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Review: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix

24120668Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…

Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.

So upon re reading this whole series, I realized I don’t like Order of the Phoenix as much as I thought I did. And I like The Goblet of Fire more than Order of The Phoenix. Which is a new development. I loved this book, but I ABSOLUTELY HATE UMBRIDGE. And she just overtakes the book for so long that it always makes me want to tear out every page that has a mention of her name (but I’d never do that of course). But I think that J.K. Rowling did an amazing job with this fifth book.

I love all the backstory, like Sirius’ family, and you also see a TON of stuff that isn’t in the movies *ahem* St. Mungo’s! I loved getting to see what happened to Lockhart and finally getting to see Neville’s parents again (from the last time I’ve read the series). It really hit me seeing Alice trying to interact with Neville and basically interacting with him like he was still a child giving him candy.

And the fact that everyone who was kind of in the back of everything just turned into bad asses is AMAZING. I love that Neville goes complete bad ass and so does Ginny (congrats on seeker Ginny!) I really love that everyone is just turning into their own person and just want to help.

ALSO, Love love LOVED seeing so many magical creatures! The Nargals and the Centaurs gah they were so amazing. ย And that last scene with the death eaters and how Neville completely kicks so much ass. And how he could’ve potentially been the “chosen one” gah. He’s such a great character. I also liked everything about occlumency, and how you see into who Harry’s parents were and what it was like being Snape back in the day (poor thing!) I honestly felt like I was reading this book for the first time.

I loved every moment of it though.





  • Trisha Ann

    I love your honest review! I think book 4 is indeed better than 5 too cos it’s more packed with action. I liked book 5 though because Sirius and Harry had more time to be together here than the rest of the other books :)

  • iloveheartlandx

    Nice review. I was never all that keen on The Order of The Phoenix, it felt too long and I kind of struggled to get through it, but I’d probably put that down to the same thing as you, I absolutely hated Umbridge because there were some good bits in the book as well ( I feel like they kind of left most of the good bits out of the movie!).

  • Stephanie

    Thanks! I think the whole Umbridge issue is what a lot of people came into when reading this book. And it’s a very big “angst” book, especially since they’re like 14 which is understandable, but I agree, they left the good bits out. Like when Albus tells Harry how his Aunt Petunia knew all along about how she was saving his life from Voldemort etc. I was like YEAH! BAD ASS AUNT PETUNIA! and you NEVER see that side of her.

  • Stephanie

    Thanks! Agreed! I loved that 4 was so action packed. But I also did enjoy seeing Sirius and Harry together. Although I think Dumbledore is given a little less credit where credit is due in the “father like” role. He does a lot of mentoring for Harry and I feel like it kind of goes unnoticed.

  • Trisha Ann

    Oh yeah. I hate the movies for ruining Dumbledore’s character making him grumpy and so principal-like. He’s so fatherly and lovable in the books :)

  • maniacwithbooks

    Harry Potter is life!

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