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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

(Harry Potter #5)

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There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Pottter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a big surprise on the Gryffindor Quidditch team; and the loomi
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Paperback, US Edition, 870 pages
Published September 2004 by Scholastic Inc. (first published June 21st 2003)
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Kai
“Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?"
"Yes."
"You called her a liar?"
"Yes."
"You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?"
"Yes."
"Have a seat cause we bloody need to talk about trans lives."


I love Harry Potter as much as anyone, which is why I urge everyone who spends money on these books to also support the trans community.

To say it with the author's words: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” Well.

Here’s a list o
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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.
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Jayson
(A) 86% | Extraordinary
Notes: It's a transitional book, which holds back its potential, but it adds greatly to its mythos with excellent new characters.
Sasha Alsberg
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book with tears in my eyes and laughter on my lips.
Just wow, excellent book!
Regan
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(obviously a reread) *cries*
LilyCReads
It only took me 7 months, but at least i've FINALLY finished the damn book!
Video Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzB8h...
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Hannah
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
I had to re read it. I was in such a nostalgic mood.
Navessa
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing


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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Jayson
(A) 86% | Extraordinary
Notes: An angsty apprehension, it's a tome of teacher torment, misbelief, new girlfriend grief, and dread no longer dormant.
Jessika
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 charact ...more
Chloe
4th read: April 2020 (Physical & Stephen Fry Audiobook)
★★★★★
read for the 24 hour harry potter readathon

3rd read: July 2018 (Stephen Fry Audiobook)
★★★★★

2nd read: August-October 2017 (Physical)
★★★★★
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Sean Barrs
Despite this being the longest book in the series, I read it quicker than all the others.

Here’s three things I really loved about it:

1. Harry and Sirius- they never had much time together but the time they did have really influenced Harry’s development, a few wise words from a sincere friend (or godfather) can go a real long way. And this scene was perhaps the most powerfully written in the series for me, we all know what happens next:

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2. Dumbledore’s Army- Harry, Ron and Hermione have always
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• Lindsey Dahling •
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bitchin
I am always ready to pop off on anyone who says they don’t like this book because “Harry is so angsty and annoying in it.” Well, why don’t you watch a peer die right next to you, witness Adolf Hitler’s resurrection, have a trusted adult admit they’ve been lying and manipulating you, and then get sent home for three months to live with people who loathe you, all while being ghosted by the people you actually like for weeks AND SEE HOW WELL YOU DEAL WITH IT.

On top of all of that, you’ve got a gove
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Adam Silvera
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Finished this one last week and forgot to mark, but I loved it. I ended up taking a massive break for several months because I'm such a mood reader but I really have always loved this one. I remember missing the magic as a teen since Umbridge was being Umbridge but the last act remains one of the most exciting in the series. And I was really happy to get to revisit the scene where Harry talks to Nearly Headless Nick about why some wizards become ghosts and why most don't. I always wanted that sc ...more
Inge
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Elle (ellexamines)
⭐️In Defense of Harry Potter: Order of the Pheonix
So this is my second favorite book of Harry Potter. And I plan to tell you exactly why the fuck why.

Order of the Pheonix is the most emotional book of the entire series, in a lot of ways. You have the visit to Neville's parents, Harry's ending breakdown as a character, the backstory behind Snape and Sirius... It deals with the deep emotional stuff in a way that the first few books didn't, with the possible exception of Prisoner of Azkaban. T
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Hamad
Full review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription

* On a scale from one to ten, how obsessed with Harry Potter are you?
me: about 9¾
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Natasha Polis
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I DID IT! 5 DOWN 2 TO GO! I loved this one even though it was so sad at the end. So many new nuggets of info.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I know the feeling dear, Harry! 🙁



Happy Potter Reading!

Mel 🖤🐾🐺
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Ayesha (The Fifth Marauder)
Umbridge? More like Umbitch.
That woman deserves to die. Painfully.
Luca Ambrosino
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
English (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) / Italiano

«The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. Cars that were usually gleaming stood dusty in their drives and lawns that were once emerald green lay parched and yellowing; the use of hosepipes had been banned due to drought. Deprived of their usual car-washing and lawn-mowing pursuits, the inhabitants of Privet Drive had retreated into the shade of
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Claudia Ramírez
This book really made my CRY. And it was not just tears, I was CRYING out loud. If you've read it (or at least have seen the movie) you surely know that a very important character dies and GOD, it was heart wrenching, the tears came flowing like a waterfall. I didn't want him to die :(...

Overall, I really liked this book, but I think it was way too long, it had some chapters that weren't relevant to the story...

BUT THEN... there are some chapters I loved! I think my favorites were "Snape's Wor
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
This book used to be my least favorite book of the series and after rereading it, I can't understand why... I loved it!

So many good things I had forgotten started here like the DA meetings. I still absolutely hate Umbridge and I'm out of my reading slump (hopefully!).
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
❝Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.❞


Rating: ★ ★ ★ ¾

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
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Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
Complete 5 Golden Stars!
& so many more!

such a long year
with that old toad!
full of ups & downs
Rebelling & standing up.
& with such an integrity,
the mystery unfolds.
(this last part is about the whole HP of course *winks*)

Perfection!
Another Amazing story in the wizarding world of Harry Potter!

Probably the Darkest time at Hogwarts. Harry had hard times (from the first to the last) in different sort of ways; angry, under pressure, self-struggling, mad, sad. I knew how he felt; I was angry with him, at
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Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guys, this was so much better than the movie. I know it's not fair to compare, but because the film version of Order of the Phoenix isn't one of my favorites, coupled with the fact that this is the longest novel in the series, I was really nervous to get to this one. Obviously I was a muggle fool who deserves to be chased around by Peeves for a full 24 hours, because this was such a vital installment that really breathed a mature life into the series. The ending of Goblet of Fire is quite dark, ...more
Kassidy
Jun 21, 2014 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.
Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
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Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
I still can't believe my sixth grade self devoured all 870 pages in two sittings. Only you Jo, only you.
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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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