Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Book - 2003
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Harry Potter, now a fifth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, struggles with a threatening teacher, problematic house elf, the dread of upcoming final exams, and haunting dreams that hint toward his mysterious past.
Publisher: Scholastic, c2003
ISBN: 0439358060
Branch Call Number: JSF Rowl
Characteristics: 870 p


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Nov 01, 2018

I didn’t expect the Order of the Phoenix to be as exciting as it was, considering its length of 800 pages, but I was surprised. I was able to get through Order of the Phoenix pretty fast and found that there was always something happening and there was never a dull part in the story. This book, in my opinion, was one of the first installment in the Harry Potter series to contain more death and have a darker feel to it. I find it very easy to fall in love with the Harry Potter series and all of its characters, and I think most people who read it will think the same way. I give this book a rating of 9/10 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the other books.
@bookaholic of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 12, 2018

Another amazing book in the Harry Potter series that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. when Harry Potter starts seeing "visions" of Lord Voldemort in his dreams he finds out what Voldemort is up to and its up to him and his friends to stop the powerful dark lord.

Jul 23, 2018

great book

Jul 18, 2018

HAPPY WITH WHAT HAPPEND TO UMBRIDG. BAD UMBRIDG GO D.A.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 28, 2018

This book was very action - packed when Harry was in the Department of Mysteries and the events made my brain extremely nervous in a good. Which is why it makes no sense to give this book less than five stars

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"

Mar 16, 2018

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

Mar 13, 2018

i loved this book its really sad when sirius dies

Dec 29, 2017

Not to be missed!
Jim Dale creates a superb narration for this magnificent series.
The Order of the Phoenix is the fifth in this seven-part saga,
the first British fantasy novel ever to compare with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
This series has single-handedly restored the value of reading
to an entire generation of young people,
for which the author has been quite properly awarded both
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
and The Order of the Companions of Honour.
And speaking of things British,
the UK audiobook is read by Stephen Fry
and is equally as engaging and entertaining as Jim Dale’s version.
Highly recommended.

Dec 27, 2017

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

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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.”

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!

May 28, 2017

Umbridge itis

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.'


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

Apr 22, 2017

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

- Harry (to Snape)

Apr 22, 2017

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

Mar 28, 2017

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

May 27, 2016

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

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

Jan 09, 2014

Other: This book maybe too good for young readers

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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