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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (original 2003; edition 2004)

by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

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Title:Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2004), Paperback, 870 pages
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Tags:Fantasy, Magic

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)


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The power of words! Even though this was a "re-read," I could not believe how much the author's words made me once again hate Dolores Umbridge. I knew she would be vanquished in the end, but nonetheless, I could feel my blood pressure rising every time she did something to Harry. How can mere words on paper cause such a powerful emotional reaction? ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
"Never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own..."

Phineas Nigellis is my favorite character in this one, and the above quote pretty much says it all for this novel. LOVED it. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
This is the second time I've read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but the first since finishing Deathly Hallows and first time reading it critically. I've tailored this review in the following in mind: the intended audience for the book (much younger than myself) and its place in the series.

"Order of the Phoenix" is the longest book of the series and Rowlings continued expounding upon numerous details and backstory that had started in “Goblet of Fire”. With maturing plot and content Rowlings continued her brilliant wording which allowed her to give various their due. The use of propaganda by government through both overt and subversive is one of the central themes of the book, notably connected to one of the most loathed characters of the entire series, Dolores Umbridge. Beyond following Harry’s ‘worst’ year at Hogwarts while dealing with not being believed about Voldemort's return and then wondering why Dumbledore doesn’t want to deal with him. Rowlings continued to develop her established characters through experiences and attempted teenage relationships that both added to and (unfortunately) took away from the whole narrative.

"Order of the Phoenix" sees the next phase of the series’ overall story as the Wizarding World must be convinced that Voldemort had returned and preparations must be made to counter his attempt to take power. The transition the “lightness” of the series to darker themes is really pushed to the forefront from and unexpected source, the Ministry of Magic. The Ministry, really Cornelius Fudge, along with the Daily Prophet attacks the creditability of Dumbledore and Harry to the Wizarding World at large then in Hogwarts itself. Harry’s time in Muggle world grows shorter to allow him to be immersed in a now somewhat hostile darkening Wizarding that he can’t believe that Voldemort hasn’t returned. Important characters, important magical objects, and other important facts are sprinkled into the narrative even before Harry's return to Hogwarts but the astute reader will notice their importance as events unfold though unfortunately plot hole resolutions are less satisfyingly written than in previous volumes. The “innocence” of the previous books is completely gone and situations that occur were eerily repeated years later in the real world in a fashion. "Order of the Phoenix" is where Harry’s story darkness as Voldemort shadows his thoughts (literally) while dealing with classwork that effect his future and teenage hormones and attempting to find some good in his life. However Harry’s anger that lasts throughout the book does become a bit much, even though it seems to start out as a possible symptom to PTSD, does get a bit much and in the end seems to just be a plot device that places a part in the Department of Mysteries plot.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the first truly thoroughly “dark” book of the series, though it is just a shadow of how dark the series will become while telegraphing future events. Rowlings continued to keep the pace of the book going even as she expanded on several story arcs of various characters and added the normal teenage social travails that finally showed up, though somewhat a little late. Unlike “Goblet of Fire”, Rowlings took her time to add these new additions to create a better reading experience making this slightly better than. While the longest of the series and have elements that are a bit tiring, “Order of the Phoenix” is a good read. ( )
  mattries37315 | Jul 15, 2015 |
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 |
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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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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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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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