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Alphabet Author and A Book Challenge

Day: 18

Letter: R

Author: Rowling, J.K.

Chosen book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Read or To Be Read: Read

Thoughts: The final book in the phenomenal bestselling series! All the ends tied up, the villain vanquished, several sad moments, several joyous moments, and the glimpse into the future!

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
― Albus Dumbledore , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

“‘It doesn’t mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean it, Harry,’ said Hermione, her voice gentle. “It means… you know… living beyond death. Living after death.”

But they were not living, Harry thought: they were gone. The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents’ mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing. And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending? He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.”

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling