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February 08 2007 @ 11:46 am
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  

Review #: 14

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J.K. Rowlings

Pages: 870

Scale of 1-5: 4

 

Why did you get this book?

Got the audio as a gift.

 

Was the author new to you?

No.

 

Would you read something by this author again?

Yes.

 

Are you keeping it or passing it on?

Keeping.

 

What did you think of the book?

I know I just posted for Goblet of Fire but I'd gotten behind on my reviewing...
This book was quite a bit different than the others. It didn’t seem as exciting though you constantly knew something was up. I despised Umbridge, but I think that is the point. I loved McGonagall in this book because she takes absolutely no horse pucky from Umbridge.

 

It was highly annoying that they kept Harry out of the loop yet again, though that does appear to be a running theme which Dumbledore explains in the end but to which I doubt changes in the next two installments of the story.

 

Harry did seem a bit on edge during this book and snapped at his friends quite a bit, but they seemed to understand given that he was seeing what Voldemort (yes, I dare say his name) is up too.

 

Probably the thing I hated the most about this book was the death of Sirius Black. I mean why! I really liked Sirius and I adored the Christmas scene where he was so happy to just be with everyone despite the fact that it started with Mr. Weasley being injured. And yes I noticed that Sirius wasn’t careful what he said to Kreacher, which I was bothered by. I mean the moment we meet Kreacher I was thinking he would end up turning on them (despite his ties to Sirius after all Dobby did). I felt so bloody awful for Harry because he felt like he could go to Sirius when he couldn’t speak to others. Harry held the hope of one day being with Sirius (in a son role) because he felt cared about by the man.

 

Yes, I know why Harry must stay with the Dursley’s but I just hate that he must endure them. Of course, maybe now that the Order has threatened them he’ll be treated better. Still, I’m just so mad that Sirius’ dead. I really liked Snuffles.

Well onto The Half Blood Prince!

 
Books in Series
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows