Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2003
ISBN: 9781338299182
Branch Call Number: J/ FICTION ROWLING J
Characteristics: xi, 870 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary
Alternative Title: Order of the Phoenix


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Dec 31, 2020

I find that this is a great Harry Potter story. However, I do find that in parts, it can be a little.. boring almost.

Definitely, however, Umbridge is a horrible character. The story seems to indirectly reflect youths' world sometimes, for example, bullying- Harry was bullied by his cousin, Dudley and his friends, and I noted that this was something that appeared both in the Wizarding World and in the Earth World, people often think that they are better than the other person, and this happened with Umbridge and the Inquisitorial Squad. They thought that they were better than Harry & Harry's friends, just because they were pureblood and Hermione had no magical parentage, and Harry and Ron they have just hated from basically the beginning of the story.

An excellent story, however a little boring at times, but very, very good.

Nov 15, 2020

Five stars all the way! I love how exciting Harry Potter is and I have absolutely nothing negative to say.

In the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series we get a look into some of the past resistance movements against Voldemort, and see them begin to reemerge now that he's returned to the wizarding world. While this does take away a little of the childhood magic we experienced in the first three books, and part of the fourth, we're able to see layers and details about Harry's enemy revealed. With a new defense against the dark arts teacher, O.W.L.s just around the corner, and Voldemort on the rise once again, this book is sure to not disappoint.

Oct 02, 2020

The most intense and emotional read so far. I can see a lot of topics being challenged here are reflected in real world culture. I think this is my favourite of the series.

Sep 30, 2020

Awesome, but it's sad that Harry's godfather, Sirius Black dies. Not going to lie, you kinda hate Bellatrix Lestrange after this.

Jul 29, 2020

I recently read the book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling. This book was definitely an emotional roller coaster. You feel more attached towards Harry than ever as he goes through his fifth year at Hogwarts. The book had lots of moments where you’d have the urge to protect Harry and to make him feel better. Personally I loved the way the author described what Harry was going through. Reading the book you could tell the different emotions and conflict he was going through, which was very well described. Ron and Hermione played a big role in this book. Though they didn’t know what it felt like to be going through what Harry was going through, they still stayed by his side and comforted him. I liked how Harry was also portrayed as a leader in this book, because you can see how far he’s come since the first book. The new friendships and heartaches throughout the book really keep you entertained. I rate this book a 5/5. @peppapig of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The final movie in the thrilling eight-part series of Harry Potter. The greatest and most eventful book yet with plenty of magic and fights against evil. I would 100% recommend to anyone who has enjoyed the earlier books. The most gripping and thrilling book yet with phot twists around every corner keeping you hooked the whole way. In the final book, Harry and his friends continue the search to defeat Voldemort and return to the school where they try to save it for the last time. My favorite part of this amazing movie must be at the climax where the school is finally confronted by Voldemort as Harry and his friends return for the final Horcruxes. This scene is extremely eventful and is impossible to stop watching. Great movie and would definitely recommend it.
5 / 5 stars @Spencer_Pan of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth installment of Harry and his adventures and struggles in the wizarding world, and this book, just like Goblet of Fire, adds another layer of depth to the world, the character and the series overall. This book takes a look at extremely mature and complex themes such as political corruption, revolution, oppression, freedom of speech and press, death and rebellion and executes it well, making it easy to understand but never underplaying the complexity of the matter making it seem more simple than it is. Developing characters, the lore and the world to another level, setting up important elements for future books that will leave their effects on these characters and this world forever. As clever as this book is, I however do not enjoy the emphasis on teen romance, understanding it is inevitable as Harry and his classmates are about 15-16 in this book, I find Rowling's execution of the matter a little disattached as she is attempting to write from the perspective of a male teen, and she was a grown woman while writing this book- it feels very cheesy at times and is my only complaint about this book. 4.5 stars out of 5! @Ace of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

In this book, the dementors make a comeback which causes Harry to use magic outside of school. Since he is a minor, it is prohibited for him to do so, so he awaits a hearing from the ministry. So many things in this book will make you want to throw it at a wall, but that's also why you can't stop reading. You're introduced to Dolores Umbridge, who in my opinion is the most irritating character. She is a pure-blood supremacist and is so unfair and rude to her students. Although, my favourite part of the whole book was when the trio created their own Defence Against the Dark Arts group to teach their peers and also learn. It was such a powerful move and made the book so much more interesting. @avacadojai of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 23, 2020

Order of the Phoenix is an extremely suspenseful and engaging novel, and one of my personal favorites from the Harry Potter series. A continuation from the previous installment of the series, The Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix reveals a lot more information about the characters and their pasts and reveals some surprising truths. Additionally, the characters and the plot are very well written and make for an interesting read. Overall, it's an amazing and pivotal novel that helps set the stage for the upcoming books in the series.

