooked! We went as a family to see #6 at the movies. I knew that I had to read #7 to find out how it all ended.
Finally my Review:(no spoilers here!)
HOLY COW! What an amazing story! There were times when I was annoyed with Ron, Hermione and Harry- but that all made our brave heroes so much more humanlike. I savored each and every chapter and I grew to love all of the characters and stories. Rowling is such a fabulous writer. It made me feel as though magic was happening all around me, and if you know me I am not a FANTASY person at all! But this story, the entire saga, is a story of growing up. It has all the elements of regular teenage stories, it just happens to take place in a wizard world. If you have not given Harry Potter a try, please do! You will not be sorry... I am now going back and reading 1-6!