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Harry Potter And the Order of the Phoenix (original 2003; edition 2003)

by J. K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter And the Order of the Phoenix
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury (2003), Edition: Adult Ed, Hardcover, 766 pages
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)

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Okay. To start, I'm one of those people who never read the Harry Potter books but saw all of the movies. I always wanted to read the books but at first never found time and then halfway through the movie series figured I'd wait until the last movie came out. That being said I was absolutely DREADING reading the Order of the Phoenix because I absolutely HATED the movie. Like nails on a chalkboard for me. Not that the movie was bad but the characters and plot annoyed me so much that it easily became my least favorite (most favorite being Prisoner of Azkaban).

After reading this book, or should I say listening to the beautiful audiobook reading of it by Jim Dale, I truly think this book is my favorite in the series so far (maybe second to Prisoner of Azkaban depending on the day). I won't lie, it had it's annoying moments but it was mostly Harry that bothered me (growing pains) instead of Umbridge consistently (like in the movie). BUT can we say character and plot development?!? I felt like I was on the edge of my seat THE ENTIRE BOOK.

Definitely 5 stars and definitely one I would love to re-read! ( )
  ToriC90 | Apr 30, 2016 |
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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~

I've been working my way through this fabulous series on Audio and, I have to say, I loved it!

I ‘read’ this book in 2013. Loved it then. Listened to Audio. Loved it now!

From the ‘evil’ Dolores Umbridge (there are some fabulously funny scenes between her and Minerva McGonagall) to loony Luna Lovegood (who turns out to be a wonderful friend to Harry), I enjoyed every minute of it.

J. K. Rowling has a terrific imagination and I find her writing easy to read, the books just flow along. Never boring, full of adventure and excitement. This one full of teenage angst. Lots of fun! And sadness too.

It is interesting to see how Rowling structured the whole series with more and more serious subject matter being added as the books go along.

I moved right on to “Deathly Hallows”

4 stars ( )
  ccookie | Apr 24, 2016 |
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  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
I love Harry Potter so much I wish I could go climb into a time machine and go back to the first day I started reading the series and read it all over again and experience the "magic" again. I mean after you read this book 30 times you don't get surprised anymore :( ( )
1 vote SnowBookHollow | Apr 13, 2016 |
In Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, Harry is stuck at his aunts and uncles house with his cousin. Harry is out for a walk and his cousin comes up to him and starts making fun of him. After a while there is this big storm and Dudley's Friends run away because they are scared. Harry and Dudley run as fast as they can into a tunnel. Harry hears the strange noise. Then the Dementores come and Harry drops his wand. They start sucking out Dudleys and Harrys souls. Dementors are creatures that guard the prison of Azkaban. The order of the Phoenix is a group that defeated Lord Voldemort fifteen years ago.
My opinion about this book was very interesting. This book has a little different type of plot then the other books in the series, that is to me of course. This book is different because of the way it starts out. Most of the books start out with Harry on his way to Hogwarts so kind of way. But this book did not. Harry also has a different type of attitude in this book. This is probably because he is changing. I think that this book is very fun to read because it is different from the others which I like. It is a good book for all kinds of readers I really hope that you will like it as much as I do.
  CaitlinA.B1 | Mar 30, 2016 |
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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.
 
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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Rowling, J. K.primary 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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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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