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

by J.K. Rowling (Author), Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)

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.
Title:Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Authors:J.K. Rowling (Author)
Other authors:Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2004), 896 pages
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2003)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my least favorite book of the series. That doesn't make it a bad book, by any stretch of the imagination, but it's just not as fun to read as the others and doesn't really feel like it advances the story in any way. We all know Voldemort is back now--although the ministry denies it, which is interesting but stretches credulity somewhat. Other than that, not terribly much world-changing happens. We get a lot of angsty teenage Harry, a bit of Hogwarts dating life, and a frankly terrifying new Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers...

Specifically, teenage angsty Harry is thoroughly annoying. I get that teens are angsty and Harry in particular has more reason than most, but that doesn't make it any easier to read. Especially since it feels like such a drastic change from previous books.

After that, Umbridge. Perhaps I'm naive, but I cannot really imagine how just about anything she does could possibly fly. It makes one wonder exactly what the relationship between the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts actually is. Is it a state school or something more private? There are hints that there is a board in the Chamber of Secrets, where did they go in Order of the Phoenix? How can they get away with completely dismantling any autonomy that Hogwarts had? And as satisfying as it is handing her over to the centaurs, isn't that a potential death sentence? No one seems to care...

On the other hand, I really only had one real nitpick with the books (spoilers!):

In the big setpiece scene where Dumbledore goes on the run, the good guys modify another student's memory. How is that in any way okay? It's a very ends-justify-the-means sort of moment and I guess they could have just put her memories back after the moment, but no one even seems to think it a problem, since they're getting back at a turncoat and defying Umbridge at the same time, but still.

(Other small nitpick: Shouldn't Harry always have been able to see the Thestrals because of his parents?) ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you.

Wow. So this book took me way to long to finish this time around. I can't tell you how many times I've read it cause I've lost count. I just think that I wasn't really in the Harry Potter mood lately. Plus this book is not one of my favorite. Umbridge ruins it for me so much. The DA was the best part of the book. I cried of course. I always cry on books 4-7. Each one is harder than the last. ( )
  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
Each book is better than the one before it!!! ( )
  Jinjer | Jul 19, 2021 |
Hands down the best book in the series so far. Went through 30 hours of the audio book in what feels to me like 5 minutes. SO much detail... SO much going on... once again there were times to laugh and times to tear up... poor Harry has so much to deal with... And now I can't believe it's over. The good thing: there are two more books waiting for me. The bad: there are ONLY teo more books waiting for me. (three, if I count HP & The Cursed Child). ( )
  Heidi64 | Jul 18, 2021 |
Wonderful series. Always fun to read. ( )
  Conni_W | Jul 7, 2021 |
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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.
added by SnootyBaronet | editThe New York Times, A.S. Byatt
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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Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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