Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows is the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series. Voldemort is continuing to accumulate power and it is up to Harry, Ron, and Hermoine to find the remaining Horcruxes to defeat him once and for all. When the Death Eaters descend upon Hogwarts, it leads to a battle that will affect the future of the wizarding world forever.
As Harry cleans out his school trunk completely for the first time since he started at Hogwarts, the process is like going back in time. He comes across items left abandoned in there from each year, and going through them all is like taking a walk down memory lane. He’s sorting items by the things he’ll need on his journey. Everything else, he’s sure, the Dursleys will burn in the middle of the night after he’s gone.
As he’s sorting through the newspapers, he comes across a memorial article for Albus Dumbledore that was published just recently. The story goes into great detail about Dumbledore’s life, and Harry is very surprised to realize he knew almost nothing about his past. The man was a mystery, and Harry wishes strongly he’d taken more time to get to know who he truly was.
Harry also comes across another article written by Rita Skeeter, who will soon be publishing a scandalous new book about Dumbledore’s life. It addresses questions like why Dumbledore’s sister died so young, and what really happened to his brother Aberforth. To Harry, the book seems filled with nothing but nasty rumors, but it does get him wondering again about Dumbledore’s life and what really happened while he was alive.