Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was a complete rollercoaster. This series has always been close to my heart so it’s no surprise that I’m loving every single word on every single page, but this book brought it one step closer to perfection.
It’s Harrys fifth year at Hogwarts and this time he has his haunting memories of the graveyard following him around the school. With O.W.L.’s fast approaching, Harry must focus his attention on his studies, all while navigating the new ministry-run Hogwarts rules.
With a professor that will stop at anything to destroy Harry and his friends working on a plan to defeat Voldemort, can Harry survive his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
I’m going to start with Umbridge because she made me so angry. I feel like she’s one of those characters that are there just to annoy the reader and it worked so well that I felt like throwing my book across the room. Her stupid little giggles and interruptions and the way she treated the teachers, ugh, pure anger from me.
Harry, Hermione, and Ron have all grown up from the first book. They’re not the little children they used to be anymore and you can really tell in their words and thoughts throughout the book. For Harry, he’s turned into someone who’s really angry all the time which is kind of creepy. The connection between him and Voldemort is super strong and it’s almost controlling him. I think it’s so cool to see how they’re connected through a killing curse and now the prophecy that this book ends with.
The Order of the Phoenix was amazing. I loved seeing so many of my favorite characters in one setting and seeing them interact with each other just as I expected. Remus and Sirius were acting like fathers towards Harry which was adorable to see, Molly continued to be the loving mother of the family and the entire crew was just amazing.
12 Grimmauld Place was a magical setting even though it was super creepy. Being in Sirius’ childhood home put me into a place where I could learn more about him and his haunting past. I never realized how hard he had it in his childhood.
In terms of Hogwarts as a setting, I’ve always adored it and I always will. It’s an amazing setting and I can’t get enough.
Rowling’s writing kept me intrigued and wanting more the entire time. It was a captivating read and even though I knew how it was going to end, I wanted more, more, more.
I can’t wait to continue with this series! Only two more books left!