Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Book - 2003
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When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2003.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780439358064
Characteristics: xi, 870 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary - Illustrator


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Apr 21, 2021

I literally read this in 7 days it was so good!!! :D

Apr 01, 2021

This book is great and really fun. You can't get enough of it!

Feb 27, 2021

Thick...thick...thick.... boring...boring...ZZZZZZZZZ
It's okayish. I kinda slept halfway through it. My friend actullay said that her parents use the auidobook to put her to sleep!
But, this book is part of a good series. So read it if you'd like to continue with the Harry Potter series.

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.

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Jul 29, 2020

Order of the Pheonix is my least favourite movie in the Harry Potter series but my favourite book. I recommend this to those who are fans of lengthy reads as the book is 800 pages. 5/5 is my rating because there is nothing I would change about this book. Harry's character development took flight making for an exciting read. Seeing multiple characters coming together in a display of bravery, in the end, gave off the message of friendship and the extremes we go to for the ones we love. JK Rowling often uses this as the theme in the Harry Potter series and I think Order of the Pheonix displays this perfectly. From beginning to end, there was not one part of the book that had me bored! 5/5 stars
@beachreader of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I have to say WOW. What a great read, J. K. Rowling really knows how to make you stay engaged and never want to put the book down. This is by far one of my favorite book I have read to date. The way it was written and how I felt as if I was walking with the characters throughout their journey really makes me feel great. I do not regret reading this book at all. This book is so beautifully written that I have not had a single complaint. I love the character development throughout the novels, especially this one. The way Harry Potter has changed in this book is unbelievable he is a lot more courageous by the end of it. My favorite part is towards the end so much happens. I give this a rating of 5/5 stars.
@JJ_03_ of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

This book is packed with excitement and adventure. It almost feels like you are working beside the main characters, breaking through, putting the puzzle pieces together, there is just not an adventure quite like this one. It’s unlike the seventh book, in the sense that it does not have a lot of adventures, but that was made up by its extensive story. This book is all about story. You can read it over and over again, and still have no idea what’s happening. So you read it again, and again, until eventually, you’ll be lost in it. When I was young, I would go to sleep fantasizing myself as the main character, on this amazing adventure. 4 stars
@FiveHeadedDragon of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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.

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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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