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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)

by J. K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (5)

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It makes me sad that I don't remember what parts do the series corms from which book. I need to reread these ASAP. ( )
  momma182 | Jun 23, 2015 |
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth of the Harry Potter series, is from the famous wizard, Harry Potter's, point of view. Harry is forced to live with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, but is relieved when a group of wizards and witches take Harry to Sirius Black's (Harry's godfather) house. When school starts, Harry meets a nasty surprise: Professor Umbridge, a Ministry of Magic official, is appointed as a teacher at Hogwarts. A hard-earned Christmas finally comes, but Harry keeps having troubling visions of a door that won't open. Near the end of the year, Harry, in his visions, sees that Sirius was being tortured by Voldemort, an evil wizard. Harry and a few friends (Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and Luna) travel to the place where Harry thinks Sirius is. When they get there, they realize they have been tricked by Voldemort. They manage to escape but at a high cost. As Sirius came to rescue them, he was killed by his evil cousin. Harry is very depressed and goes back to his aunt and uncle's for another miserable summer.

J.K. Rowling has never had me unhooked from my favorite series. However, this book was not my favorite because a few parts took a while to explain. Nevertheless, all the books in the Harry Potter series are bursting with surprises and suspense. Even though your body is saying that you really should get to bed, your mind wants to keep unraveling the thrilling tale of Harry Potter. In this book, Rowling slowly reveals information to the reader. With a healthy balance of suspense and action, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a very interesting read. I recommend this book to any one who loves this series with their heart and mind! ( )
  MeganS.B3 | May 28, 2015 |
A bit slower than the other Harry Potter books, and unnecessarily long. Umbridge is a twisted yet uninteresting character, as there's no real motives for her actions. The final scenes are great, yet with enormous plot holes. ( )
  bdtrump | May 9, 2015 |
The fifth book is my favorite. The struggle, the rebellion, the oppression… it has so much tension, adventure, drama…
It will make you furious, outraged, it will give you powerful emotions and make you insurgent.
Evil is gathering its forces in darkness, and the Magic World refuses to accept it.
The Order of the Phoenix is reborn from its ashes and only a few brave warrior will stand up against the malicious forces gathering in the shadow.
A war is coming… only nobody seems to believe it.

Favorite quotes

“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.”

“But Dumbledore says he doesn't care what they do as long as they don't take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.”

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  SaraRomanceLove | May 8, 2015 |
It would have gotten 5, but Harry is a huge prick the majority of the time. ( )
  katherineemilysmith | May 4, 2015 |
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But tally the book’s strengths and weaknesses as you may, the fact remains that Rowling has once again created a fully-fledged world, and for the experience of being there with Harry, HP5 can’t be beat.
 
''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' is rich and satisfying in almost every respect.
 
A considerably darker, more psychological book than its predecessors, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" occupies the same emotional and storytelling place in the Potter series as "The Empire Strikes Back" held in the first "Star Wars" trilogy. It provides a sort of fulcrum for the series, marking Harry's emergence from boyhood, and his newfound knowledge that an ancient prophecy holds the secret to Voldemort's obsession with him and his family.
 

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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cockroft, JasonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daniele, ValentinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masini, BeatriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Neil, Jessica, and David,
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The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive.
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'You two have just apparated on my knees.' - Ron Weasley
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As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief...or will it?
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As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief... or will it?

The fifth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series follows the darkest year yet for our young wizard, who finds himself knocked down a peg or three after the events of last year. Somehow, over the summer, gossip (usually traced back to the magic world's newspaper, the Daily Prophet) has turned Harry's tragic and heroic encounter with Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament into an excuse to ridicule and discount the teen. Even Professor Dumbledore, headmaster of the school, has come under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic, which refuses to officially acknowledge the terrifying truth that Voldemort is back. Enter a particularly loathsome new character: the toadlike and simpering ("hem, hem") Dolores Umbridge, senior undersecretary to the Minister of Magic, who takes over the vacant position of Defense Against Dark Arts teacher--and in no time manages to become the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, as well. Life isn't getting any easier for Harry Potter. With an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations (O.W.Ls), devastating changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team lineup, vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors, and increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar, Harry's resilience is sorely tested.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, more than any of the four previous novels in the series, is a coming-of-age story. Harry faces the thorny transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Gone is the wide-eyed innocent, the whiz kid of Sorcerer's Stone. Here we have an adolescent who's sometimes sullen, often confused (especially about girls), and always self-questioning. Confronting death again, as well as a startling prophecy, Harry ends his year at Hogwarts exhausted and pensive. Readers, on the other hand, will be energized as they enter yet again the long waiting period for the next title in the marvelous, magical series. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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Harry Potter, now a fifth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, struggles with a threatening teacher, a problematic house elf, the dread of upcoming final exams, and haunting dreams that hint toward his mysterious past.

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