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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J. K. Rowling: the fifth, and longest, installment in the Harry Potter series.

This book was very different from the previous books in the series. Lots of moodiness from Harry (of course he is a fifteen year old boy; which of them are not moody?), far more injustices and horror than the previous books, and a general darkness that the other books just did not have.

Despite all of this (and the death of a major character, though I won't say whom), I still enjoyed this book and would come home from work and just read for a while.

Lots of readers have said, however, that they don't feel that this book was on par with the rest of the series and I do agree. Lots of the "magic" (pun intended) that the other books have really wasn't here - almost like Rowling's writing style had changed in between books. I think a lot of it had to do with the subject matter and the darkness of this book compared to the previous, but I did miss that certain something.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this book simply because by this point, I am so wrapped up in the characters that there is no way I simply cannot find out what is going on with them in their world.

(Finished on June 27, 2003 for Zuly’s Reading Room.)

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I read all the books for the first time at the beginning of this month, and I have to say that I liked #3 & #4 the best. #5 was still good, but I agree that some of the "magic" was lost. If I hadn't gotten so invested in the characters from the previous stories, I'm not sure that I would've liked them very much in this one.

Now it's a long, long wait until the next installment...

.: angela said on July 29, 2003 05:14 PM :: link it :.

I loved this one just as much as the others - I didn't want it to end. It just makes me want more.

.: eve said on July 30, 2003 02:34 AM :: link it :.

Haven't read it yet, my daughter just finished it this past week.

.: gingersmack said on July 30, 2003 12:18 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at July 29, 2003 12:46 PM to see this post.

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