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

187 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
34 reviews about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...
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 …
review by . July 31, 2004
Pros: Well written, exciting story, it's Harry Potter!     Cons: Dull in some places, Harry's moodiness     The Bottom Line: Another great Harry Potter book, but avoid it if you have back problems (just kidding, kinda).     It took me a few years to fall into the Harry Potter craze, but I finally did earlier this year. I read the first four books quickly, but the fifth one, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix just looked a little …
review by . July 13, 2003
Pros: None of those annoying house elves!     Cons: Well... Almost none     The Bottom Line: Yet another touch of magic.     Well, it certainly took JK Rowling long enough, but the long-awaited fifth installment of her moola-grabbing Harry Potter series finally hit the shelves. Just one glance at the thing, and you’ll see just why it took so long. The last book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, broke scales with a length of over …
review by . June 30, 2003
Harry's back, another year older but saddled with the typical teenager's conceit of believing that he is a decade wiser. He can be excused some of that, after all during his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, Harry managed to win the Tri-Wizards Cup competition along with defeating the Dark Lord Voldemort in a face to face duel. But achievements like that will only carry you so far in the wizard world.A new year at Hogwarts is about to begin and Harry is miserable. He's been …
review by . June 25, 2003
Pros: Now you can pick up where you’ve left off.     Cons: Some characters drove me nuts.     The Bottom Line: Let the fun of reading take you away! It’s no fun picking it apart – let the story sweep you along! Relax and revel in this world of fantasy!     Welcome back to the wild world of Harry Potter! The fifth installment of J.K. Rowling’s extremely popular book series. If you haven't read any of the books before this one, I highly …
review by . June 23, 2003
I understand that this book has sold more copies more quickly than any book in history, and that Amazon took pre-orders for around $3 million for it. Impressive. The story itself is not quite that awe-inspiring, but that's good news; if Harry's latest adventure were that brilliant, I can practically guarantee that people wouldn't love it as much as they do.We begin where Harry's adventures always begin; he's safe and miserable at the home of his disgusting relations, longing for the Hogwarts School …
review by . June 23, 2003
The book was well worth the wait - I started reading it and had difficulty putting it down! Without giving too much away, I laughed, and yes, I cried too. Some questions were finally answered regarding Harry...Suffice to say, I'm already impatient for the 6th book and am hoping that it won't be another 3 years!!!
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