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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Harry Potter Series
J. K. Rowling

Scholastic (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0-439-35807-8 (0439358078)
ISBN-13: 978-0-439-35807-1 (9780439358071)
Publication Date: August 2004
List Price: $12.99

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a book of suspense, action, and magic, written by J. K. Rowling. This is a book that you can not put down until you read the last page! Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are back for their fifth year at Hogwarts, and experience what appears to be their worst year yet. Lord Voldemort, the murderer of Harry Potter’s parents, is back for revenge and attacks the Ministry of Magic in search for Harry Potter.

There are just a few things on Harry Potter’s mind; Professor Umbridge and The Dark Lord. Professor Umbridge has a personality like poisoned honey, and, strangely, works for the Ministry of Magic. Was the impotent government of the magical world trying to interfere with the Hogwarts’ headmaster, Dumbledore? Of course there is also the growing threat of the Dark Lord, Lord Voldemort, Harry has to worry about. The only problem is no one believes the Dark Lord is rising again. Harry worries about this along with his friends, Ron and Hermione. Soon afterwards he comes face to face with the Dark Lord. Is this the final chapter of the heroic Harry Potter? Or is this just the beginning of a new mystery yet to be solved? Packed with breathtaking turns and scenes, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the most excellent book yet in the Harry Potter Series!

This novel has realistic and spectacular parts such as the killing of the Doxies in the Black Manor. I felt as if these magical creatures were actually chasing me around the Black Mansion and I was spaying them with Doxycide to paralyze them. The Order of the Phoenix was the perfect book for me since I love magic, and I enjoyed reading it. If you want an action packed book, then read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It will blow your mind away! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves magical creatures and magic spells. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a New York Times Best-Seller and so are the rest of the Harry Potter series. Keep up the good work J. K. Rowling!

Review written by Chris, Grade 6. Date of review: April 2009.