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759 Pages Later

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowssaid it
The more time Harry and Ron and Hermione spend hopscotching around England, the more the reader misses the familiar rhythms of a school year at the wizarding academy ? the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, the Quidditch matches and intra-house feuds ? and the vivid supporting characters, teachers and students alike, who usually crowd the pages of a Potter novel. Rowling tries to compensate by ratcheting up the tension, with break-ins and break-outs and close encounters with Lord Voldemort, but action sequences aren't precisely her forte, and after the fifth close shave and hair's-breadth escape the reader pines for the familiar pleasures of the Gryffindor Common Room and the Forbidden Forest.
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