Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
Published by Scholastic Inc. on June 21st, 2003
Genre(s): Fantasy, Middle Grade
Page Count: 870

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Pottter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a big surprise on the Gryffindor Quidditch team; and the looming terror of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. But all these things pale next to the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named---a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwarts can stop.

As the grasp of darkness tightens, Harry must discover the true depth and strength of his friends, the importance of boundless loyalty, and the shocking price of unbearable sacrifice.

His fate depends on them all.

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I enjoyed:

  • The twins. I loved them in this book. They are freaking amazing. I love how they make their exit. It really made this book for me. 
  • I love that we can see more of what the Order is about and what they're trying to do. I love everyone in the Order. Except Sirius and Snape.
  • This book had the most "action" in it. More Deatheaters. More Voldemort. More deception. I freaking really loved that.
  • Dumbledore's Army. I love the organization that our favorite trio makes. I love that they teach others how to defend themselves. 
I didn't enjoy:
  • There's honestly so much of this book I didn't like. This is my least favorite Harry Potter book. 
  • Umbridge. I just really freaking hate her character. I know we're not supposed to like her. We're not supposed to like Voldemort either, but for some reason I do.
  • Sirius. I just really dislike him. As I stated in previous reviews, I do not think he's a good father figure for anyone. Especially someone like Harry who seems to always get himself into trouble.
  • I hate the relationship between Harry and Cho. I hate how forced it feels. I hate that Rowling made boys so freaking oblivious. 
Overall thoughts:

Nothing will change my mind about this book. It's the worst Harry Potter book. A lot of this book feels forced. To me, this is a filler book. An extra book to kill off an another character. 

4/5 Stars

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