Sunday, September 11, 2011
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Review]
#5 in HP series
Published 1 July 2003
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermoine 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...
I responded to two emails today saying this is the book I love to hate and hate to love. Or something like that. It's the longest of all the books in the series and probably the first book I had ever read that made me cry. (SPOILERS BELOW)
Things I hate about this book:
-Harry's attitude when he first gets to Grimmauld Place
-Harry's attitude when he doesn't get to be a prefect
-Quidditch - losing the Beaters AND the Seeker - lame!
-Filch (and why would Umbridge like a Squib?)
-The Cho-Harry relationship
-Harry's attitude at various other times like when Hermione says he is into saving people and when Dumbledore confronts him after being at the MoM.
-Grawp (as well as the other giants)
Things I love about this book:
-Fred & George's antics from beginning to end
-O.W.L.S - that may make me a nerd but I loved hearing about the school part of Hogwarts
-Dumbledore's boss exit out of Hogwarts
-Fred & George's boss exit out of Hogwarts
-Epic fight between Dumbledore and Voldemort
-Malfoy in Azkaban
Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson [here]
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (HP #6) by JK Rowling