Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, magic

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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 Half-Blood Prince-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

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The day when Dumbledore takes Harry from Privet Drive, Harry notices that his hand is all blackened and shrivelled up. But Dumbledore, does not press matters and leaves Harry’s question about his hand, unanswered.

Harry and Dumbledore go to visit an old and retired Hogwarts Professor, Horace Slughorn to persuade him to come back since there is one teacher short. With the help of Harry, Dumbledore persuades Slughorn to take the job and explains that Slughorn always favoured talented and famous students and even had a club for them.

Dumbledore drops Harry at The Burrow where Ron and Hermione are staying and where he will spend the rest of the holidays. Being in the company of Fleur Delacour, Bill’s girlfriend, Harry sleeps in Fred and George’s old bedroom where Hermione earns a black eye with one of the twins joke telescope.

When Harry returns to Hogwarts, he meets Professor Snape and Tonks who seems very miserable and gloomy.

Harry suspects Malfoy to be a Death Eater, after witnessing a scene in Knockturn Alley and everything Malfoy does, seem to raise his suspicions.

After an accident involving Katie Bell nearly killed with touching a package containing a mysterious emerald necklace, Harry suspects Draco and when Draco seems to mysteriously disappear in his Marauder’s Map, Harry is sure that he is up to something and is acting in You-Know-Who’s orders.

When Harry’s best friend, Ron, having drunk mead in Slughorn’s office, Hermione talks about… everything seems to be happening to someone and the person does not seem to care about how many people does it kill on the way and it seems to never reach the supposed-to-be victim, the destination, at all!

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It was lovely and very suspenseful I must say. I loved it. Lucky me I have the whole collection at home! Ha Ha. I can read it a thousand times. Maybe, apart from The Cursed Child, I haven’t seen the 8th book anywhere in any library. And I am 100 percent sure that what Harry smelt in the Amortensia potion along with the treacle tart and broom handle, the flowery thing he smelled at the Burrow was Ginny.😁

Thanks for reading,

Hermione

P.S I was surprised myself to have finished a book of 530 pages in one and a half day.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy magic

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Harry Potter, all alone, feels cut out from the magical world, listening to the news will hiding in the flowerbeds. Harry and his cousin Dudley get attacked by the dementors…and receives a letter from the Ministry to attend a hearing and to be expelled from Hogwarts.

The Dursleys, gone, to collect their lawn prize and Harry in his bedroom under the stairs when he hears a click in his lock. Mad-Eye Moody, Professor Lupin, and another bunch of unknown wizards have come to rescue Harry.

Reached at London, Grimmauld Place and Harry learns that this place is the Headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix and it belongs to his godfather, Sirius Black.

Harry meets his friends, when he screams at them and also meets the whole Weasley family and a bunch of other wizards who work for the Order, the secret society against You-Know-Who.

Gone to attend is hearing with Mr. Weasley, Harry is lucky. He has been cleared of all charges and can return to Hogwarts.

At Hogwarts, there is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Dolores Umbridge, an undersecretary for Fudge, the Minister of Magic. Being a very bad teacher, a mean evil lady, Harry and Hermione set up their own Defence Against the Dark Arts group, called the DA, standing for Dumbledore’s Army where they gather a group of people to learn.

One night, Harry dreams that he is a snake and that he attacked Mr. Weasley. He informs Professor McGonagall, who informs Dumbledore.

Harry is informed that he will be having Occlumency lessons to shut his mind against You-Know-Who, with Professor Snape.

After, a few lessons, Harry feels his mind getting worse and worse and he still cannot shut his mind from those dreams. Especially the one with him, walking through the long dark corridor, to the Department Of Mysteries…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It was lovely and amazing but when Harry’s godfather died it was NOT. It was sad at the end and I found an immense pleasure when Harry was breaking down Dumbledore’s office.😃

Goodbye,

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

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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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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?