Jul 18, 2020

This book is one of my favorite books of the series. I remember as soon as I grabbed it, I couldn’t put it down. This book is filled with so much humor, and emotion, it’s hard to believe that the author was able to do so good on a book. This book is a bit sad, but it is evened out with lots of happiness throughout. I absolutely loved how the author wrote this with so much depth and feeling. This book really prepares for what happens in the next books of the series. It also resolves the problems that rose in the earlier books. I really recommend this book to anyone. And if I could I would give this a 6 out of 5 starts, since its simply that good.

Jul 05, 2020

Love love love this book! It's my favorite other than Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I totally recommend this book to EVERYONE!

Jun 23, 2020

This is the book where some truth gets discovered and death of close ones of Harry die. But it was so deep and interesting I really liked it anyway!!!

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Oct 09, 2020

"Indeed, Professor McGonagall sank back in her chair at the staff table after a few feeble remonstrances and was clearly heard to express a regret that she couldn't run cheering after Umbridge herself because Peeves had borrowed her walking stick." - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Oct 09, 2020

"I should explain that members of the Order of the Phoenix have more reliable methods of communicating than the fire in Dolores Umbridge's office." - Dumbledore

Oct 09, 2020

" . . . saying it looked to him as though Professor Marchbanks would shortly be meeting a round, dark, soggy stranger . . ." - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Oct 09, 2020

"They found Montague, sir, he's turned up jammed inside a toilet on the fourth floor." - Malfoy

Oct 09, 2020

"Well, usually when a person shakes their head, they mean 'no.' So unless Miss Edgecomb is using a form of sign - language as yet unknown to humans - " - Professor McGonagall

Oct 09, 2020

"Daringly, Fred and George had put and enlargement charm on the front of The Quibbler and hung it on the wall, so that Harry's giant head gazed down upon the proceeding, ocasionally saying thing like "THE MINISTRY ARE MORONS" and "EAT DUNG, UMBRIDGE" in a booming voice." - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Oct 09, 2020

"He dreamed that Neville and Professor Sprout were waltzing around the Room of Requirement while Professor McGonagall played the bagpipes." - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Oct 09, 2020

"Doctors? Those Muggle nutters that cut people up? Nah, they're Healers." - Ron

Oct 09, 2020

""And it's Johnson, Johnson with the Quaffle; what a player that girl is, I've been saying it for years and she still won't go out with me - "
"JORDAN!"" - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Oct 09, 2020

"Aha! I've had a tip - off that you are intending to place a massive order for Dungbombs!" - Filch

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: there may be some scary and/or suspensfull parts where you don't know if Potter will live or die.....pretty good really

penguinfami1 Aug 08, 2014

Other: this book will absorb you too good

Jan 09, 2014

Other: This book maybe too good for young readers

Aug 24, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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Feb 29, 2020

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone- a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Harry Potter is spending another horrible summer with his dreadful Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon when a group of evil spirits called Dementors stage an unexpected attack on Harry and his cousin Dudley. After he uses magic to defend himself and Dudley, an act that later gets Harry expelled from Hogwarts, he is visited by a group of wizards and Madeye Moody and the is whisked off to number 12, Grimmauld Place, London. Number 12 is the home of Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, and the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. The Order is a group of witches and wizards, led by Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, dedicated to fighting the evil Lord Voldemort and his followers. The Order is forced to operate in secrecy, outside of the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Magic, which is headed by the dense and corrupt Cornelius Fudge. Fudge refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned. Harry, who witnessed Voldemort's return the previous June and was tortured and nearly murdered by him, is suffering from nightmares about what has happened to him. He is also angry with those he is close to, especially Ron and Hermione. Harry used magic to fight off the dementors, and since underage wizards are not permitted to use their wands outside of school, he must face a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry. With Dumbledore's help, Harry is cleared by the Wizengamot and permitted to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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