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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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Jul 03, 09

bookshelves: favorites, brit-lit, young-adult, page-to-screen, magic-and-sci-fi
Recommended for: everyone
Read in November, 2010, read count: 5

I like this a lot better than I did the first time I read it (and this is my fourth reading of it). I reread it now to refresh my memory for the movie. The first time I read it, I had a hard time enjoying it because Harry is dealt so much injustice: from the Ministry of Magic, from the new DADA teacher, and even from his friends and Dumbledore. I could feel Harry's anger and frustration, which made it uncomfortable to read the first time. But I think that is part of the brilliance of Jo's writing. She can elicit true emotions from her readers like few other authors can. Other authors may make the reader sympathize with their characters, but Jo made me empathize.
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06/28/2009 page 595
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