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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:Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Press (2003), Edition: Stated First American Edition, Hardcover
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)


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Wonderful. ( )
  alchemist123 | Feb 10, 2016 |
This book contains the only chapter that I usually skip on re-reads: Hagrid's Tale. Other than that, this book is absolutely fantastic.

A few things that stood out to me this time:

1. JRK uses a lot of adverbs, particularly with the dialogue. At first this annoyed me—how many times have I heard people say that excessive adverb use is a sign of an inexperienced writer?—but I've since concluded that it's a brilliantly subtle way of characterizing the characters. For instance, Mr. Weasley says things cheerfully, Neville says things quietly, Lupin says things pleasantly, Dumbledore says things calmly, Harry says things angrily, Percy says things pompously. I don't think I would know these characters so well if JKR didn't always describe how they say things.

2. The mirror Sirius gives Harry is one of those details I usually manage to forget between reads. I simply can't handle thinking about how different the book would have been if Harry had just opened the stupid gift when Sirius gave it to him. I'm happier just forgetting about it.

3. Fred and George are my heroes. Not just for the obvious reasons, but because they are so genuine with Harry. They're not afraid to make fun of him when he's angry and they joke about the crazy theories people associate with Harry. They are true friends to Harry, more so, in some ways, than Ron and Hermione.

4. I knew there was a reason I loved McGonagall. I cannot contain my laughter every time I read about how to ignores Umbridge or encourages Peeves to make her life miserable. So much awesome.

5. This book gives me a headache. Too much emotion at the end. I almost couldn't bring myself to finish it. It's so unfair that Sirius died.

6. I hate to say it, but Umbridge managed to teach Harry something that no one else managed: How to control his temper (somewhat). She's still an evil old toad though.

7. Riding an invisible horse miles above the ground at breakneck speed would be absolutely terrifying. That would scare me more than the giant spiders, dementors, and everything else in these books. I really wish we could have seen Ron run into an invisible horse and fall over in the movie though. ( )
  AngelClaw | Feb 8, 2016 |
Read for the fifth or sixth time. This one kills me. It's probably my favorite of the movies, because I think it does the best job capturing the feel of the book, and it's such a suspenseful part of the story. And of course, Fred and George's big scene is legendary, another one of my favorites.

One downside: As proud as we are of great women in this series, there's actually quite a lot of subtle sexism, and I think this book is where you see it the most. Every few pages toward the beginning of the book it's "that Grubbly-Plank woman" this or "that Umbridge woman" that, and let's be honest, people just don't ever talk about men that way (and it's certainly never a positive thing). Plus it's always Hermione or the other girls screaming, covering their mouths, clutching someone's (a boy's) arm, gasping, etc., and there's plenty of that in this book too, while I guess we're supposed to assume that the boys are all stoic and brave. Anyway, I was just aware of it, and it was a tiny little disturbance in my enjoyment.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Amazing, as always. All the feels. ( )
  RenaeMcBrian | Jan 31, 2016 |
Amazing, as always. All the feels. ( )
  RenaeMcBrian | Jan 31, 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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To Neil, Jessica, and David,
who make my world magical.
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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.
'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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