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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 (2003)

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This one took me a while, not because of the size of it, but because of how hard it is to go through all of the emotions portrayed in this book.
This is my 2nd time reading the series (I read it for the first time almost exactly a year ago) and I was surprised at how fresh it felt. I wasn't feeling like "hey I read this before,I know what's going to happen" , but instead I relived all of the emotions as they were new.

- I am not even going to explain how much I hate Umbridge. I know we all do. I will say that it is terrifying though, how much a person with government power can do, and how helpless everybody else can be. Talking about government and politics, I have to say that I love how books grew with the audience. 1st book was quite light and easy to access for the middle grade reader, and now book 5 carries messages that are better understood by an older audience.

- The true evil in this book (for me at least) was not Voldemort, but the Ministry. Because wizards are a figment of imagination, but people like Fudge and Umbridge are very much real.

- Harry was very hard to read in this book. Because he portrayed every single emotion all of us felt at least once in our life. Jealousy of your friends (that one was so relatable it hurt), betrayal, pain, rage, loss, confusion, guilt and many, many more.

- Bullying is always present in J.K. Rowling's books, but in this book it was especially painful. I was enraged to see Hermione (and the whole lot of them) call Luna "loony" behind her back.

- When Harry reads the message on the back of the mirror that Sirius gave him...That scene broke the last piece of my heart that was still intact. If only Harry wasn't so proud and stubborn and opened his present from Sirius, he could have contacted him so much easier. It's amazing how such a little detail could be so monumental in a book.

- At this point the story is so vast and complicated, I don't know how Rowling kept it all organized. Her drafts must have been crazy! Or maybe neatly organized and labeled as Hermione's would. ( )
  bookandsword | Feb 20, 2017 |
This is the first time I'd actually finished because I found it hard to get through past 300 pages, but I managed to finish it today. It's so great and frustrating and sad. Of course it's another great installment in the HP series, but I didn't expect less than the best from JK Rowling. It's frustraing because Harry's all angsty and pissy and he's screaming at his friends and I wanted to both shake Harry for yelling at people who were only trying to help him and yet at the same time hug him because it's not his fault he's had bad things happen to him in fourteen years. The book is sad because Sirius dies and I love Sirius, and Harry's trying to reach Sirius with his two-way mirror and failing and then asking Nearly Headless Nick if Sirius would become a ghost like Nick is so heartbreaking. Poor Harry. He not only had to lose his godfather (who he only knew was his godfather for about two years), but he watched it happen. Kid needs wizard therapy.

All in all, this is a great book and I cannot wait to read Half-Blood Prince. ( )
  kyndyleizabella | Jan 23, 2017 |
Why was is sooooo long? It was a good book but for what it was I think it should have been 300 pages shorter. But then again J.K can really write and her diverse characters saved this. R.I.P Professor Snape, you will be thoroughly missed. Will always be one of my favs in this epic series. ( )
  Shelby-Lamb-Author | Jan 17, 2017 |
Always a good time reading Rowling to the kids, but this is my least favorite of the books. Harry in his moody, emo phase. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is about a boy who lives in a world full of magic, that regular humans (A.K.A:muggles) don't know about. Lord Voldemort has risen once again is gathering his death eaters. Harry Potter figures out that there is a special order to rebel against Voldemort and his death eaters called the order of the phoenix. Once again it is time for Harry to go back to Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. As always, something bad happens at Hogwarts with Harry. He starts to have visions of Voldemort. when brought to Dumbledore's attention, he thinks that the famous mark that Harry has is a sort link between Harry and Voldemort's minds. when he has a bad dream of his godfather, Sirius Black being killed by Voldemort, he rushes to his aid. Little does harry know, Voldemort discovered the link and planted the memory into Harry's mind. As death eaters show up, it seems Harry and his friends are doomed. but the order of the phoenix show up to save the day. Harry grabs prophecy about him and Voldemort on the way. it tells of a battle between the 2. one will have to die, and the other will come out on top.
This is the 5th book in the series, and it is still full of adventure. i have read the other 4 books, all of which are just as good.this book is scary and exciting. the author J.K Rowling is amazing and writes well. the vocabulary is big, but nice enough to still be able to read. I am craving to read the next book and am sure it will be good. I gave this book 5 stars and would highly-recommend it. ( )
  MasonB.G1 | Jan 6, 2017 |
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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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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
Haiku summary
New teacher is a
psychopath. Don’t believe me?
Then talk to the hand!
Evil just got a
makeover. Pink has never
been so menacing.

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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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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