“As you can see from my rating, and in particular, if you have read my reviews of the other books of this series, this is not my favorite book. I think there are a number of reasons for this, but most importantly, this is the book where innocence is lost.
Before this book, even when things get dark, and Harry thinks he could die, he always holds out hope that things will be okay. That everything will work out in the end. After this book, we know that anything can happen, and that no one is safe.
Harry begins to truly move along the path that has been set for him in this book, and by the end, he is a different boy than the one we knew at the start. The world around him holds far darker things than we'd been aware of before, and the war truly begins.
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