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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter Book 5)

160 Ratings: 3.5
The fifth novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 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. … see full wiki

Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic
Date Published: August 10, 2004
31 reviews about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...
review by . January 26, 2010
I titled my review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) "Harry Potter grows up" because J. K. Rowling had done a masterful job of bringing Harry from a little boy to a strong young man over the course of the four books of the series. I titled this review as I did because in the Phoenix J. K. Rowling herself shows her maturing skill as a writer in penning the longest of the seven books of the series. This is the point at which I stopped admiring the framework of the story, and fell into …
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
The most disappointing novel I've ever read. Delores Umbridge is the most single dimensional character Ms. Rowling created, which would make it bad enough, but that she totally dominates the book made the story nearly too toxic to finish.
review by . July 10, 2010
i may spoil some parts of the book for those of you who have not read it yet. that being said lets get on with it=).      Harry Potter is not your normal kid now is he? if youve read the first couple, or now, seen the movies, you will know that hes always had wierd things happen to him, and that now he attends hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. in the fifth year, everything starts to change. the order of the phoenix has there own headquarters at sirius blacks house, …
Quick Tip by . October 14, 2010
There's a lot of exciting stuff that happens in this book. However, there's also a lot of political stuff. The book is an interesting hodge-podge of exciting action/adventure/thriller story and a political treatise of the World of Magic.
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2010
Another classic--dark and strong, like good coffee and rich chocolate.
Quick Tip by . September 04, 2010
There's a lot of politics in this book. I like the plot, but the political motivations and goings-ons of the magical world dragged the story down for me.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
Loved this book. I read it before Harry Potter even became popular.
review by . July 15, 2010
Brilliant Book And Movie!!!!
Harry potters name is filled with magic..I was sooooo happy when i read this book..Theres soo much and soo muny great things go on these books..I am very happy and proud to have such great authors around..and i love these books...I loved to meet the cast and the author really bad...Herminey is really gorgeous...I wish i  could be one of the wizards in the movie too...LOL..They are really great actors specially harry...I liked the part where harry is sitting on the swing..i am soo crazy abouttt …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Read this entire series. Great take on the magic world.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
the longest and most drawn out harry potter book known to man, almost, i repeat, almost as bad as eragon. but that didnt change how anyone felt about hp as a whole. i literally stayed up all night reading about harrys "possesion" by voldemort when they cover all that in five minutes in the movie.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
you cant help but hurt with harry when his godfather dies. its a good book but has a sad ending.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
More and more of Harry Potter's world becomes clearer.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I can't say i love this one, but it's a part, and DO and Umbridge keeps it going. I really loved all the arguments and bickering and schemes against Umbridge and also hated her- with a passion.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
excellent book but then again I think all books in this series
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Harry's super moody in this one
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great book like the others. I escape from the reality for a few hours :)
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Worst book in the series; too long and drawn out.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
I read this in Portuguese, so maybe there may have been some things lost in translation, but I just didn't enjoy this book. Then again, I stopped enjoying the Harry Potter novels after the third one.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
I think this is the most entertaining of them all.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
My. Favorite. I love Sirius in this book and I long to hold meetings for the Order of the Phoenix. The best at creating real fellowship among the characters.
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
One of those rare cases where the movie was better than the book.
review by . July 12, 2009
I started reading this book last year right before the movie was coming out, somehow I stopped at page 312 and ended up seeing the movie without finishing it, something that I very rarely, well almost never do, now I know why. Some people tried telling me that it was dull and boring and I ended up getting side tracked, now a year has passed and with a time strain of the 6th movie coming out was put on me and I realized that Harry Potter books are really delightful and not reading book 5 was going …
review by . November 13, 2008
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Yes, I am a rabid fan of the Harry Potter series. I bought the first book when J.K. Rowling was first introduced to the US and fell in love with the series. But...Order Of The Phoenix fell short of my expectations and definitely does not meet Rowling's own standard of writing ability. The book reads like it was a task to fill in XXX amount of pages in XXX amount of time, leaving our plunge back into the world of Potter as shallow as a skipping stone.     I notice that other fans …
review by . December 20, 2006
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is perhaps the most "adult" book of the Potter series so far. I haven't read "Half-Blood Prince" yet, so I can only base my review of this book in comparison to the books that preceded it. First of all, Harry has become very, very moody. It's most likely a combination of the stressful events he went through in "Goblet of Fire," puberty, and the fact that he is now considered to be nothing but an egotistical, perhaps insane, teenager looking for glory by …
review by . January 25, 2005
I purposely delayed reading HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX for over a year to avoid all the hype that surrounded it upon it's initial release. The Harry Potter books slowly became and are now marketed as international events. Though that might be good for business, it's bad for reading. People get so caught up in the hype that they don't actually read, they just skim or sloppily speed-read the book so that they can be in the know.    I was looking forward to HARRY …
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