- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 11, 2007

By April Reinhart, age 13

Thoreau International School, Vienna

In “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” there’s mystery, excitement, magic and enchantment. It’s that type of writing that draws you into the book and leaves you feeling as if you could actually be in the story.

I couldn’t believe how much I loved reading “Harry Potter” this week, seeing as though reading isn’t always my first choice of what to do in my spare time. It’s a great book, and it will appeal to many different types of people.

You might think the beginning starts out a little slowly, but don’t stop reading. As you get deeper into the story, it gets really interesting. The intensity of the story just keeps making you think, “No, it can’t be” and, “What’s happening next?” I don’t know about you, but I love that feeling of suspense.

As you learn more about Harry, Ron and Hermione’s journey and as they continue fighting Voldemort throughout the story, you learn more not just about Harry but also about the rest of his friends and family. Although there is a lot of conflict throughout the story, there also is a lot of love.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is the ultimate battle between the forces of Voldemort’s army and the wizards risking all to work for the greater good of the magical society. J.K. Rowling has brought back many of the characters from the previous books and has made the characters come back to life with breathtaking events on almost every page.

I can’t believe this is the last book in which we can really understand the life of Harry Potter. I love J.K. Rowling’s writing, and I hope she will write more books in the future. Maybe next time her hero will be a girl.