Fans review 'Hallows'

HIBAH ABUHAMDIEH read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book voraciously until the last word but it was with sadness that she turned the last page at 11pm on Saturday night. The 14-year-old waited with her sisters and friends for more than nine hours

By Zoe Sinclair (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Mon 23 Jul 2007, 10:23 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:12 AM

potin the queue at Ibn Battuta Mall to pick up her book at 3.01am and after a marathon 16 and half hours reading, plus a couple hours for sleep, she finished her book with the realisation she would never read of another magical journey for Potter.

"I was really happy with the ending," she said. "But I'm sad that is the end." As for the deaths of characters, the twists and turns and those final pages, we won't reveal them here, but Hibah did say there were definitely some sad moments ahead for readers.

12-year-old Amani Sheth had read 155 pages last night and had already encountered the deaths of characters.

"It's good, but I'm really mad Hedwig and Mad-Eye died," she said. Sanam Butani was 350 pages through the book but was already prepared to state 'It's the best book in the series.'

"I think it's great," she said. "The three of them have had a few close calls but I still think either Ron or Hermione will die." Hibah summed up by declaring "It's excellent! Everyone should read it. It's a really excellent, surprising book and it ties up all the loose ends, all the mysteries."

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