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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)

by J. K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (5)

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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.
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  Nexus_DC | May 21, 2023 |
AKA the book where Harry gets very angry. That said, Harry's anger is incredibly realistic and well written. Still a good read, even if the fact that the whole plot revolves around lack of communication frustrates me ( )
  MandyPS | May 13, 2023 |
I do remember this book being the point where my memory the plot starts to fade and my dislike of Harry really beings to grow! This one was more difficult to get through. The end section in the Ministry is brilliant but so much before that feels stretched out and bloated.

Harry is very whiny, shouty and despite his protestations to the contrary I really feel like his arrogance goes up a notch in this one. You're a teenager.. listen to the grown ups who know what they are talking about, and many of whom have lived through similar events before! Stop being a baby. (Also applies to Sirius.. who is a grown man). I guess his hormones have kicked in. From what I've seen working in schools, teenage boys do turn into real monsters at about 15. And then at the end he has Dumbledore apologising to him for his own stupid behaviour?! OK yes Dumbledore has done some questionable things.. but still. This annoyed me.

I'm not even going to go into his treatment of poor Cho. I mean.. ???!?!?!?!?!?

This is the book where we get real confirmation about what a horrible, horrible boy James Potter was (I find it hard to believe he grew out it entirely).. and lots of adults make feeble half-excuses for some revolting bullying. Poor Snape. Oh yeah and Harry poking his wand into Snape's most private memories?!?! Talk about a huge invasion of privacy. Why did nobody call him out on how incredibly NOT COOL that was?!

As much as this enrages me, I do love that Rowling chose to do this with James character rather than make him this perfect hero which would have been such a boring cliche.

I was gripped by the whole Ministry of Magic section; it's thrilling to get some real magic duelling going on, and Dumbledore doing awesome magic! The only negative is that because Sirius was a petulant whiny baby in this book his death really didn't have an impact on me.. plus it started off another bout of Harry's SHOUTING IN CAPITALS which annoys me to my very core!

And how the hell is Harry forget all about that parcel Sirius gave him with the mirror in it?! All those missions to sneak into Umbridges office and he knew he had something that'd help him speak to Sirius that entire time?! I really hate it when books do this..

On the plus side Ginny is really starting to come through and shine her awesomeness. I love her complete no-nonsense attitude and the way she deals with boys! Neville is also getting his confidence; and Hermione also does her best to call Harry out on his shit, and be the voice of reason. I love how rebellious she gets over Umbridge. Oh and Umbridge.. I think I find her actually more chilling than Voldemort.. *shudder*

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  ImagineAlice | May 8, 2023 |
Gosh, Harry is really quite insufferable throughout the majority of this book. (July 2014) ( )
  muffinbutt1027 | Apr 26, 2023 |
4.6 ( )
  NicolasHoyle | Apr 23, 2023 |
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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,
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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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.

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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!
Evil just got a
makeover. Pink has never
been so menacing.

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