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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I'M FINISHED!!!!!!!!! It rocked! Yesterday morning a friend of mine took me to get a pedicure for my birthday. My favorite place to get this done is at my local Wal-Mart. As we walked inside the doors, ten hours after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, there were only 150 left of the 5,000 books that had been put out at midnight. I didn't know this before I sat down in the pedicure chair.

I was in the middle of said procedure when I saw a friend of ours walking by with two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in his bag. I called out to him and we spoke for a few minutes before he mentioned the rapidly dwindling supply. So there I was, literally trapped in the middle of a pedicure (the best ever, by the way) and unable to grab a couple of copies. Another woman, waiting for her manicure asked if I wanted her to go get me my copies (one for me, one for my sister)? Oh yeah, I jumped all over that. She was so sweet and was back in moments with my treasure. See, there are still really nice people left in the world.

It was 9:00 p.m. before I was able to sit down and open that book. I thought I was going to expire from curiosity. I turned page 784 at 3:46 a.m. the next morning. I'm 43, soon to be 44 (next week), and the thought that I would stay up all night reading a book never even crossed my mind. I was too tired, too exhausted, too busy, too everything. Nevertheless, there I was, breathlessly turning every page, scared that Harry was going to bite the dust in the next chapter. J.K. Rowling is really, really good.

This book was a well-written and well-paced story. Twists and turns, exciting duels, people going down EVERYWHERE until I wondered if she was going to kill everyone off at the end of the book. But never worry that I will spoil the end. You'll have to read the book yourself and find out who lives, who dies and what happens to them.

Two thumbs up baby! I'm sad the series is over.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Reviewed by Candace Salima on Sunday, July 22, 2007 Rating: 5