Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #5
First published June 21st, 2003
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Magic
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“You are sharing the Dark Lord’s thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.”
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…
This was so far the best book in the series, sure the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has a special place in my heart, but this was the best in a lot of things. It was freaking thrilling, full of great characters, strong emotions and amazing happenings!
One thing I really enjoyed and for sure need to mention, it that this book has quite many differences from the movie. The main important things stayed, obviously, but there are just so many details that are not in the movie, and so many tiny little things changed! To be honest, I like both versions, but I can’t deny it was amazing to see so many details I was missing out on!
One of the most iconic things in this book has to be Dolores Umbridge. She is one of the best villains ever! She is the type of person you can’t help but hate for how horrible she is, but deep down you also know that things wouldn’t be as “good” without her (although yes, I still want to squeeze her into nothingness!). She just creates so many emotions in me! I deeply hate her, and that made me connect even more with the students!
One thing I wished this book had was more Hagrid. I love him so much, and he wasn’t that much present in it… I understand why and all, but I can’t help but wish to see more of him.
I loved to see more about Sirius and to meet the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius is one of my favs and he has so much more in the book! I wanted so much to cuddle him! Some parts with him were sad and he deserves so much more!
Another amazing thing in this book, and one that went a bit different from the movie too, was a certain army. I loved all the friendship in it and all the amazing magic, it was so good to see them all together, helping each other! I loved Luna and Ginny and Neville so much in this book, I love that they had a lot more in it!
This is one of the best series ever and I have been loving reading it! I can’t stress enough how amazing it is to read it and I would recommend it to everyone!
Have you read Harry Potter yet? What’s your fav moment from this one? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!