Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Movie Tie-in Edition: Celebratory Edition

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Movie Tie-in Edition: Celebratory Edition

Paperback | January 18, 2011

byJ.k. Rowling

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Vietnamese translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Movie Tie-in Edition: Celebratory Edition

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Vietnamese translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training Col...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 7.8 × 5.15 × 1.9 inPublished:January 18, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury Press AgencyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5th Book Things are taking a darker turn at Hogwarts, this book picks up from the dark conclusion of the previous story! Such a good read! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Writing Incredible book though the cover is a bit off.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Darker Turn As these child wizards grow up the world they live in and the problems they face turn darker. As the stakes are raised you have to wonder "Can Harry do it?" Find out in book five of J. K. Rowling's sensational series. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By the end, there's no denying... As our group ages another year and returns to Hogwarts, the world around them is changing and all eyes are on the pivotal character, Harry. Is he lying? The ministry certainly want everyone to think so... Regardless, this book is one of the best in the series and is a page turner that you cannot put down even with its length, tugging at your heartstrings the entire way.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the Series Unlike many it seems, this will always be my favourite book in the series. Sirius Black is one of the greatest characters J.K. Rowling created.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Being the centre of attention is not always glamorous I feel so sorry for harry:( but this book is really interesting, and I feel like it is the book that explores Harry's coming of age.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The adventure continues... Boy do the books get longer. And the ride gets more dangerous as Harry, Ron, Hermoine continue to grow up and encounter dangerous thrills that cost them big time. And we meet a truly detestable villain in Professor Umbridge. The abuse Harry takes is horrific. I really wish someone had become more wise to it. And not let him suffer as much he does... His friends do, but only to a certain extent. The books get even more detailed, and I love every minute of it.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible totally obsessed now
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling Read Despite the size of the book, it was a page turner from start to finish. Never a dull moment.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning This book might not have as much action as other novels in the series but it doesn't disappoint. Really get to see more history of Harry's life and have a better understanding of why all the events happen. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I couldn't put this book down, it was amazing.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT! I loved this book! It was great! A real page turner!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Love this book so much, couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Read it, amazing! #Plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Back Story Here JKR really continues the growth and maturity of her series by delving into backstory and history of the Order.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Must read! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great it gets better and better as the series goes on
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favoirte of the series This was my favorite in the entire series! I found this the pinnacle of the harry potter books. The writings was amazing, the plot perfect and the battles the characters face were very real and relatable. 5 stars for sure
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Was a really good book #plumreviews
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I can't remember of which of the 7 books are my favorite but this is definitely my favorite out of the movies. I went to see it about 5 times just in theaters
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book #5 was my favourite in the series, although it was definitely hard to pick. No one can go wrong reading the Harry Potter series
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I love how the HP books evolve. This becomes a darker book, and much more emotional.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Read. The 5th book in the series. It was overall a good book.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A little darker than the fourth still an amazing read, it was spellbinding!! Cannot get enough.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic 100 years into the future, Rowling will be considered as one of the classic great writers
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Another great Harry Potter book! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely book #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from couldnt put the book down I love the HP series!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immerse yourself in this amazing world. the characters are developing so well in this book. best series!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My No 1 series, I can read all books all over again. Great hardcover!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this whole series! I think the 5th book is my second favourite (the 7th being my favourite). This whole series is a must read for everyone!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5th Adventure !!! Great story - Harry Potter is growing up but the characters are always there no matter how much time passes.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super This was a great book to see how Harry and the crew are growing up. Great transition.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! A lot of people don't like the fifth book, but I do. We see Harry in hormonal, angsty teenager mode. He is acting realistically as opposed to a little bit of the golden boy image he had been holding.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from And so it ends This was the first Harry Potter book I actively disliked. When it went off the rails and lost sight of what had made the series so enjoyable in the first place. Rowling was more concerned with her dark arc than creating a believable world of magic. My problem is the book became TOO dark for my liking. Harry Potter being tortured by the new school headmaster and nobody stopping her? Wow. I know bad things happen in the real world but that tonal shift in the series was too much for me. And for gosh sakes...was there no editor who was strong enough to stand up to Rowling to say "hey...shave a couple hundred pages off and make it a tighter, more exciting book". apparently not..and it only got worse.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Amazing book!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Loved it
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book Somewhere after first two books the series becomes more for adult than for kids. Still love it!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from <3 long but very good
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Irritated #plumrewards. Harry's attitude at the beginning of this book had me so angry with him that I put the book down for two weeks!! Eventually I finished reading it.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great purchase my daughter loves this
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav My favourite book out of the entire series, it's the one where everyone finds themselves and get increasingly more amazing
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ! Really enjoyed the order of the phoenix, a must read.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I got angry #plumrewards. When I first started reading this book 5 I got so angry with Harry Potter and his attitude of spoiled, privileged oh woe is me because I'm the chosen one adolescent prissiness that I put this book down for 2 whole weeks before I could continue reading it. No joke. It did end up being a good book though
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE amazing, must read
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Really starts to get more interesting. Couldn't put it down. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A difficult, but rewarding, entry This may be the only entry that I've actually read twice. Although I liked it the first time around, the second read-through helped me appreciate some of the more intricate plot threads that Rowling establishes. It is a dark book and, like the other entries, the mood seems to match Harry's current age, which means that it often feels angsty in this novel. But all of this is justified and it feels like you have just spent another year at your favorite place, even if you finish the book in two days!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Harry Potter I think it is my second favorite book in the series! Great read.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another HP Classic Another Harry Potter classic which you must read!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg This book is long, and Dolores Umbridge makes it seem even longer. Still a great book but holy cow a lot goes on in this one!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is great, however it's very long so unless your a big reader, probably not for you.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! Amazing
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining, but not one of my favourites of the series 3.75 stars This was a reread of the 5th Harry Potter book for me. This time I listened to the audio, narrated by Jim Dale. ***SPOILERS for previous books (if there's anyone who hasn't yet read them!)*** In this one, Harry has returned from the Tri-Wizard tournament knowing that Voldemort is back, but no one believes him. Dolores Umbridge, from the Ministry of Magic, is sent to Hogwarts to “teach” Defense Against the Dark Arts, and also as “High Inquisitor” of Hogwart's – really she's a spy for the ministry. ***END SPOILERS*** I must be getting used to Jim Dale, as he didn't “bug” me as much as listening to him whine as Hermione in Goblet of Fire (or maybe Hermione's just not whining as much!). There were still some voices I didn't like the way he did them, but there were also some parts he did very well. This one, along with Chamber of Secrets, might just remain one of my least favourite of the series. It was still enjoyable, but I found it a lot of set-up. It did introduce the horrible Umbridge woman. And the kids teaching themselves Defense Against the Dark Arts as Dumbledore's Army was entertaining, but I thought most of the book was set-up, although there was a bit of action at the very end. I did also enjoy Harry and Cho. Overall, still entertaining, just not one of my favourites of the series.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) simply amazing J.K. Rowling really starts taking the series down a darker road in this book. She is so talented at character development, and it really shines in this book. Here, Harry is 15 years old, and for most of the book, he's whiny and self-centered, just like a typical teenager. I also adore Dumbledore's role in this book--his conversation at the end with Harry put me to tears. Rowling did an amazing job with the character of Umbridge...never have I hated a fictional character more than I hated her. For me, this book was stronger for character development than plot. Yes, this is a key book for the series, but I felt like most of the book was spent with characters' internal issues and development rather than the plot. I love how Harry and the crew are dealing with more adult issues now, such as relationships and death. As with all of her books, I have a really difficult time putting these books down, but especially within the last 100 pages, I physically could not separate the book from my hands. Overall, another outstanding addition from J.K. Rowling.
