Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7 ...
Cover picture from Bloomsbury

No more calling Privet Drive his home, Harry is in danger from You-Know-Who and the outside world. With the help of Mad-Eye Moody and other Order members, they hatch a plan. There will be seven Potters flying to the different Voldemort-safe place where the Order members have put protective charms.

The real Harry Potter gets into the side-car motorbike with Hagrid while the other six Potters will be going on brooms, and thestrals.

Unfortunately, miraculously, Voldemort is on his way along with a few death eaters who try to kill Harry Potter. Unluckily, George Weasley loses an ear, Mad-Eye Moody is killed and the real Harry Potter and Hagrid crash in the yard of the Tonks family.

With the help of a Portkey, Harry and Hagrid arrive at the Burrow in time.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione help with the decorations for Bill and Fleur’s wedding leaving them no time for planning their search for Horcruxes (an object where part of a human’s soul is concealed within).

Unfortunately, Bill and Fleur’s wedding is spoiled by the Death Eaters who crash the celebration. Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee and take refuge in Grimmauld Place, which now belongs to Harry, given to him by Sirius, his now dead godfather.

Now Harry, Ron, and Hermione have to work together in their search for the Horcruxes. Which will prove to be very difficult. With very meagre plans and clues.

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lovely story and of course I highly recommend this book to others. Strange thing is that I have the faintest suspicion that this book is the favourite of J.K Rowling. The way she writes and the excitement you get to want to know more about the story is incredible.

Thanks for reading

Hermione

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: J.K. Rowling: Bloomsbury ...
Cover picture from Bloomsbury

Down come the Weasley family through the chimney at the Dursleys. ‘’Come on Harry, we are taking you with us to the Quidditch World Cup. Where is your trunk?’’

…and just before leaving, to their horror, Dudley grew a four-foot-long tongue…

Harry and the Weasley family reach The Burrow by Floo powder. Hermione Granger is also there. They enjoy the holidays until the day comes when they have to go.

Woken up early, the Weasley brothers, Mr Arthur Weasley, Harry, and Hermione set off by foot, waving goodbye to Mrs Weasley. They travel by a Portkey and reach the camp site. They set up their tent and try to make a fire.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione set off together to buy souvenirs before the match starts, Ireland vs. Bulgaria.

Of course, Ireland wins but Victor Krum, the Bulgarian seeker, gets the Snitch.

During the night, screams and shouts are heard, the Dark Mark has appeared in the sky, the symbol of You-Know-Who. Harry loses his wand and in the forest, they hear a strange voice shouting a strange curse.

Having been discovered, Harry and his friends face the Ministry officials, who accuse them of conjuring the Dark Mark. Winky, a house-elf, is discovered at the spot with Harry’s wand and being suspected of conjuring the mark, she is sacked by her master, Mr Crouch…

Reaching Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are curious to know what was happening. There was mysterious air around, everyone was excited upon an upcoming event.

‘’ Because of the upcoming event, the Triwizard Tournament, there will be no Quidditch matches’’, said Dumbledore during the feast.

Beauxbatons and Durmstrang were two schools who were going to come over to participate in the event.

Everyone awaited their arrivals and when they came, there was a huge round of applause, especially for Victor Krum. They watched as each of them, above seventeen, drop a piece of paper in the Goblet of Fire, which will choose one champion from each school…

‘’Fleur Delacour… Victor Krum… Cedric Diggory…’’ said Dumbledore. ‘’And wait…’’ said Dumbledore as the Goblet lit up again, ‘’…Harry Potter…’’

There was no clapping, only an angry buzzing noise… Harry knew that somebody…somebody who wanted him dead, put his name in the Goblet…and what was going to happen next…nobody knew…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Very nice… it starts getting darker and darker and darker… lovely story… and there is no need to say because I will and always will, recommend the series to anyone who would listen to me.

Cheers,

Hermione.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, magic

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cover picture from bloomsbury

After blowing up purple-faced Aunt Marge, Harry finds himself on the road in Mongolia Crescent, all alone when he feels somebody looking at him. It is a gigantic black dog. Harry trips on his trunk and his wand is thrown on the floor.

Here comes the Knight Bus, reaching with a bang, when a young boy calls out. Harry jumps inside and pretends to be Neville Longbottom. He asks the driver to drop him at Diagon Alley. The Minister of Magic greets him, and Harry is not expelled.

In Diagon Alley, Harry meets Hermione and Ron. After a few days at Diagon Alley, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking in a room and he cannot help overhearing…

Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys get into the Ministry cars and head down to King Cross Station, Platform 9 ¾ . Mr Weasley warns Harry not to go searching for Sirius Black, the escaped convict from Azkaban.

In the train, Harry is attacked by the dementors, but Professor Lupin, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, repels them away.

Harry and the rest of the class soon find Lupin’s class to be superb. Tackling with a Boggart, Redcaps, Hinkypunks…

All of a sudden, Sirius Black is said to have entered the school and the whole school panics. Black, making his second entrance in the school terrifies Ron, who sees him over his bed with a knife.

