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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

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It's official: the evil Lord Voldemort has returned. His influence is suddenly everywhere in the Wizarding world, and his former allies, the Death Eaters, are returning to his side in droves. In response, the Order of the Phoenix, which worked to stop him during his last rise to power, has reconvened. This time, all of the adults Harry trusts have joined in. And even ...more
Hardcover, First American Edition, 896 pages
Published June 21st 2003 by Scholastic Inc.
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Sasha Alsberg
Dec 19, 2015 Sasha Alsberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book with tears in my eyes and laughter on my lips.
Just wow, excellent book!
Regan
Oct 12, 2016 Regan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(obviously a reread) *cries*
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]


Interview with JK Rowling...
Stephen Fry: Can we settle an important question?

JK Rowling: Yes.

Stephen Fry: How do you pronounce your last name?

JK Rowling: It is Row-ling. As in rolling pin.

Stephen Fry: So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name “Rohw-ling”, you have my permission to hit them over the head with — not with Order of the Phoenix, that would be cruel. Something smaller, like a fridge.
Jessika
Jan 11, 2014 Jessika rated it it was amazing
I cried like a little baby. J.K. Rowling really starts taking the series down a darker road in this book. She is so talented at character development, and it really shines in this book. Here, Harry is 15 years old, and for most of the book, he's whiny and self-centered, just like a typical teenager. I also adore Dumbledore's role in this book--his conversation at the end with Harry put me to tears. Rowling did an amazing job with the character of Umbridge...never have I hated a fictional ...more
Navessa
Mar 19, 2016 Navessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Seriously, don't read this review if you haven't read the books.

The biggest compliment I can think to give an 870 page book is that I wish it had been longer. I wish this had been longer.

This book has always been my favorite in the series. Up until it, Harry’s story had been filled with light. Sure, there were some tough parts earlier on, and while it's true that some darkness crept into the ending of the previous installment, for the most part, that was a pretty happy book compared to this. R
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Raeleen Lemay
Dec 14, 2014 Raeleen Lemay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To You

ok. I will start by saying that this is one of my least favorite books in the series, and that isn't because it's bad, BECAUSE IT IS DEFINITELY NOT. It's mainly due to the fact that I hate Umbridge more than words can translate, and having to read about her so much just infuriates me, rather than giving me warm fuzzies the entire time I'm reading.

That being said, here are some of my thoughts on the book:

-mention of Regulus Black near the beginni
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Kassidy
Oct 12, 2016 Kassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SO many feels!!!
I really love this book. The plot and world gets so complex, and I'm very happy to get answers and explanations at the end!
This one was a crazy, scary, and ... frustrating.. (Umbridge) ride, but still so fun.
Inge
Dear Dolores Umbridge,

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Nour Sharif
Mar 27, 2015 Nour Sharif rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, 2013, english
Edit #3: 27/3/2015
I am still getting positive feedback over this and every time I read what you guys and girls have told me, my heart swells.
Gosh, I am so proud of this review.

Edit #2: 25\7\2014
So I came across this article today, and for some reason, it made me happy!! I feel evil *evil laugh*
http://mea-news.net/en/index.php/2014...

Edit #1: 8\3\2014
It has been four months that I posted this review. And so far I have received great feedback. Thank you everyone for yo#ur support ^^
Rememb
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Manny
Aug 12, 2011 Manny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

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Annie
Dec 30, 2013 Annie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tried and true Harry Potter fans
hrrmmpp.
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,
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Aj the Ravenous Reader


I know I overwhelmed Goodreads with my abundant reviews this week but I promise this is the last I’ll post until I finish Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which will probably take a week. Lol.

The following is mostly rubbish because I was dreadfully ill when I read the fifth Harry Potter book (my faithful, loyal companion while my own respiratory tract conspired against me.) Merlin’s Beard! What has happened to my English? It has fully converted to British. Bloody brilliant! My husband will
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Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
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Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.


Rating:

I feel like I'm going to get attacked for only rating a Harry Potter book 3.75 stars but Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is probably my LEAST favorite of the series thus far. It went by so slow and I felt like too much went on but at the same time nothing really happened. This book could've easily been made at least 200 pages shorter if J.K. Rowling got rid of all the pointless
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P
Oct 12, 2016 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure.”



Reread - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix always gives me a challenge whenever I start reading. It's 870 pages for US edition and 1000+ pages for Thai edition. The book starts off with a summer when Harry banters with Dudley, and there comes the Dementors. So Harry has to use his magic to expel those nasty things. He never knows before his act will bring him to M.o.M. In the beginning, J.K. Rowling used the first few chapters to intro
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Councillor
A lot of people consider The Order of the Phoenix to be the weakest book in the entire Harry Potter series. I haven't read the last two installments yet, but from what I have read so far ... this one was my favorite. I enjoyed two other books in the series more than this one (The Sorcerer's Stone and The Goblet of Fire), but enjoyment is not necessarily the only aspect allowing a book to turn into a favorite.

Let's go on the dark side here. While the previous books were still light-hearted in the
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Juliana Zapata
Jun 30, 2015 Juliana Zapata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Maravilloso, increíble!! Este libro me dejó destrozada, con los ojos hinchados de llorar y con el corazón en pedacitos.

