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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) (original 2003; edition 2004)

by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

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Title:Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2004), Paperback, 870 pages
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (Author) (2003)

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Yet another great entry in the Harry Potter franchise. This one took me a long time to read, for a variety of reasons. Some of which are due to the book’s profound length, the other because of external business.

Nevertheless I always felt this was the hardest tale to get through. It’s lonely, it’s overwhelming. As each figure close and dear to Harry leaves over time, you can’t help but feel more and more hopeless alongside him.

The film adaptation easily remains one of my favorites as it captures this beautifully. I give this one three stars primarily because it felt... excessive. There is a lot of detail and plot development in this book, I understand. But I simply became exhausted at times. Primarily near the middle of the book.

I breezed through the first 15 chapters or so, struggled through the next ten, then breezed through the remaining ones subsequently. ( )
  DylanWolters | Mar 7, 2019 |
He was already an adult by the end of the book -by teaching the other kids to defend themselves.

Il eté déja adulte a la fin du livre en enseignant les autres enfants à se defendre.

ShiraDestinie
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  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
I can never forgive Dumbledore for this. Or Snape. Or, well, any of the adults (excluding Mr. Weasley, Lupin, and McGonagall) for what happens to Harry in this book. And losing Sirius will never be okay. It's brilliantly done, I know, but it's also ... wrong. And hard to accept. ( )
  AmandaGStevens | Mar 2, 2019 |
The book starts with Harry Potter protecting himself from 2 dementors, and later having to go to the Ministry of Magic for a hearing because he used magic outside of school. He is found cleared of all charges and goes to school to find Hagrid missing and a new teacher named Professor Umbridge who voted against him in his hearing. Later Harry yells at Professor Umbridge because she accuses his godfather Sirius Black when everyone thinks he's a murderer.
He then is forced to have the sentence I will not tell lies engraved on the back of his hand. Malfoy then makes fun of Ron and the 2 Weasley twins and Harry attack Malfoy. Because of this they get a lifelong band from playing Quidditch. For revenge the Weasleys unleash unstoppable fireworks inside the school, create a bog in the hallway and Harry tells his side of the story to the world on how Cedric was killed and how Lord Voldemort returned to power. The Weasley twins get caught making the bog and leave the school making their own joke shop. (They are successful.) Come Christmas Harry kisses the girl he likes named Cho Chang. And he sees a vision on Arthur Weasley being attacked by a snake. Because Harry sees this Arthur is saved. Sadly Voldemort uses this knowledge to implant a false vision into harry's head which makes Harry think Sirius Black is in danger. He shows up at the place where he thought his godfather was injured by using thendrals only to find out that it was a trap. Harry and his 5 friends were each injured when the Order of the Phoenix shows up to save them. Sadly Sirius dies in the battle. Then Dumbledore and Voldemort duel and Voldemort flees. This ends with the world knowing Voldemort is back and the Order of the Phoenix warning Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia to be nice to Harry or bad things would happen. ( )
  AlexanderL.B4 | Mar 2, 2019 |
This is a lot of book to love, and in many ways the series reached new heights with Order of the Phoenix, but I have a nagging doubt in my head about the necessity of such a large book in the series. And yet, there is very little that I can point to in the book and say that 'X' can be completely done away with. Maybe Grawp....

Harry's angst and cluelessness is almost insufferable at times, but works ultimately because of Rowling's gradual shift in tone and style that allows these books to go from the absurd to the deadly serious in a single page without causing the reader to blink an eye. Goblet of Fire's seeming excesses actually laid the groundwork for the development the characters (from Hermione to Percy) would follow through to the end.

Umbridge is excellent. She represents a far more real evil than all the Death Eaters combined, meddlesome and untouchable. Luna is excellent. The D.A. was excellent. The whole book is, really. It's still hard to believe that 200 pages go by before Harry even sets foot in Hogwarts, but the series had long since outgrown its old format. My recollections of this book tend to be more negative when compared to other highlights in the series but there is little I don't like about the actual contents of the book aside from Harry's attitude. Which is silly since Harry Potter is about the most justifiably angsty 15-year-old that ever walked the literary landscape.

You'd think he'd have had more sense with Cho though.

Next: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
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The family romance is a latency-period fantasy, belonging to the drowsy years between 7 and adolescence. In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' Harry, now 15, is meant to be adolescent. He spends a lot of the book becoming excessively angry with his protectors and tormentors alike. He discovers that his late (and ''real'') father was not a perfect magical role model, but someone who went in for fits of nasty playground bullying. He also discovers that his mind is linked to the evil Lord Voldemort, thereby making him responsible in some measure for acts of violence his nemesis commits...

Ms. Rowling's magic world has no place for the numinous. It is written for people whose imaginative lives are confined to TV cartoons, and the exaggerated (more exciting, not threatening) mirror-worlds of soaps, reality TV and celebrity gossip. Its values, and everything in it, are, as Gatsby said of his own world when the light had gone out of his dream, ''only personal.'' Nobody is trying to save or destroy anything beyond Harry Potter and his friends and family.
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Las tediosas vacaciones de verano en casa de sus tíos todavía no han acabado y Harry se encuentra más inquieto que nunca. Apenas ha tenido noticias de Ron y Hermione, y presiente que algo extraño está sucediendo en Hogwarts. En efecto, cuando por fin comienza otro curso en el famoso colegio de magia y hechicería, sus temores se vuelven realidad. El Ministerio de Magia niega que Voldemort haya regresado y ha iniciado una campaña de desprestigio contra Harry y Dumbledore, para lo cual ha asignado a la horrible profesora Dolores Umbridge la tarea de vigilar todos sus movimientos. Así pues, además de sentirse solo e incomprendido, Harry sospecha que Voldemort puede adivinar sus pensamientos, e intuye que el temible mago trata de apoderarse de un objeto secreto que le permitiría recuperar su poder destructivo.
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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?

AR Level 7.2, 44 pts
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New teacher is a
psychopath. Don’t believe me?
Then talk to the hand!
(CathWhitney)
Evil just got a
makeover. Pink has never
been so menacing.
(CathWhitney)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439358078, Paperback)

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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When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.… (more)

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