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: To Speak The Truth With Bravery We are over half way through the wonderfully amazing Harry Potter series, and from this point onwards every book is almost universally great. The war is brewing and Harry is getting ready for Voldemort. But only if he can survive his supposed allies tormenting him. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling steps firmly and forevermore into adulthood for our friends. J.K. goes for the jugular right off the top, with Harry being understandably annoyed at the lack of communication directed at him. The whole world is happening around his life, and the dullards of the Dursley's are still being abusive pests. Their dimwitted bullying is just a taste of the psychological attacks Harry will have to endure. Which is why part of me wanted Dudley to be left to his own devices when the Dementors attacked. Shortly after this, J.K. gives us another brilliant chapter with the masterful mixture of humour and tension, all featuring a whackload of owls. She juggles so many styles while imparting so much information, and subtly giving us a hint of who one of the villains will be in Order. Loved this chapter. When J.K. finally brings Harry in on the action, lets him vent abit, and then reveals the first obstacle in this war, The Ministry of Magic itself, you can see the wheels turning of the story. Which suits me just fine. Harry's healthy distrust of this corrupt administration explodes into outright hatred of their wanton disregard for human life. The criminal charges, mixed with a vile kangaroo court, makes the legitimacy of this government questionable. Seeing bullies turning on an innocent is bad, and something we have all encountered. Fudge and Umbridge are all to real unfortunately. The haven of Hogwarts is shattered in Order as well with the presence of Ministry stooges. Umbridge very quickly becomes one of the top villains in the series, an unrepentant racist, bully, child abuser, paranoid, unstable psychopath. Her behaviour in class is bad enough (and I have experienced teachers like this), but her punishment is stomach turning and illegal (also experienced teachers like this). Their justifications for these actions are reprehensible and should not be tolerated, but they are not and are officially sanctioned. These parts of the story are not a high point for me, nor something I savour. But I give J.K. enormous credit for tackling this terrible issue. And I give her even more credit for what comes next. Harry fights back. With prodding from Hermione, who it should be noted is always right, he forms Dumbledore's Army. Umbridge they realize is simply a hindrance to their greater goal. She considers herself a player in this grand drama, but Harry and the DA know the truth, that she is a fly to be swatted. Like all bullies really are. Harry is coming into his own as a true hero, doing what has to be done, and ignoring the nuisances. Life is like that, a real goal to be achieved, and someone petty standing in the way. All this training with the DA culminates in a battle spanning the deepest recesses of the Ministry of Magic. Falling into a trap, the DA become embroiled in, and do a very good job at, a fight with Death Eaters. J.K. shows how these pitched affairs are messy and not always go as planned, which makes for a realistic magic clash. Casualties mount and Harry's saviors from the Order do their amazing thing. Which makes the climax of Sirius's death hurt all the more. The DA and the Order were winning. The Death Eaters were losing. And Harry suffers another crushing loss. Another parental figure gone. So much pain he has to suffer, all because war equals death. We grieve for Sirius because he felt so real to us. J.K. does an amazing job throughout the series building these people up, who are now soldiers, and making them all count. Order brings even more onto the canvas, which suits my sensibilities just fine. From the quirky excitement of Tonks to the quirky intelligence of Luna, these two have entered my heart as favourites. And bringing the much needed cheer is of course the Weasley Twins. Best Exit Ever. Meanwhile new sides are shown of older players, with the obvious revelation of Snape's abusive father, to the more shocking behaviour of the young James Potter. All making for more nuisances and backstory to shape this universe even more into a whole tapestry. The crux of the ending with the Dumbledore versus Voldemort battle made this old time Star Wars fan fondly remembering Obi Wan taking on Darth Vader. While the outcome was markedly different, it proves an old adage many have said about Harry Potter. It is the Star Wars for this generation. Explains so much of my love for this epic series. And rightly so. Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from order of the phoenix so i got this book at my bday and it good i am at chapter 21 when they are having a class with hagrid but i want to finish it so i could read the rest by the way I a saw all the movie
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant get enough! on my 4th time rereading this. cant say enough good things!
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Love the Harry Potter Series. Great for all ages. Enough Said.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing There is no words to discribe this book. Rowling out did herself again! Personally my favourite of the series. 5* easily.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very rich but a much darker mood. The tone of this book is very different from the previous books but if you read the books continuously from the first you can tell this was a natural progression after how Book 4 ended. Again, so much detail, the characters are so rich, and so original! Where does JK Rowling get all of this?
Date published: 2009-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long, but satisfying! Despite this book's length, it plays a really important role in the Harry Potter series. Voldemort is back! But what does that mean? what happens now? That's what this book is about! Voldemort seems to have found a way in infiltrating Harry's mind as well and it perhaps can control what he will do next...Also, a very sad death occurs. Enjoy!
