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Book five in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series follows the darkest year yet for our young wizard, who finds himself knocked down a peg or three after the events of last year. Over the summer, gossip (usually traced back to the magic world's newspaper, the Daily Prophet) has turned Harry's tragic and heroic encounter with Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament into an excuse to ridicule and discount the teenager. Even Professor Dumbledore, headmaster of the school, has come under scrutiny from the Ministry of Magic, which refuses to officially acknowledge the terrifying truth: that Voldemort is back. Enter a particularly loathsome new character: the toad-like and simpering ("hem, hem") Dolores Umbridge, senior undersecretary to the minister of Magic, who takes over the vacant position of defence against dark arts teacher--and in no time manages to become the high inquisitor of Hogwarts. Life isn't getting any easier for Harry Potter. With an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their examinations, devastating changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team line-up, vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors, and increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar, Harry's resilience is sorely tested.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, more than any of the four previous novels in the series, is a coming-of-age story. Harry faces the thorny transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black and white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Gone is the wide-eyed innocent, the whiz kid of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Here we have an adolescent who's sometimes sullen, often confused (especially about girls), and always self-questioning. Confronting death again, as well as a startling prophecy, Harry ends his year at Hogwarts exhausted and pensive. Readers, on the other hand, will be energised as they enter yet again the long waiting period for the next title in the marvellous magical series. --Emilie Coulter
I disliked the death of Sirius Black but apart from that bit it was a quite amazing and interesting bookPublished 20 hours ago by Abdul
I got this book 2 weeks ago and although it is the biggest one I read it faster than the 1 one!
I would highly recommend it to 7&8 years old.
A great story I love j.k Rowling I especially liked this book because it's very different the ones I've readPublished 6 days ago by B.D
This has to be the 10th time I've read the books and they seem to never get old.. Even if I do :) fun for all ages and I guarantee once you start you'll be hookedPublished 9 days ago by Dimples
Really good book very exiting ! However read first 4 books for it to make sense ! Must by like all J.K Rowling books!Published 16 days ago by Rubbish Did not let me buy it one star! Trust it did happen
Whats to say. My son who was 25 at the time loves it. Good quality publication.Published 18 days ago by MRS.D.A.PEARCE