La historia y los personajes han madurado mucho, el libro tiene un ritmo perfecto y es una ruleta rusa de emociones. Hay nuevos misterios y nuevos descubrimientos, amé este libro como he amado a los demás de la saga.

Odie con mi alma a Dolores Umbridge

Reseña Completa: http://bastvilard.blogspot.com/2015/0...
(9 3/4) Gerasimos
Harry Potter changed my life. If I hadn’t read Harry Potter when I did I would not be the same person today. What I am today, in a part is due to Harry. I cannot really say enough to make you understand how much Harry Potter means to me.


The copy I own is not signed by J. K. Rowling but it is signed by Daniel Radcliffe!

Cait (Paper Fury)
AHHHH I AM FINALLY FINISHD. *collapses in a puddle* Peoples, I usually read a book in a day, two days if it's big, three if it's super huge. THIS BOOK TOOK ME FOREVER. I know there a lot of super-keen Potter fans out there, so, um, you may not want to read this review. But! But! WAIT! The biggest thing you need to know is: I seriously love this series. I do. It's so detailed and thorough and interesting and I totally see why it's captured the world in it's wizarding claws. BUT. I didn't grow up ...more
Darth J
Mar 11, 2015 Darth J rated it it was amazing

Instead of a review, I’m just going to share my memories of this book. Back when this came out was the high time of midnight bookstore release parties. Yes, I did go to one and no, I didn’t dress up.

It was held at a Barnes and Noble and of course John Williams’s soundtrack for the first 2 movies was played on a loop throughout the night. Amidst the crowd eagerly awaiting the stroke of 12, were tired adult chaperones and sullen workers who had had enough already. My brother brought me to the stor
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Mohammed Arabey
Nov 17, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forget the movie, it's just a 2 hours trailer for the Novel..

أول أجزاء هاري بوتر التي يغلفها أجواء ثورية أورويلية
عن الوزارة التي تدفن رأسها في التراب، تراقب الجميع وتمنع الحديث

عن قمع الحرية، الصحافة التي تتحول لبوق السلطة
وعن الشباب..الذي يثور بسبب القهر

حيث بمجرد ظهور خطر يهدد مجتمع السحرة، خطر يجب أن يتم اﻷعداد لمواجهته ومحاربته فإن الوزارة نفت تماما الخبر لأنه جاء من هاري بوتر..ودمبلدور
رأت أنها لن تصدق شابا صغيرا ورجل له شعبية تفوق وزير السحر..لظنهم إنه يسعي لتولي منصب الوزير

فرات الوزارة أن الت
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Kai
Oct 10, 2016 Kai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”

This is my favourite book in my favourite series of all time. It's so rich of detail, so full of mysterious and often dark magic. So much character development, so many brave people sticking up for their friends. It's also the book that introduces us to my most hated fictional character ever. Never have I hated anyone as much as Umbrige. And being able to create such deep anger
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
So much teenage angst, so many feelings, such epic
J.G. Keely
This is my favorite installment of the quintessential modern bildungsroman. Nevertheless, it has its problems, familiar to any reader of Rowling's.

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
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Evgeny
Feb 25, 2016 Evgeny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts. The One Who Shall Not Be Named gathers power, but Harry Potter is completely sheltered from outside world and as the result has no clue about what Lord Voldemort is up to. This leads to frustration which in turn leads to angst. Speaking of the latter, the book is full of it.

So as I was saying, Harry is full of angst through the whole book. This makes for slow moving plot sometimes. It does not help any that the book is probably the biggest in the series. T
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Markus
It’s settled. The fifth Harry Potter book has worked a miracle. I actually like the Harry Potter series. You hear that? I actually like it.

The first three books were silly children’s books with the occasional really good part. Enjoyable, but hardly remarkable. The fourth was an excruciatingly boring book that was saved by its amazing ending. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, on the other hand, is a great fantasy novel.

The atmosphere is finally a lot darker, the story is a lot more coher
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Celine (celinereads)
I know it might have taken me quite awhile to finish this book, but this book is just one of those books that I wanted to read when I was in the mood to read it so I can soak up every single word of it. I didn't want to rush through this book because it is my first time reading it so I just wanted to to be great. ANYWAYS, THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. The last 200 pages were just WOW. I'm kind of at a loss for words right now so I might come back and write a full review later (if not it'll be up on my ...more
Brina
Mar 30, 2016 Brina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rereads, j-k-rowling
I have read the Harry Potter septuology in its entirety at least ten times. This book is the turning point and also the most difficult for me to read. For starters, I detest Umbrage that foul woman. In fact I abhor her to the point that on occasion I have skipped from book 4 to 6 just to avoid her.
Order of the Phoenix is a whopping 870 pages. J K Rowling's prose has transformed from being geared toward kids to teenagers, mirroring Harry's own development. In books 1-4, the language is easy enou
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Franco  Santos
Jul 08, 2015 Franco Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No sé qué decir... Es increíble. Gracias, Rowling, por esto...., gracias.

Los jóvenes no pueden saber cómo piensan ni cómo sienten los ancianos, pero los ancianos cometemos un error si olvidamos qué significa ser joven.

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Tu incapacidad para comprender que hay cosas mucho peores que la muerte siempre ha sido tu mayor debilidad
Carmen Maloy
Oct 22, 2007 Carmen Maloy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
What stands out in book 5:

* 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
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch
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