Date published: 2009-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Order of the Phoenix This is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series. Harry has told the wizard world that Voldemort is back, but no one seems to believe him, except Harry's friends and Dumbledore. A wizard council is formed in order to somehow figure out a way to bring Voldemort down. As Harry returns to school, he endures the gossip and harsh remarks about his "lies". The ministry of magic has also taken over Hogwarts in order to keep students from believing the truth of Voldemort's return. Harry becomes frustrated, and he is punished. However, then Harry and his friends become aware that Sirius has been taken. He and his friends must sneek out of the school in order to save him. Will the wizard world finally believe Harry?
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let the rebellion begin! Here we go, finally, more action! Harry is rebelling! A much better installment than the 4th, for myself. I felt this one was much more interesting, as Voldemort is back and Harry is getting ready. Sadly, Harry is now the outcast of the wizarding world, with no one believing his stories about Voldemort's return. However, the creation of Dumbledore's Army was one of my favourite moment in the series. The ending, yet again, left me heartbroken, but readers can begin to see the darkness creeping into the story. Clearly, Harry's last two years at school will be anything but easy. A great way to continue the last half of the story.
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever... This is the best book in the world to me... JK really makes the reader feel the words and actions of the characters... If stuck on an island this is the book I would want with... It really helps to read the other before it but it is well worth the read even if it is on its own.... LOVE IT .... thank you JK for a huge adventure...
Date published: 2007-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. I found that it was really captivating, so much that it took me 1 and 1/2 days to finish reading. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix was not my favourite of the Harry Potter series but I think that it was a very very good book all the same.
Date published: 2006-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not up to My Expectations The book was okay, but not as good as the last book for some reason. First, it was too long and repetitive. The storyline is a bit too depressing and repressing for Harry. It makes me too angry, i'm sure other people feel it too. Personally, i don't like that kind of story. i think there was too much pain Harry had to endure. ...anyways, the length was a bit unreasonable too. There wasn't much going on, just Umbridge torturing Harry, i don't think it's that important to write 10 chapters just on that topic. It's longer than the fourth, but there wasn't big events like the triwizard tournament. I don't think it needs to be that long. But other than that, the book is good, it's just not as good as i expected it to be...maybe my expectations were too high, but the fourth book was really very good, so i was expecting something equal or better. but nonetheless, jk is an excellent writer!
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Magic The fifth book in the Harry Potter Series. This book is amazing. It has great writing. Full of magic, friendship, love, mischief, death, and a lot more. This is one of the best books in the series. Harry meets new people, falls in love, and once again meets Voldemort. The only problem is, when he goes to try and destroy voldemort, his friends get hurt in the process and someone very close to him dies. This book has a lot of events, and even though it may be long, it is worth a read!
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She's done it again She created a book to bogal the mind
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Of The Series! I absoloutly love this book. I'd have to say it is better than The Half Blood Prince.. It was so interesting. I HIGHLY RECOMEND it. Monika
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome J.K. Rowling has done it again. More twists and turns are added to the ever thickening plot as the Harry Potter saga continues. I can't wait to see what happens next. Much darker then previous books.
Date published: 2006-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Potter's growing up! I loved this book. . . it's great to see that JK Rowling is acknowledging that these kids have hormones. Definiely looking forward to the next (and last) in the series. I'll probably read 1 through 6 again before reading 7. I love Harry Potter and Ron Weasley!!!
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Stars Not my all time fav. but still a worthwhile read
Date published: 2006-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Harry Potter fan!! I love Harry Potter, and have read the books so many times that I am now attempting to read them in Spanish - my second language! I love the way JK writes! All of the books in the Harry Potter series are amazing! The way she can lure you into a magical world is astonding! I´m excited for the last one! I want to know what´s going to happen!
Date published: 2006-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She's done it again! JK Rowling has an innate ability to take the world around and create something magical! Her characters continue to develp and discover themselves in this 5th installment in the Harry Potter series. JK Rowling has truly captured the teenage essense and frustration that is adolesence. Combine this with Harry's charmingly befuddled way with girls, and a wizard out to kill him, and you've found yourself a smashing read! With the answers leaving you only wanting more, and many answers still yet to come, Order of the Phoenix is a fabulous addition to the Harry Potter series, and one of my favorites. Kudos Mrs.Rowling! My hat is off to you again!
Date published: 2006-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't stop reading it! I love this book so much! J.K.Rowling describes everything so well you can picture yourself there! I loved this book so much I had to read it again. Reading it makes me in a good mood. When I am sad I say I wish I could go to Hogwarts! Keep up the excellent work Mrs.Rowling!
Date published: 2005-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORIBLE i read this book thinking it would get better but no it is awful and if i were you i wouldn't read it either
Date published: 2005-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORST BOOK TO DATE I absolutly hate the book. I like the others but this one was just bad, it took me 3 years to read because everytime I tried to read it I got so bored I fell asleep. The book is just bad, it goes on and on about nothing. I think JK Rowling has lost her touch and is only continuing for more money. I would not reccomend this book and I hope no more people will buy it. IT SUCKS!
Date published: 2005-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Series The Harry Potter series is absolutly amazing. I wonder how Ms. Rowling came up with the idea of the wizarding world. It is just so cool how she describes everything and sometimes I wish that there was really magic and muggles and Hogwarts. Then, I'd be the only international muggle-born witch. It would be so cool. By the way, the books rock.
Date published: 2005-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A secretive tale with electryfing twists! This book might not have had as much action throughout the book but surely the end would of satisfied any reader! While the story unfolds Harry really starts to get his teen characteristics, dating's just one of them, and by the end so many secrets were revealed, a bit confusing, but definately satisfing. I really can't believe that some could rate this so low, the book itself is like a rebellion between harry's feelings towards others and his high temper and hate towards certain horrible teachers... J.k. you haven't lost your touch yet!! Keep writing! and please let Harry win The second war!!!
Date published: 2005-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from harry rocks! i personally love all harry potter books and the 4th one i found was the best one. The oRder of the Phoenix was very hard to get into. Not to discourage anyone, but the first 400 pages were possibly the most boring thing i've ever read. But once you start reading and really getting into the story and all the little details this book has to offer you will definitely love it. It's a must read. You get to find out some really cool things at the end!
