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The fifth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series follows the darkest year yet for our young wizard, who finds himself knocked down a peg or three after the events of last year. Somehow, over the summer, gossip (usually traced back to the magic world's newspaper, the Daily Prophet) has turned Harry's tragic and heroic encounter with Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament into an excuse to ridicule and discount the teen. Even Professor Dumbledore, headmaster of the school, has come under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic, which refuses to officially acknowledge the terrifying truth that Voldemort is back. Enter a particularly loathsome new character: the toadlike and simpering ("hem, hem") Dolores Umbridge, senior undersecretary to the Minister of Magic, who takes over the vacant position of Defense Against Dark Arts teacher--and in no time manages to become the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, as well. Life isn't getting any easier for Harry Potter. With an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations (O.W.Ls), devastating changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team lineup, vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors, and increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar, Harry's resilience is sorely tested.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, more than any of the four previous novels in the series, is a coming-of-age story. Harry faces the thorny transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Gone is the wide-eyed innocent, the whiz kid of Sorcerer's Stone. Here we have an adolescent who's sometimes sullen, often confused (especially about girls), and always self-questioning. Confronting death again, as well as a startling prophecy, Harry ends his year at Hogwarts exhausted and pensive. Readers, on the other hand, will be energized as they enter yet again the long waiting period for the next title in the marvelous, magical series. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
I finished reading this book in three days because I could not put it down.
The tone was much darker than in the previous books, but like with all of JK Rowling's books this was a book where I had to just keep turning the pages.
This book balances everything I love in a great story: action, plot, romance, and great characters.
Wonderful character and plot development. Unexpected twists. Good vs evil at its best Rowling continues to tie in the details from prior books amazingly wellPublished 1 hour ago by M. Bryan Newman
Sadly the film does not do the book justice again. Great story, tense undertone with umbridges sadustic reign at hogwarts.Published 1 day ago by Gordon Milne
excellent pacing and all. J.K Rowling certainly knows how to work her magic. Can't write much more cause I hate spoilers.Published 1 day ago by Zach H.
Harry is struggling, Dumbledore is ignoring him, Voldermort is taking over his mind it all ends in an exciting battle at the ministry of magic.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is about my favorite book so far. I was very angry about Dumbledore ignoring Harry like that, but I understood at the end. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Joe Breezy
the book was awesome although i hated that serious died™:(:
but the rest was great especially when he and hermione took umbridge to the forbidden forest
Bought this for my son and he loves them and so does his mother.Published 7 days ago by James E. Lightner
Good price and fast shipment but many of the pages aren't readable. They are all black which is pretty frustrating for a child to read through.Published 7 days ago by Amy