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Name: Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy and magic

Harry finds himself at the Dursleys again with only his owl to keep him company. Harry could not do his homework or practice Quidditch, a wizard sport, where you fly on brooms. Uncle Vernon had them all locked up in a room and Harry knew that they did not care if he lost his place in the Quidditch team or if he went back to school without his homework done.

One day, when the Dursleys were downstairs, greeting the Mason family, Harry finds himself in his cupboard under the stairs with a house-elf called Dobby. Dobby warns him not to return to Hogwarts. Harry discovers that Dobby has been stopping all of his letters. He could even distinguish the neat handwriting of Hermione and Ron’s untidy scrawl.

Since Harry refuses to not go to Hogwarts, Dobby performs a Hover charm and Harry gets a letter from the Ministry of Magic warning him not to perform any more magic, much to his annoyance.

Harry is locked up in his cupboard and luckily, Ron, Fred, and George come to rescue him in a flying car! Reached at The Burrow, the Weasley brothers get shouted at by their mother, Molly Weasley.

So thus, Harry stays at the Weasleys until he would go to Hogwarts…Harry and the Weasley family, and Ginny, the youngest set of in the car to Platform nine and three quarters to catch off their train. Unfortunately, Harry and Ron get stuck! They cannot pass through the wall! Ron and Harry decide to use the flying car…

On reaching Hogwarts, Harry and Ron crash on the Whomping Willow, a dangerous tree and Ron breaks his wand.

Harry and Ron get detention when Snape surprises them and escorts them to the dungeons to have a talk with the headmaster and Professor McGonagall, the Head of House, Gryffindor.

They also get a new, Defence Against the Dark Arts, teacher, the famous, Gilderoy Lockhart.

All changes when Harry goes to Lockhart’s office for his detention…he hears a strange hissing, coming from the walls…

And mysteriously, Mrs. Norris, Filch the caretaker’s cat gets attacked at the same place where Harry heard the strange hissing. Dumbledore examines her and reveals her to be petrified by some mysterious dark magic.

Professor Lockhart and Professor Snape set up a duelling club when Harry discovers that he can speak Parseltongue. A few people believe that Harry Potter is the heir of Slytherin, the one who will open the chamber of secrets.

When more attacks start, the ministry suspect Hagrid and he is taken to Azkaban, the wizard prison. Harry is suspected by some of the students but when Hermione gets petrified…

Harry and Ron follow the spiders, the hint given by Hagrid, but the giant spider does not speak the monsters name and they return to school with much luck.

Ron and Harry get permission to meet Hermione and in her stony clutched hand, they find a piece of paper, explaining about the basilisk and a single word in Hermione’s handwriting, ‘pipes’…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was AMAZING. It was much more mysterious and suspense than book 1.

I really recommend to read the whole book series. They are my favourite.

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

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Harry Potter is at the Dursleys, his skinny long-necked aunt, always screaming for him to wake up, his beefy fat uncle, criticizing him and his cousin, Dudley, always punching skinny Harry. Harry knew that all of this would change someday…at least he hoped it would. He would be going to a different school that Dudley in some time.

Until all of that changed…on collecting the letters at the doorstep, Harry receives a letter, in a strange thick yellow parchment written in green ink, ‘’To Mr. H Potter…’’, in a strange seal surrounding the letter H.

Unfortunately, Harry does not have the chance to open it because Dudley was quick to notice that Harry was carrying something. When hundreds of letters come in the secretly, the Dursleys move to a hut on a rock far away from Privet Drive…when, a giant arrives and announces that Harry Potter is a wizard and has been offered a seat at Hogwarts school, of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

…So there is Harry with his owl, Hedwig, a gift from Hagrid and his trunk, wondering how to get to Platform nine and three-quarters until he meets the Weasley family (which according to me, is the best family in the world!) who help him to get to the train. He meets the youngest boy of the Weasley family, Ron and they soon become friends.

They also meet bossy little Hermione who helps Neville in searching for his lost toad, Trevor. Now in the school, Harry, and Ron both get sorted into Gryffindor and to their annoyance, Hermione is in Gryffindor to.