Date published: 2005-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well..... When I got this book, like many others I was excited, but after reading it I was dissapointed. It wasn'y the worst book I read or anything, but it didn't find it was as interesting and as thrilling as the other books. The third book was my for sure favorite. And when I read the 4th I thought it was GOOD but not GREAT. Ever since she got really popular she seems to have begun to go down hill. She hasn't been writing as well as before. I think all the popularity is geting to her, either by not having enough time, or making her feel over-confident.
Date published: 2005-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from GRAB SOME POPCORN!!! Grab some pie (or popcorn), it got so boring at parts! I mean really, not the best thing to use- chapters of rubbish! Also, I was too confused- there's too many characters! I mean, some are so unimportant! I think J.K. Rowling would have over five hundred readers more from just one city if she made it interesting. I mean, the fourth one is brilliant, but the fifth one just gets on your nerves. Also, I think there should have been more action!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from half blood prince This was the greatest harry potter book and should be read at any age can't wait to read the half blood prince
Date published: 2005-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J.K> Rowling rocks This book was one of the best books I ever read. It was very exciting and cool. My favourite characters are Voldemort and Hagrid. Bye
Date published: 2005-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing this book in the harry potter series is my fave so far. J.K. Rowling out did herself this time. i would recomed this book to anyone. the ending was a real shock but still enjoyable and even made my cry a little. READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
Date published: 2005-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a real winner As always JK just pulls you right in from the start. If you have read any of the books then you will know what I mean. If you haven't read it then what are you waiting for. It is that perfect balance between reality and magic, innocence and rebellion and passion of the heart and mind. I can't wait for the 6th book to come out. I'm sure I will give that a 5 star as well. There are some tragic parts in it but it makes Harry and everyone seem so real because she has written a character then everyone can relate to at some point. Definetly worth buying (I've had it for less then a year and have read it 4 times).
Date published: 2005-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Yawn This book was an ok book the fourth one was better it was not long i finished in five days the thimg you find about harry at the end was so stupid it was in your face in all the books. Fred and Grorge are the cool
Date published: 2005-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, but LONG I think that this book is really long, but it made me realize that Harry is just like us. He can get mad to! Most of my friends think that I'm crazy because I like Harry Potter so much, but I can't help it! I have to recommend this book because it might seem a little slow at the beginning, but by the end of chapter 1 you will probably have to find out what happens next. The size of the book may be a little disturbing, but it's only really long because it is so interesting!!!!! If you like fantasy, adventure, and magic. It's almost guaranteed you'll love this book!
Date published: 2005-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could have been better Okay, I'll admit this wasn't one of the best but it was still good! My favourite characters are Fred and George. I liked Umbridge as a character. No matter how evil she was, she always made me laugh (probably because she reminded me of my Geo teacher). I highly recommend this book but only if you'll really commit yourself. It takes awhile to get into but the end and what you find out about Harry is really startling!
Date published: 2005-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!! It is an awesome book! Full of new adventures and mysteries every step of the way! Thanks to J.K. Rowling for her beautifully written books. I love them all! Check out all the rest of the parts. Hope you enjoy it!
Date published: 2005-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS SUCKS!!!!! It is one of the most HORRIBLE book I've EVER read! I don't know what happened to JK Rowling, it sucks! DON'T BUY IT! IT IS WASTE OF MONEY!
Date published: 2005-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rowling loosing her touch! Ok, don't get me wrong, I liked the first 3 books. They were really well written and the story was deep and interesting. I thought that the fourth book would be a real good read. Man was I wrong. And now the 5th book is here and I must say that I was not at all impressed. The first time I read it I found dozens of plot holes and the story was so predictable that I pretty much knew the end way before I even got there. It was full of useless information, (honestly, who cares what happened in the first week of school?) and was so borring I nearly gave up. If you want a book about youngh magicians and evil lords, look somewhere else. All I can say is I hope Rowling picks up the pace before the next book.
Date published: 2005-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not J.K Rowling's best work The first 3 books were pretty good. After that I didn't like it as much. J.K Rowling is losing her touch. When i read these books they were great but then her style changed in a bad way. She always seems to rush her books and not put her soul into them as she did in the past 3 books. To all the Harry Potter fans I don't mean to put you down but who says her next book will be any better.
Date published: 2005-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not quite what i expected harry potter is an adicting series. i've been hooked since my teacher read me the first book in grade 5. i found, however, that though book five is an extremly and inescapably important part in the harry potter saga, it wasn't quite as good as i hoped it to be. fred and george's antics were a chapter by chapter humourous section which i enjoyed a hundred times over. my complaint though was dolores jane umbridge. she was absolutly evil. and i enjoyed mocking the character in my mind's eye, but after several repetitive chapters of how she made life horrid for harry, i had the point, and yet rowling continued. i wished only for a reprieve of her longated details of how sinister this woman was. we the readers had quite understood this fact quite early in the book. and though the things she did to harry (you'll have to read to find out!) were somewhat important, i feel they ought to have been less detailed as the book drove on. simply a page or two would suffice, but rowling would spend entire chapters describing one detention!. i did enjoy the book though, but mainly because i was prepossed in it's favour. i had predetermined that i was to enjoy the book because after all, it was still my beloved harry potter series.
Date published: 2005-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not as good as others I in most peoples terms I would not be considered a hardcore fan because of what I think of this book and because I do not indulge myself in anything other then the books(though I can say that i have been reading the Harry Potter books before most of the 'hardcore fans' have-since the second book was new). This book was in my opinion a disappointment just like the second book, and all it had to offer was it's ending and the new information we receive from 'the marauder days'. I do hope the next book is exciting like books 1,3,and 4 and am waiting for it to come. I still do think that Rowling is a master when it comes to her Harry Potter books, but I need more of that intrigue, mystery, and suspense that made these books so popular with me in grade 3, when I was looking for books that got me to think,yet still had words in my academic level(warning I'm going to brag: it was at a grade 5 level) peace and safe reading!
Date published: 2005-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I found that while some parts of the book were dull, the rest was Amazing. It is a work of art. It was somthing of a relief to find that J.K. put some real life things into the book. It makes the series that much more interesting for the readers to indulge themselves in.
