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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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Jul 13, 07

bookshelves: brit-lit, young-adult
Read in July, 2007

I recently reread this book in advance of the seventh book's release.

This is, though enjoyable in many ways, my least favorite book in the series. It does introduce some amusing new characters and brings some story lines to logical conclusions (the Weasly twins and Sirius for instance) but the overall tenor of the book is one of whiny angst.

When you're a teacher and around teenagers most of the day it's not all that pleasent to read a book about a teenager who behaves so much like the irritating students you have in class. I find myself sincerely admiring the snide portrait of Phineas Nigellus who mocks Harry's moaning snits and kind of wishing that the Potter boy would wake up and do something.

Still, there's pleanty of fun sections, and enough intrigue to keep the longest book in the series afloat, perhaps it doesn't drag you in as much as the others do, but it works out in the end.
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