All goes well, until they meet with a troll, save Hermione Granger, and become friends. The trio meet Hagrid, who shows them his dragon, who he named, Norbert, but soon, Norbert is taken away by Charlie Weasley’s friend, who promise to take care of Norbert. It is illegal to have a dragon.

Harry, Ron and Hermione also learn about the Philosopher’s Stone, and now the adventure starts…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well, okay, who does not know Harry Potter, maybe that is only 0.01 percent. Anyway, I haven’t really spoiled the story maybe a little bit…

Okay, maybe I won’t be able to tell you how I LOVE the series because I can write a whole paragraph on it and I am sure that ALL OF YOU WILL DIE OF BOREDOM. I can write so much but I don’t talk a lot, only when people ask me to explain them something and its sure, THEY DO DIE OF BOREDOM, (just saying…don’t worry because they do not really die, only doze😄)

So in simpler words, I am a real fan, why?, because I can just keep on reading the books and never get bored. Ha Ha.

…only, I am still waiting for my letter…good gracious me! If in a few years, I don’t get my letter, I would cry so much, everyone will fall asleep for a hundred years, that is they will sleep out of boredom🤭

just joking…well you know sometimes, I am just so serious that I don’t even have time to be funny..

Whoops, well, maybe I have been talking, well, writing so much so..

Goodbye,

Hermione

Wait, one last thing, one of my favourite lines:

‘’Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local comprehensive. Dudley thought this  was very funny.

‘They stuff people’s head down in the toilet, first day at Stonewall,’ he told Harry. ‘Want to come upstairs and practise?’

‘No thanks,’ said Harry. ‘The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it-it might be sick.’’

It is true…I had never heard of a sick toilet before…

My favourite book series

Hello everyone,

So today I am rather posting something different that my usual English and French book reviews as I am going to share my favourite book series. The idea to post this just came to me out of the blue for nearly no specific reasons but it is true, I love telling everyone what I like and what I don’t like.😁

Okay so let’s start:

Series Number 1:

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

Definitely…of course!

I remember when I was 8 years old, my mom borrowed Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone for me to read and I simply hated it. (Yes it is true😮)

And when I saw my cousin with the book series, I asked him if I could have a look and I don’t even know how, but I was totally immersed in the book. I was like,” Well, I thought I hated the series…”

Since I didn’t have the books at that time, I read the series online on my phone twice. Yes…twice. As soon as I finished reading the last book, I restarted it again.

And I read it again for the third time and another time after a week but unfortunately I was on the third book I still remember on Page 151…. If you want to know the story, click here:

https://readingforfun5.home.blog/2019/11/20/intro-2/

If you have clicked on the link up and read everything, you would see what were the consequences I had to bear. It was for about 5 months.

Okay…let’s move on,

Series Number 2:

A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R.R Martin

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I think I heard about the film before but I didn’t even know what it was about.

A few months ago, I discovered the book on my phone when I was scrolling through an ebook app on my phone. I don’t even know why but I felt as if I had to read the series. Incredible, I never read a book without knowing what it is about but I think some instinct made me read them. I was totally right, I was hooked on them I even downloaded the books on my phone in case I lost them. I was just reading and reading and reading.

Series Number 3:

Thirst by Christopher Pike

So well, I discovered this book by the purest of accident and I never knew I was interested in vampires.

Here is the story:

I was in my school’s library, the place where I hang out most often, alone because I don’t have many friends, I like being alone, and none of my friends share my interests.

So I found this book. I found the cover interesting but I didn’t read it and also because you only had book 3.

I found out that my enemy was reading it. Since I wanted to know what it was about and fortunately my desk is just in front of hers, I heard her talking in hushed voices about the book but fortunately I could hear.

At home, I googled the book and I found it so interesting I read it on the spot, downloading it and devouring it.

Well, so I think that all. Ooops, I think I forgot. Anyways all of my favourite book series are rated 5/5 stars and I highly recommend them.

Cheers,

Hermione