Date published: 2005-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! This was a great book. If you are the magical fantasy type that likes a good adventure, this book is for you. It is interessting and it had me on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down! I continually read it for 6 hours once! It is a classic and you will not want to miss it.
Date published: 2004-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Blah..! Realistic? Is that your excuse? Are you really looking for realism in a fantasy novel? How realistic can you get when Harry is constantly surrounded by goblins and trolls, unicorns, centaurs, giants, gargantuan lake squids, and living garden nomes? If you're a hardcore fan of the novels then maybe you won't mind. I didn't at first, but after I finished the novel I wasn't too impressed. I wasn't looking for realism. HARRY POTTER IS A FRICKIN' WIZARD! I was looking for a suspenseful and entertaining read. This book wasn't the most entertaining. The only reason I got through it is because it is Harry Potter, and the first four novels were jolly good. I've tried to read the book again, but it's just way too damn insipid. I've read the other books many, many times before. It just seems that Rowling has lost her touch or simply given up, and this book was some pathetic attempt to rake in money. Pathetic in the sense that this book is cr^p.
Date published: 2004-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Come On!!!!!!!!!!!! This book was excellent one of my favs. whats wrong with you people. It was just as good or better. Did you ever think that Harry has more to life then Magic, action, and violence! What's wrong with some romance Harry needs some happiness in his dreadful life.
Date published: 2004-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My God! I hate to say this to such a good author, but at first, her first three books had a rich essence that she captured that I believe no one else could capture. Now I am very disappointed in what little effort she put in, a good portion of the book was love, love, and more love, no magic, and in the beginning about him going to court, no the main character of the story will go to jail, so stereotypical, of course he's going to win it. She's lost her touch, taste, and her mind, you might as well skip the first 400 pages and the last hundred are still boring and incredibly stupid.
Date published: 2004-11-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Let Down.... Going into this book i was expecting another master peice by J.K Rowling but when i finished the book I relized it was quite a let down. The plot was non-exsisting, the character line was thin and the ending was stupid. I would still recommend this book to Harry Potter lovers but don't be over expecting anything like I did or be ready for a let down. My advice for those of you who are just starting to read it .. skip the first 300 pages or so. It is so hard to get into!!! She should have compacted it into an easy 300 pages. It would have been more injoyable for the reader and less heavy to carry. lol Happy Reading!
Date published: 2004-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A huge dissapointment! This is probably one of the worst books that I have ever read, at least in my opinion. I don’t feel that I learnt anything of extreme importance, and Harry's little tantrums are completely unrealistic and become extremely annoying, very quickly. I'm surprised that I even made it through the book. I have indeed read the other books and I sincerely enjoyed them. I feel however that this book was poorly written, it may please many minds, but some readers who have high expectations of what they read, or at least for the Harry Potter series may be disappointed (you might disagree, but it is the truth, as long as your not a diehard Harry fan, or are a extremely diehard fan of the books). Sure the other books aren't full of important events, but they are somewhat entertaining and enjoyable because they were well written. Which, I feel that this book is not, as I have previously stated. I guess maybe my expectations have risen over the years. Go read The Lord of the Rings.
Date published: 2004-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Order I have to admit, Rowling did not do badly with her latest installment of 'Harry Potter'. It includes adventure,lure,excitement...almost everything that you can think of. Even sadness, which is still something that I dont agree with in this book. If you have read it, which I should hope you have, you will understand. The reader can see how Harry has changed from his first year at Hogwarts to now. The other characters have been worked on, therefore allowing them to be more, shall I say, rounded. I certainly await her new book, whatever she may deside to call it, and will spend the time re-reading her past ones, looking for hidden clues.
Date published: 2004-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does't get any better than this! I thought Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix was one of j.k rowlings best. The plot was more than amazing and the story was just long enough. I do wish it had more suspense in the beginning. This book was excellent excellent EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2004-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read I started reading this book and soon realized that I couldn't put it down. i loved the plot and it was quite funny in several parts. I ended up reading it twice! This book is definitly a must read!
Date published: 2004-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have read all of the Harry Potter books and this one is by far the best! I love the Harry Potter series and i hope to encourage more to read this books. Thank you!
Date published: 2004-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Book Worthy of the name 'Magic'! An Order. A Mystery. A Prophecy. Some magic, and a whole lot of action. That is what Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is. J.K. Rowling is truly a wonderful writer with a brilliant imagination. When Harry is whisked away from his Aunt and Uncle's home on Privet Drive, he is taken to Sirius Black's zany house. There Harry is kept; and he is also kept away from many secrets as well. Harry, of course, see's no reason as to why the Order, which consists of Harry's friend and elders, should keep secrets from him. After the You Know Who scare in his fourth year, Harry is biund to find out what the adults are talking about late at night. Is it about Harry? Harry goes on a quest and suddenly, he is wound up in great danger. Harry also loses a loved one, which made even J.K. Rowling cry about. In all, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a wondeful book that any Harry Potter fan will enjoy!
Date published: 2004-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! When I bought this book, I knew it would be a good read and I was right! Although it has some sad events in it such as one of the main characters died in a battle! However, I loved the part where Harry Potter faces Voldemort's Death Eaters but this time, he's not alone! He has his faithful best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger with him, a forgetful but determined Neville Longbottom, no more bashful Ginny Weasley, and a new and strange companion Luna Lovegood with him! All of you HP, RW, HG, GW, NL, LL fans, you will love it because it's a simply amazing book!
Date published: 2004-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don`t get why people are panning it! I thought that this was an incredible book! I don`t understand why people were giving it a thumbs down! I thought that although there was just as much detail as the previous books, it still flowed wonderfuly. I read the book in just over a day! People who don`t think the book is good seem to expect something to happen every 5 pages, and that Harry will always behave himself perfectly. I didn`t mind the length of the book at all, in fact, the longer the better! I really enjoy what is going on between Ron and Hermione, I think that Siriuses death will really have a point to it , I admire how J.K. finally wove in Harry`s destiny. One other thing I think was genius was how the whole adventure in the end was because Harry made a mistake. I think that this showed that Harry isn`t perfect! I think that people expect Harry to be way to.........anti-teenager! But anyway, all in all, best book in the series, hands down. Now we just have to wait a few years for the new ones :(
Date published: 2004-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!!!! This was a wonderful book, and anyone who doesn't grasp the plot line either needs to read it more carefully or shouldn't be reading such a complex and brilliant book.
