Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)
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This cloth-covered deluxe edition features full-color printed endpapers and a foil-stamped title on the spine, and comes complete with a full-color slipcase with matte lamination and foil-stamping. Best of all, the removable, suitable-for-framing book jacket is emblazoned with exclusive, original artwork (that's di
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This occasion reminds me a lot of one of my favorite books, Harry Potter and...more
She never seems to gain control of her writing, which spirals out into thousand-page doorstops filled with unimportant side characters and rambling plots. The story is moved along by arbitrary plot devices, often magic. Instead of using the magic to make her world seem more strange and wondrous, she uses it to cover up plot holes. Why write a consiste...more
This is my least favourite of the Harry Potter series, and almost borders on the "don't bother". It is saved only by the virtue that it is a Harry Potter book and moves the series along to the still yet unknown finale.
My issues with it:
- deals with complex social/political problems in a simplified, extreme, and dichotomous manner
- characterisations are too easy/lazy- all good or all bad (with the exception of Snape who's good/evil intentions are yet unknown), all courageous or cowardly,...more
This book isn’t really so much about Harry Potter, but about all the other...more
* Harry's outburst to his friends at No. 12 Grimmauld Place. A combination of frustration over being kept in the dark and fear that he will be expelled fuels much of Harry's anger, and it all comes out at once, directly aimed at Ron and Hermione. Rowling perfectly portrays Harry's frustration at being too old to shirk responsibility, but too young to be accepted as part of the fight that he knows is coming.
* Harry's detention with Professor Umbridge. Rowling shows her...more
At 870 pages, it is very laborious to get through this tome when every other sentence brings a new disaster/ problem for Harry. Drama is fine, but to this level at this length is just overdoing it. Starting with the dementor attack in the first few pages and continuing through Umbridge's evilness, a...more
Aaannyyywwayyyy, this book shot my expectations through the roof. It's like J.K. Rowling keeps getting better, but to do this she needs to smash my heart to pieces that get smaller with every book.
For example, right here she has created my #1 Most Hated Character Of All Time...more
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was deeply-moving, touching, and suprising with plenty of twists from beginning to end. It wasn't a suprise to me that every book I've read in HP series thus far, has made on my list of favorites. J.K Rowling keeps writing books that I've always wanted and look in a book. I don't know how she has done it, but it's a truly a gift.
In the 5th book, we get to see Harry has truly grown increasingly mature...more
I know some people who complained about Harry being so angry in this book, but I think he has the right to be. He’s traumatized over Voldemort’s return and Cedric’s death, very few people believe he’s telling the truth about Voldemort, and he’s being kept in the dark by the people he trusts and cares about. The formation of Dumbledore’s Army is enjoyable because it finally gives Harry a chance to take on a leadership role, and his fellow students get to learn...more
Several freinds of mine stopped reading here because they disliked the change in Harry's character. Actually, I found it realistic. He's a teenager! So one week you act like the adult you almost are and the next week you act like the kid you recently were! Aren't most teenagers like that?
I felt JKR also put a lot of needed infomration in this book. I have read some reviews that said it was...more
Harry whines incessantly throughout this...more
It was like this: somehow I had never got the chance to read the first four, but of course people had been talking about HP everywhere, and I was naturally very curious and decided to test the water. I reasoned: if it is as good as rumored, the middle of it is also good. Most unfortunately, that was when they had just published the translation of HP5, so the very first fantasy I read is the first chapter of HP5.
The end was shocking and enjoyable, indeed. Even though I knew what is going to happen already, since I've alr...more
*sigh* We got a bad one today, folks. I just don't mean bad, I mean really, really bad! I've often given many stars to horrible books, as long as I liked the characters, so it probably won't surprise you that I deduct from a rating when an MC annoys/pisses me off.
Luckily, that doesn't happen very often! Only a handful of times, really. Bella Swan, Luce Price, Laurel Sewell, Ever Bloom, Nora Gray, Bethany Church... but...more
A lot of things happen in this book. I mean A LOT! So much information is contained in these pages... and yet this is my least favorite book. I suppose it's because the story is now getting dark. So much for fun times. It has been a long time since I have read this book so I found some of the things missing from the movies cool. Like Gwap's story. In the book he seems WAY more dangerous then in the movie. I find in the book you actually feel bad for Lockha...more
Once again Rowling gives us a memorable character that we love to hate in Delores Umbridge, who happens to be one of my favorite thus far. Harry's never ending angst and teenage moodiness got a little old in this very long book, however, the development of the Weasley twins and their decision to leave Hogw...more
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