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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'm absolutely I move with this Seri s and other can't wait to read the sixth book. These books go with me everywhere and as soon as I have a chance Ill read them!Published 1 hour ago by Kindle Customer
I dont like so much this book, becouse i think that with this book the autor dont have a lot of imagination, but the book its not really horriblePublished 13 hours ago by calven harres
It was just another great book going along in the series! Very entertaining!Published 1 day ago by Patsy Griffith
I am very upset with the turn out of this book. When I read it i'm going to be afraid that it's going to fall apart because it already is. Read morePublished 2 days ago by hailey
I enjoyed but not as thrilling as first three books in series. Definitely a good read!Published 3 days ago by Sharon
Filled will meaning, morality, and love. Harry Potter teaches us many valuable lessons which we would do good not to forget anytime soon.Published 6 days ago by Matt S.