To make matters worse, Buckbeak, the hippogriff is to be executed by the Ministry and when Harry receives a mysterious package containing a Firebolt, the fastest broom in the world…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I simply loved it. I think it is at this time that it becomes sort of mysterious and more grown-up and less ‘friendly’

What do you think of the book?

The Secret Seven-Good Old Secret Seven-A Book review

Name: Good Old Secret Seven

Author: Enid Blyton

Genre: Adventure

This is an adventure about the very strange happenings at old castle called Torling Castle.

One day, Peter, the leader of the Secret Seven club, calls a meeting since Jack has received a present he wants to share. They soon find out that it is a telescope and disappointed at the fact that they will have to share it with Jack’s annoying sister, Suzie who badly wants to belong in the club.

One night, when Janet was looking at Torling Castle through the telescope, that she finds a man or a woman peeking through one of the windows cautiously, scaring away the resident jackdaws.

Soon, Peter calls another meeting and they all discuss and decide to pay a visit at Torling Castle. Thy find twigs that are still hot and tin cans. Soon, when they find a suitable room in the castle to have a break, they start hearing bangs and pops and they flee. When they reach their meeting shed, they feel stupid for leaving the castle in such a rush and suprisingly, they find out that Suzie and her silly little giggly friend, Binkie played a trick on them. The secret seven soon decide to ask her questions and they learn that a woman was painting a picture of the castle and that she was living there for some time. She was also very interested in knowing about Jack’s telescope. Suzie and Binkie were shooed away and the club felt quite stupid and mad at the two girls for gossiping about their telescope.

The next day, Peter and Janet are shocked to find out that their meeting shed is with the key in the lock and the telescope is missing!

Angry and disappointed, they question Suzie and Binkie about the missing telescope and they come to the conclusion that, that maybe, whoever is up in the castle has stolen their telescope.

The boys decide to go up to the castle again and the girls and their spaniel, Scamper will stay at home to wait for a signal if anything goes wrong and Janet has a task for borrowing a pair of binoculars from her dad without worrying him about their night adventure.

Janet goes to ask her dad for a pair of binoculars and unfortunately her father goes rushing to the castle with the shepherd an the farmer while Scamper is nowhere to be seen.

Meanwhile, Peter and the boys find rolls and rolls of paintings taken out of their frames hidden under the hay piles the jackdaws dropped for making their nests in the room the woman Suzie and Binkie found painting a picture of the castle.

Unfortunately, Peter and the boys get caught by big men and they kick the rolls down the stairs and they are thrown in a dungeon but luckily Scamper comes to their rescue and they are able to flee finding Peter’s dad, the shepherd and the farmer tackling the men and throwing them in the police van. Peter and his friends run down the hills and collect all the rolls of the valuable paintings spread on the grass.

Unluckily, their telescope is not found but they will be rewarded by the police with a brand new telescope even better than the old one.

THE END

My ratings:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodbye for now.

Hermione

Matilda-A book review

Name: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Matilda : Roald Dahl : 9780141365466

This story talks about an extra-ordinary girl, Matilda, that at a very young age, is capable of a perfect speech and reading skills. Matilda is the daughter of her very ignorant parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood who only seem to care about themselves and their son, Michael.

Instead of congratulating their daughter on her skills like any parent would, they simply call her a noisy chatterbox and tell her that little girls are only meant to be seen not heard.

Matilda soon decides to go to the public library when her father refuses to buy her a book. She goes all alone every day without her parents’ knowledge since her father is always at work, her mother, playing bingo and her brother goes to school. Matilda who find herself all alone every week day in the house goes to the library where Mrs Phelps, the librarian soon offers to help Matilda in finding a good book despite her astonishment at her abilities.

Soon enough, Matilda is sent to school at a late age(because of her half-witted parents) and put in the lowest form with a few warnings her father told to the headmistress, Miss Agatha Trunchbull also known as The Trunchbull. Matilda soon shows signs of being indeed a precocious child. Her very gentle teacher, Miss Honey is astonished and makes a demand to the headmistress for Matilda to be put in the highest form but she refuses. Miss Honey gives Matilda other books for higher forms for her to study.

One day, when the headmistress comes in Miss Honey’s class, she finds a newt in her glass of water (the newt in the glass of water was part of Lavender, Matilda’s friend’s prank)which freaks her out. She accuses Matilda for the joke and Matilda finds herself in a rage. She feels a sort of electriity in front of her eyes and finds herself capable to overthrow the glass of water on Miss Trunchbull(who accuses her again) using the power of her eyes.

Afterwards, Matilda tells Miss Honey that she threw the glass of water on Miss Trunchbull using her eyes and Miss Honey invites Matilda over for a cup of tea at her place where she then tells Matilda her sad story of how she became so poor and that Miss Agatha Trunchbull is in fact her aunt. Soon Matilda thinks of a plan so that Miss Honey can live a better life and she practises her powers to achieve it and she does. Miss Honey moves back to her own house and a new headmaster runs the school.

Very soon, Mr Wormwood is fleeing the country as he was found guilty of stealing cars and when his daughter pleads to allow her to stay with her teacher, he agrees, happy to have got rid of her.

Matilda soon leads a happy life with her teacher.

THE END

I found this book really amazing and I would rate it 5/5 stars

By Hermione