Okay, okay, I have to admit that I’m counting down the days until the final Harry Potter book, “The Deathly Hallows.” Three weeks from tonight, I will be at a local bookstore to get my hands on a copy at midnight. I am quite excited about the movie as well, but I already know what happens in “The Order of the Phoenix,” while the “The Deathly Hallows” will take us into uncharted territory. Plus, it will be the end of the series, where many questions will be answered (hopefully).
I have to admit that I check the Harry Potter fan websites a couple of times a week when I have a spare minute, and my desktop wallpaper came from the Harry Potter movie site.
I even found the cover artwork for the British version of the book, which shows Ron, Harry and Hermione in a room full of jewels with, presumably, Dobby on Harry’s back. (I’m nerdy, aren’t I?)
For me, July will be Harry Potter month. I know, it’s just a book/movie, but it’s so much fun. I’m stoked because I finish my last class on July 19, just in time to ditch the textbooks and dive into the world of J.K. Rowling for one last time…
Here’s what I think will happen:
- Harry will find the horcruxes with the help of Ron and Hermione
- He will face Voldemort and will vanquish him (perhaps not kill him, but remove him as a threat)
- Severus Snape will be vindicated as a good guy, but will die in an effort to save Harry’s life
- A couple of important characters will die — I’m guessing possibly Hagrid and Mr. Weasley?
I’m not sure how Rowling is going to wrap up all the loose ends satisfactorily in 784 pages, but I intend to relish each one.