Date published: 2004-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absoulutely Brilliant! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a very very good book. J.K. Rowling is an absoulute genius for coming up with Harry Potter. The only major critisism I have with this book is that it is very long. It would have been better if condensed to 400-480 pages. Some of the events in the book didn't make sense. Overall, it was a good book. I hope she continues the series. Happy Reading!
Date published: 2004-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BORING! This was no where near as good as I expected! I can't beleive this book made millions. The only reason I read it was because I couldn't find anything better to do. People in this story weren't nearly as good as they were in the other ones. Not worth it!
Date published: 2004-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting... this book was not as good as the rest of them it was almost quite depressing and in parts, boring harrys change of personality was not good but otherwise I loved it! a good read!
Date published: 2004-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from people who don't like Harry Potter SUCK!!! Okay, I just have to say first of all that Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix is the most inspiring peices of literature that I have ever come across. Not only is it action filled and interesting, but it REFLECTS REAL LIFE. What I think that people don't understand is that you cannot expect five epic adventures with explosions and intriguing information every two seconds. This last book is a breath of fresh air; despite the fact that it is based on magic, it is able to reflect real life in that not everything turns out the way you think it should! Sometimes, life drags on and is boring! Sometimes, the information you recieve is not as fabulously intriguing as you wanted it to be! THIS IS THE WAY THINGS ARE! Not that I thought that this story was boring, however. I know for a fact that everything in this story was important, and that even if some parts seemed meaningless, they were obviously build-ups for later on in the series. So, to everyone who says that this story was boring, meaningless, brought down your opinions of certain characters, stinking drivel, or just plain disappointing, I say GET OVER YOURSELF AND GROW YOURSELF A BRAIN! To everyone who liked it, good for you! You are intelligent and can recognise amazing literature when you see it :)!
Date published: 2003-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so good.... I liked the first 4 books but this one was pretty bad. The entire book would have made a better read had it been condensed into 300 pages.
Date published: 2003-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SImply Brilliant this book is by far the best one in the series. I've always enjoyed POA prizoner of Azkaban, but this one was just...amazing. Its filled with drama, action, and even a little romance to top it off. This book, this series, is so realistic. I'll leave it at that. Just experience it for yourself, and you'll see.
Date published: 2003-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from could have been better! I honestly think that this book could very well have been better. I did not really like the change in which Harry's personality went through....it was still quite good, but the other four were far better. Anyways, happy reading!
Date published: 2003-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix I loved the fifth Harry Potter book. I couldn't put it down! J.K. Rowling is a genius!
Date published: 2003-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Epic Tale Here is another book writen by J.K. Rowling. I am glad to see another one but i was rather dissapointed with the effort put in this book. I would say in this book the best parts was the fight at the end of the book and when Cho Chang expersed her feelings towards harry. Unfortunetly Harry is biting peoples heads off in this book. I hope the next book in the series will have a lot more action.
Date published: 2003-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How Harry Potter RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For anyone who likes a good adventure story, this is a great book! This time J.K. Rowling has really outdone herself! If there was a 10 star option, I would choose 11! It was quite sad, but well written, discribing teenagers perfectly, with something everyone can relate to. Even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan (is there such a thing?), you should read this because you won't be dissapointed!
Date published: 2003-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How Harry Potter RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For anyone who likes a good adventure story, this is a great book! This time J.K. Rowling has really outdone herself! If there was a 10 star option, I would choose 11! It was quite sad, but well written, discribing teenagers perfectly, with something everyone can relate to. Even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan (is there such a thing?), you should read this because you won't be dissapointed!
Date published: 2003-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Star of the Show Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix steals the show. I love Harry Potter potter books and I didn't like # 4 that much but # 5 is the best. AND SOME1 DIES. Read it. And if your kids play wizard , buy them all the Harry Potter books in Large Print it makes them feel like a wizard. iT IS A BIT MORE EXPENSIVE BUT IT WILL MAKE YOUR KIDS READ. J.k Rowling made my friends read. Its because of her for most of the reading children in North America. Read the harry Potter series
Date published: 2003-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Star of the Show Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix steals the show. I love Harry Potter potter books and I didn't like # 4 that much but # 5 is the best. AND SOME1 DIES. Read it. And if your kids play wizard , buy them all the Harry Potter books in Large Print it makes them feel like a wizard. iT IS A BIT MORE EXPENSIVE BUT IT WILL MAKE YOUR KIDS READ. J.k Rowling made my friends read. Its because of her for most of the reading children in North America. Read the harry Potter series
Date published: 2003-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its The Best! This book is the best! It keeps you guessing to the end! It disappoints me that she only has two more left to write. But the sooner the better! Everyone should read this book!
Date published: 2003-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Story just loved the book and i am waiting for the next one to come out
Date published: 2003-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm awestruck! This is yet another fantastic addition to the already astounding series by J.K.Rowling that has left me speechless. The plot becomes more intricate as Harry Potter's life is the wizarding world gets a few twists.
Date published: 2003-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book!!!!! When I was done reading this book i couldn't belive it!!!!! My Jaw was droped so far down i colulden't get it up!!!!! All in all A MUST READ!!!!!
Date published: 2003-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing! J.K Rowling has taken the world of writing by storm! Harry and his friends enter their 5th year at Hogwarts dramatically. Almost everyone in the wizarding world sees him as an attention-seeking kid spreading rumors that a certain Dark wizard has returned. Little does Harry know that he would be facing an entirely strange year...
Date published: 2003-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book*!* that book was so good... i read it in lyk 5days i couldnt put it down... i loved it! Keep up to good work J.K. Roling
Date published: 2003-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK IN SERIES Pheonix brings an amazing journey through Harry's fifth year at hogwarts that I found most enjoyable of all the books in the series. Harry's temper raises alot of points which brings out the evil side of him, I can't believe Rowling came up with this fifth book's storyline. Lots of suspense that will make you read all day long. It may be diffrent from the rest of the series, but that's what makes the story the best in the series. The death of the person wasn't so bad to me. Buy it! It's worth it!
