{Effie Mini-Reviews} Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Posted August 23, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Mini-Reviews} Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #5
Published on June 21st, 2003
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

As Harry enters his fifth year at wizard school, it seems the bonds "of friendship and trust" have never been more sorely tested. Lord Voldemort's rise has opened a rift in the wizarding world between those who believe the truth about his return, and those who prefer to believe it's all madness and lies -- just more trouble from Harry Potter.

Add this to a host of other worries for Harry...
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
And of course, what every student dreads: end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams

...and you'd know what Harry faces during the day. But at night it's even worse, because then he dreams of a single door in a silent corridor. And this door is somehow more terrifying than every other nightmare combined.

In the richest installment of J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter confronts 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) Harry finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty and unbearable sacrifice.

Though thick runs the plot (as well as the spine), readers will race through these pages, and leave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.

This brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure begins with the words:

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.....The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four.

Later in the novel, J. K. Rowling writes:

Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. "It is time," he said, "for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is over 255,000 words compared to over 191,000 words in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The new book is 38 chapters long, one more than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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.

5 Stars

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my least favourite book, for one childish reason only … the death of Sirius Black.

Yes, I am still a Sirius Black fan and Rowling killing him, is one thing I’ll never forgive her for doing. Not withstanding that the book is simply amazing. Our Golden Trio is growing even faster than I ever thought, although Harry did get on my nerves sometimes because of his foul temper all the time and yet I could understand why he acted the way he does, doesn’t mean it was less annoying though.

As for the rest, well the writing was superb, the descriptions of the Ministry of Magic and other things were as amazing as Always, and Harry first kiss with Cho Chang was cute.

Again another 5 stars for this series that stole my heart from book 1.

Effie

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