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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Stephen Fry, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion.... show more
As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief… or will it? 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
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781855496873 (1855496879)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Minutes: 24
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
I found this novel to be the most difficult of the Harry Potter stories to read to date, and the reason was undoubtedly the character of Dolores Umbridge. She is the embodiment of petty authoritarianism backed by government. Though her powers do not begin to approach the evil of the major villains o...
Aashaman
Aashaman rated it
5.0 by aashman garg, mind tree school
Harry potter and the order of the phoenix J.K Rowling   Protagonist - Harry potter, Hermione granger, Ronald weasley and Sirius black Antagonist - Voldemort, Bellatrix lestrange   Short summary- Poor and immature Harry is continously having bad dreams about his godfather Sirius black that he is bein...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
4.0 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Year 5) (Audiobook)
Harry angry!! Harry smash!! Oy, vey, the teenage rage hormones. I forgot about that aspect of this book and how often I wanted to smack Harry while reading it the first time. And then Dumbledore does that "you'll understand why I'm being a dick to you later" thing instead of, oh, I don't know, tel...
A Catty Babble of Books
A Catty Babble of Books rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Reread. It's still a great series
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
5.0 #HarryPotter: 15-Year-Olds are Idiots
I never realized Harry was an idiot in this book. This realization may or may not correlate with the fact that my daughter has also just turned 15...
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