Date published: 2003-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Pheonix is my hero!!!!!!! Great book!!Great book!! Great book!!!! Loved it so much!!!!! I was jumping around so much as my Dad read it to me that I think he thought I had to go to the bathroom!!! Best in the series!!! Even better then the 3rd one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's my 2nd favorite book in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Favorite book: Howie Monroe and the doghouse of Doom.)
Date published: 2003-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sniffles for Snuffles This was a really good book, but was a lot more mature then the rest of the series. It definatly wasn't the best in the series, so a lot of people were disapointed, but it definatly wasn't the worst, either. My only disapointment with it was the death of my favorite character, but I'm sure Rowling had a reason for it, even if it's not clear right away. Overall, a great read.
Date published: 2003-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A different direction for Rowling The main thing to understand when reading Order of the Phoenix is that it is a much different book from the others in the series. If you fail to recognize this, you will be bitterly disappointed and feel cheated. If you keep this in mind, you will be be able to see and appreciate this book for what it is. Rowling has done a great job of changing Harry from a character who is always displayed as nearly flawless except for the occasional naivete into more of a tragic hero, complete with his own character flaws which he must come to terms with and overcome in order to succeed. If predictability is what you expect from a series, you will not enjoy this book. However, if you do not mind the fact that these characters and the story line itself have developed and changed to many directions, then this story will be a joy to read and a welcome addition to the HP series.
Date published: 2003-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good this book was really good but at times like when harry was going yo St. mungos hospital it got boring htere for some reason. I could understand why Harry was irritated and angry but at sometimes he just lashed out for no point at his friends.
Date published: 2003-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Living Time I tried to like it, I really did, but it was the worst mish-mash of nothing I have ever read. It dragged and dragged and Harry was so out of character--bad manners don't have to go with being a teenager. Rowling's lost her touch and it was too much like the book, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. But she didn't do a good job on Ender's ideas. So she made another fifty million dollars out of a lot of idiots, myself included. I want my money back!!!
Date published: 2003-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME!!! This book was great! It was full of action and adventure! It kept me up all night reading! I could never put it down! It was full of suspence so when your mom told you to go to bed you were constantly saying Oh mom just 5 more minutes! This book is great for children and a lovely read!
Date published: 2003-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I waited three years for this? While I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Harry, Hermione, Ron and the others, I was rather disappointed with this book. Virtually nothing happened, the big reveal at the end wasn't anything we didn't already know or surmise, and Sirius's death was not that big of a deal. I am still amazed with Rowling's imagination and love seeing her inventions coming to life. It was kind of cool to see Neville Longbottom kind of come into his own. Hagrid was almost unrecognizable for some reason. This book seemed to be written for a slightly older audience, or perhaps it was just the obvious maturing of Harry, Ron and Hermione. I am looking forward to the next book, but I hope J.K. comes up with something a lot more exiting to read than the Order of the Phoenix.
Date published: 2003-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average at best I was fairly disappointed with this fifth installment. She had a fantastic formula with the first three books, short, sweet, and full of adventure. In the fourth book J.K. holds her own because even with the added length, the book still moves reasonably quickly. The fifth book, however, does not offer this quick pace until more than half the book is finished (which would be fine if there was a goal, revelations, something other that whining and drivel). There were a number of times that I almost stopped reading because if I read Harry whine one more time or Ron and Hermione argue just once more I would have thrown it in the fire. Yes Harry comes to some realizations and has to learn to deal with his anger (wasn't that Return of the Jedi?), but enough is enough (pardon the cliché). I will say the ending was well formed and exciting but we need some original ideas please.
Date published: 2003-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book This book is by far the best. The beginning is a little hard to get into, but i gave it the chance it deserves since J.K Rowling is a genusis. I love her books. Anyways back to the book, as i got to it the ending was explosive. Pure amazement is all I can say. This book is the best and it has an amazing ending. I recomend it for anyone young or old. Thumbs up to rowling on this work of art.!!
Date published: 2003-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome It is such a great book. There are so many astonishing twists & turns.
Date published: 2003-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Series peaked at book four. Up until The Goblet of Fire, the Harry Potter books kept getting better and better, but this book did not at all live up to my expectations. I adored book four, but this book was disappointing. Nothing of any importance happened until the very end when a major character dies, and even the death of that character was unneccessary. I don't know why Harry hasn't killed himself yet just to end his misery. It seems like there's nothing left to happen to him, since he's already been to hell and back. I honestly don't know what Rowling is going to fill up two more books with if this is as good as it gets. Also, Dumbledore didn't explain ANYTHING of importance to Harry at the end. I thought it would be something huge, like Voldemort was Harry's real father or something, and there was so much suspense leading up to the declaration, but what he actually said was obvious and pointless. I read over that paragraph twice to make sure I hadn't missed something, because I was like We already knew that! The last chapter did not make me want to read the next book at all. There's been way too much hype over this mediocre novel. I'm a writer myself, and while I was reading this book I kept thinking I could have wrote this or that so much better.
Date published: 2003-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantabulous! this book is even more thrilling than the last four! it begins with a little dragging of scences and chapters... but closer to the end it explodes with exciting, dangerous and hilarious plot! i highly recommend this book for people of all ages! you will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2003-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another victorious achievement The first four books were prizewinners. However, three years of waiting was definitely worth it. Rowling’s painstaking effort to construct book five has opened my eyes into the world of evolution and emotional change. By incorporating a new set of ideals through Harry’s new attitude upon life and death, Rowling has meticulously bonded the essence of warmth, compassion, iniquity, and assiduousness into a magical creation – one that all ages are bound to savour. Her inevitable success has made her fifth book even better than its predecessors. It is evident that Harry is entering a world where he undergoes excruciating and psychological pains – both unexpected and perplexing. Allowing her readers to sharply question Harry’s next motives, Rowling has unrelentingly propelled her skill in opening our imaginations and taking it to a whole new level. Currently fifteen, I find it quite easy to relate myself to Harry’s predicaments. Whilst educating myself through the eyes of Harry Potter, I have grown to love Rowling’s experimental works with her characters. By scrupulously crafting each and every character with unique qualities highlights her virtuosity, intricacy, and proficiency towards broadening her choice of personalities – allowing her readers to hold favorites and carefully distinguish between the immoral and moral. Her fifth novel has shown readers that in the world of magic, there are many aspects quite analogous to our muggle world – the way we perceive events, psychological conflicts, and most importantly, the growing pains of adolescence. She has delicately amalgamated the concept of heroism with dedication, as well as proving that martyrdom is a gift that may evoke a depressing close. Rowling’s ability to teach life lessons, the consequences of betrayal, the absence of a loved one, while including humour has kept me focused throughout the whole novel. Although the novel concludes with an utterly disheartening event, I have greatly admired the time and effort she has integrated into her fifth novel. It is an honour having all five of her Harry Potter novels within my collection of books. I am anticipating the next magically crafted Harry Potter novel!
