Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Well, here are just a few of the things on Harry's mind: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a venomous, disgruntled house-elf; Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team; the looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams--and, of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must Not-Be-Named. In his fifth year, Harry is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this--or perhaps because of it--he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2003.
ISBN: 9780545582971
9780439705905
9780439567626
9780439358071
9780439567619
9781439520024
9780439358064
Characteristics: xi, 870 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Order of the Phoenix
Summary: There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Well, here are just a few of the things on Harry's mind: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a venomous, disgruntled house-elf; Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team; the looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams--and, of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must Not-Be-Named. In his fifth year, Harry is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this--or perhaps because of it--he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
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Reading Program: Accelerated Reader 7.2 44.0 69785.

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mitchelclay
Apr 24, 2018

Note - I am reading the Harry Potter books for the first time. Any expressions or opinions are brought to the table as someone who has little prior knowledge..

J.K. Rowling gets so much right in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." The suspense and intrigue of Harry and the Department of Mystery keeps the plot moving. The maliciousness of Dolores Umbridge (a perfectly crafted villain in my personal opinion) gives a great character for the reader to love to hate. The stress between Ron, Hermione, and Harry feels real and tangible. The "B" line stories of what the Order of the Phoenix and what they're up to underpins it all so well. Simply put, this is my favorite Potter book so far.

It's not a perfect book, though. Harry's growing teenage angst is grinding all throughout. Given, I'm pretty sure that's the point. But, in some ways, it was pretty hard to root for Harry in this book. What happened between he and Cho felt forced. There were a few other things along the way, but nothing huge.

This is where I stand - As these books become longer and longer, they are harder to get through. "Goblet of Fire" is my case in point (I ranked it 3.5 stars). This book rectifies many of the problems that I had with the previous book. It had constant momentum. It had intrigue that made you want to stick with it.

I'm super glad that I read this through. It gives me a lot of hope for the next one! Onward to "Half-Blood Prince"

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noreenharvey
Mar 16, 2018

Be careful when reading these reviews as many of them were written by children and are littered with spoilers.

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vanessadpt
Mar 13, 2018

i loved this book its really sad when sirius dies

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EmilyBueckert
Dec 27, 2017

There are some villains that you just can't hate and then there's Umbridge.

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Drey101
Aug 27, 2017

HATED UMBRIGE!! Loved how that went behind her back! GO D.A!

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 24, 2017

Longest book; shortest movie.

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Allison5560
Aug 02, 2017

The book has some pretty nasty people in it. Because of some certain high inquisitor, along with Mr. He Who Must Not Be Named. My absolute favourite out of the whole series, even though it's very heartbreaking to see Sirius go.

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Nicholaspeng
Jul 31, 2017

My favourite Harry Potter book of the series.
And I wanted to strangle Umbridge.

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Captain__Kirk
Jul 19, 2017

This was not my favourite Harry Potter book of the series, but it is still a really good book. I would definitely recommend it.

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karenk123
Jul 05, 2017

You MUST read this!!!!!!!!

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Nov 21, 2017

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Jul 12, 2017

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Jun 11, 2017

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yellow_giraffe_402
Aug 02, 2016

yellow_giraffe_402 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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orange_eagle_377
May 27, 2016

orange_eagle_377 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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Scarbo_Chan
May 03, 2016

Scarbo_Chan thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 50

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EmilyBueckert
Dec 27, 2017

Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, “it unscrews the other way.”

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EmilyBueckert
Dec 27, 2017

Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, “it unscrews the other way.”

violet_pony_296 Jun 04, 2017

That's what they should teach us," how girls brains work" it would be more useful than divination anyway!
-Harry

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wings_of_fire
May 28, 2017

Umbridge itis

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wings_of_fire
Apr 22, 2017

'Dumbledore's Army, Cornelius,' said Dumbledore, still smiling as he waved the list of names before Fudge's face. 'Not Potter's Army. Dumbledore's Army.'

'But--but--'

Understanding blazed suddenly in Fudge's face. He took a horrified step backwards, yelped, and jumped out of the fire again.

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Shadow_Blade
Apr 22, 2017

"Why do you call Voldemort the Dark Lord? I've only ever heard Death Eaters call him that."

- Harry (to Snape)

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Shadow_Blade
Apr 22, 2017

"The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter- or at least, most minds are."

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amyihickman
Mar 28, 2017

"You're just as sane as I am".
-Luna Lovegood

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orange_eagle_377
May 27, 2016

"help will be always be given at Hogwarts to those who asked for it" Professor Albus Brian Percival Wulfric Dumbledore

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Jo_Hermione
Apr 25, 2015

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.”
-Hermione Granger

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: there may be some scary and/or suspensfull parts where you don't know if Potter will live or die.....pretty good really

penguinfami1 Aug 08, 2014

Other: this book will absorb you too good

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ArtyPotter12
Jan 09, 2014

Other: This book maybe too good for young readers

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Campbell
Aug 24, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Harry Potter is spending another horrible summer with his dreadful Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon when a group of evil spirits called Dementors stage an unexpected attack on Harry and his cousin Dudley. After he uses magic to defend himself and Dudley, an act that later gets Harry expelled from Hogwarts, he is visited by a group of wizards and Madeye Moody and the is whisked off to number 12, Grimmauld Place, London. Number 12 is the home of Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, and the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. The Order is a group of witches and wizards, led by Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, dedicated to fighting the evil Lord Voldemort and his followers. The Order is forced to operate in secrecy, outside of the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Magic, which is headed by the dense and corrupt Cornelius Fudge. Fudge refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned. Harry, who witnessed Voldemort's return the previous June and was tortured and nearly murdered by him, is suffering from nightmares about what has happened to him. He is also angry with those he is close to, especially Ron and Hermione. Harry used magic to fight off the dementors, and since underage wizards are not permitted to use their wands outside of school, he must face a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry. With Dumbledore's help, Harry is cleared by the Wizengamot and permitted to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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