Harry 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. 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.