Date published: 2003-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Maturity I just wanted to say this was one of the better Harry Potter books, not that there have been any *bad* ones. It seems that JK is maturing as a writer just as Harry matures throughout the novels. Though the book is darker than any and probably all the pervious put together it is by far the most entertaining, sad, and most informative of the series thus far. It's long for those not used to books of that size but hooks you and keeps your attention till it's all over. I really did love it and recommend it to anyone who will listen.
Date published: 2003-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BLOODY BOOK EVER!!! Great action, lots of suspense, and great story line.
Date published: 2003-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!! AWSOME BOOK!!!~ This was one of the best harry Potter books I have ever read!!! the plot was okay in the begining but after about the second/third chapter the book started to get VERY interesting with many mischeivious plots!!...I hate Mrs.Umbridge...you'll see why...I highly recommend this book for people of ALL ages!! You won't be able to put it down until the VERY end!!...Enjoy this AMAZING BOOK!!!!
Date published: 2003-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathless I have to say that this book was my favorite out of the whole series, because it delt with more then the previous books. I would not recomend reading this book if you have not read the 4 other books because there is a lot to understand from past books. It was very upsetting to me when a character in the book passed away, although I had somewhat of an idea as to who it was going to be. That of course did not stop me from becoming very upset at the thought of that character not being in the next books. I recomend that everyone should read this series. It was Harry Potter who turned my dislike in read totally around, now I read day and night. I cannot wait for the next book to be released!
Date published: 2003-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from hp and the ootp it was good...but i knew the caracter taht died was going to die cus i skipped ahead:( he didnt hafta die!it was so pointless..and too much detail was put into everything..about 100 pages could of been vut out..and the romance between cho and harry was pointless.
Date published: 2003-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way To go J.K. Rowling This book is more grown up than all the previous Harry Potter's. Which makes sense as Harry is now 15. It wouldn't be right if life didn't get more complicated for Harry as life usually does for all of us as we grow up. Temper tantrums and frustration, confusion and vunerability continue to make Harry seem REAL in this latest edition. I was very pleased with J. K. Rowling's latest, it can't be all fun and games when there's evil to fight. I eagerly anticipate the next.
Date published: 2003-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Amazing and Suspenseful Harry's fifth year is not one that Harry and the readers will forget! Harry learns many new things about his past that will excite you in a million ways. J.K. Rowling manages to keep you holding on to the book and you can't put it down! It is like she has put a permanent stick-charm on the book. The main characters have you feeling for them, but one caharcter in particular makes you feel like you need to jump into the book and defend your favourite characters. It is truly amazing and it is a book you will never completely forget!!!
Date published: 2003-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best one yet! This one is probably the best one yet! we get to go further into harry's summer and in to his mind!It is very suspensful and is one of those books you can't put down. I feel this the same with all five books, but this one my mom had to pull the book away from me i liked it sooo much!
Date published: 2003-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awe Inspiring this book was pure amazement. the best so far in the series, as it carries on the story in a way that does not make the reader bored in any way. the story telling manner grows w/ harry, and with the reader. the new twists and turns are excellent, and it was a book that i literally could not put down.
Date published: 2003-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from could've been better Well, my favourite book of the HP series is still Prisoner of Azkaban with all the twists and a REAL defense against the dark arts teacher Lupin. The fifth book is not bad, but with all the emotion and anger that Harry is going through, it's not that fun comparing to the other books of the series. At first I was a bit annoyed with all the introduction of the Order and the members...(c'mon, who'd remember them all??) But then as the story progresses, it answers all the questions that I've been wondering about since book 1. My favourite moments of book 5 has got to be Fred and George's parts...just so hilarious that I couldn't stop laughing! I know that quite a few people considered this book boring and all, but I still think that it is very entertaining...although it could've been better... as for the character who died...I have a hunch that the character will come back in another form in book 6. It's only fitting in the rule of children's literature!!!!!
Date published: 2003-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I waited a LONG time for Harry Potter V to come out...it was definitely worth it! I couldn't stop crying in the end and I recommend this book to ANYONE who has read the other four books, mainly because a new Harry Potter reader probably wouldn't understand. It was hard to accept the ending but still, overall it was the best of the series and I CAN'T wait until Book VI comes out!
Date published: 2003-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Crazy for Harry This book was very good. It wasn't as adventurous as all the other books but it explained alot to the reader. In this book it answers most of your questions you had about this wizard boy, named 'Harry Potter'. This is among my favourites.
Date published: 2003-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK!!! This book has everything a reader could wish for, including great fighting scenes along with suspense that only j.k. rowling has the ability to create. I recommend this book to anyone who likes reading....and all the people who don't....but i suggest u read the first 4 first. In my opioning this book was just as good or better then the first 4! I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE 6th BOOK COMES OUT!!
Date published: 2003-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER! The Order of the Pheonix was the best book I have ever read! There was so many unexpected things, it was amazing! I can't wait for the next book. Wonder what's going to happen...
Date published: 2003-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Well, I'm only giving this book a 4 because I do think it lacked a little bit in the part where Voldemort was at the Ministry of Magic. The fighting scene wasn't as suspenseful as in the Goblet of Fire, but it still had its' charm. Overall, I half-expected the now deceased character to die in this book, I just had a hunch. And, apart from Harry's anger throughout the book, it was a very good read with a complex plot, and some new fresh characters to form opinions on. I highly suggest reading it, but read the other 4 first.
Date published: 2003-07-03