Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

(Harry Potter #5)

Paperback, 870 pages

English language

Published Sept. 12, 2004 by Scholastic Inc..

ISBN:
9780439358071
OCLC Number:
56098238

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4 stars (91 reviews)

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 looming terror of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. But all these things pale next to the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named---a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwarts can stop.

As the grasp of darkness tightens, Harry must discover the true depth and strength of his friends, the importance of boundless loyalty, and the shocking price of unbearable sacrifice.

His fate depends on them all. (back cover)

83 editions

Irresponsible adults annoy me.

3 stars

This book includes one of the elements that, as an educator, I loathe the most: Adults who refuse to explain anything to children because they... have some desire to see them still as naive, innocent, or something.

And that's the major point of this book (which could basically have been retitled as "Harry Potter and the Adults Who Keep Babying the Only Person to Repeatedly Face Voldemort and Potentially Endanger Him Because They Refuse to See Reality," but that'd be far too long). Everything Dumbledore does... messes everything up because he refuses to see the reality of people. He refuses to see that Harry could handle the situation, he refuses to see that Snape is really a big fucking baby that refuses to continue his duty to the Order (and never has any redeeming qualities ever).

There wouldn't have been a book without these elements, obviously, but this book is …

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3 stars

Again and again I have asked the question "Where the hell are OFSTED?" in the previous books the pupils are always getting injured, at one point a pupil actually dies. Does any authority get informed? No! Dumblydoors covers it up or just mumbles something about "He who cannot be named". In this book the Ministry of Magic have finally put their foot down and Send the mighty Umbridge to sort things out.


Straight away she stamps her authority, creepy teachers get the sack, she finally puts an end to Harry bullying poor little Malfoy. And whilst she is there no pupils get injured. Yes I know she turns Hogwarts into a kind of North Korea but that what the place needed.


This is also the book where Potter finally gets his period! He is grumpy, snaps at everybody, trashes Dumblydoors office and eats chocolate to calm down. He was incredibly …

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