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Harry Potter -Order of Phoenix-

How do you rate this latest Harry Potter book if you have already read it? Just give your feedback and don't reveal anything as there are many people including myself how haven't read it yet.
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*too scared to enter this thread in case I find out who dies*

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A LOT Of character development. It moves slower in action than the other books. I like it though. Of course, I would've liked anything because I am obsessed with Harry Potter books!

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Good, but Book 4 remains, IMO, the best of the series.

Totally disappointed by 'the death', i mean cedric thingie died in book 4, did you see anyone complaining but Cho?
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I loved it its different to the other 4 the first 500 pages are quite slow with just background stuff and school stuff.

Its in the last 150 pages the book get very exciting.

I think book 4 may still be the best book aswell!

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I was relieved by the death, actually. I was so worried she'd killed off my favourite character, I was relieved it wasn't him.

And considering the lenght of the book, I think it's a good thing the book is a bit slow. Otherwise I'd want to finish it from beginning to end in one go and I'd end up dropping everything else. Now, it took me longer to finish it, I could enjoy it a bit longer.

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i thought it was really good, and i was totally shocked by who died, it never even occured to me until close to the end that it would be that person, i even cried when it happened

i soooo want to read the next one now

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please can you tell me who is it that died? OK..i'll put it this way, please don't tell me that one of Harry Potter's best friends (Ron and the girl) died. I would be quite dissapointed!
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I think Cedric's death is meant to represent how far-reaching Voldemort's evil power stretches--meaning that even the most innocent person can die when he returns to power. Having said that, Book 4 is my least favorite of the series except for the school dance where Ron and Harry are miserable with their dates! I know that feeling!

Book 5 is excellent because it allows us to see how much Voldemort's evil has had a traumatic impact on Harry's life. Harry's rage at a world that does not understand him is the pinnacle of a teenager's experience in the world, but those experiences are magnified 10 times more for Harry. His development is the best part of Book 5.

I also enjoyed finding out why exactly that Professor Snape hated Harry's father so much. Sadly, Snape had no idea that Harry could relate to him. Professor Umbridge reminds me of some evil professors that I had in high school. I was thrilled by her comeuppance in the end. The arrival of the witches and wizards at Harry's house was priceless as was finding out who comprised the order of phoenix. Percy Wesley turned out to be the pompous dick I always suspected while his brothers escape from Hogwarts is both hilarious and touching. Harry's infatuation with Cho is dealt with quite nicely and the return train home gives a sinister edge to what could happen in Book 6.

All in all, I loved the book and hope that we don't have to wait another 3 years to find out what happens.
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Book 5 is excellent because it allows us to see how much Voldemort's evil has had a traumatic impact on Harry's life. Harry's rage at a world that does not understand him is the pinnacle of a teenager's experience in the world, but those experiences are magnified 10 times more for Harry. His development is the best part of Book 5.
I agree. Some people have said they don't like Harry in this book, but he's a 15-year old, going through puberty. That's how 15-year olds are!

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Actually, I thought that was a bit of a disappointment. I had hoped she'd have to face what she'd done. I loved professor Flitwick's remark though when the Weasley twins had released those fireworks. He lets Umbridge do the cleaning up for him, then says that he could have done it himself, of course, but didn't know whether or not he had the authority! LOL!


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I have to agree with most of the comments above, except I do think it is the best one so far.

Harry's mood swings and general angry demeanor are exactly like most teenagers at that age.

And yes, I certainly agree that Umbridge didn't really get the comeuppance she deserved!

The death, well I was a little disappointed. Both because of who it was, but also the way they died! How boring was that!

Otherwise, best of the bunch!
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This is my veview - I've posted it before but since I saved it I'll post it again instead of re-writing it.

Fave new character: Luna Lovegood
Best baddie: Professor Umbridge and Draco Malfoy
Funniest moment: There were a lot of funny one liners and Fred and George are always good comic relief. At the start where Mrs Wesley finds out Ron is a prefect and then goes, "Well that's all everyone in the familt" and George goes to her, "What are Fred and I, next-door neighbours?". lol I cracked up so hard over that. I also giggled a lot in the parts between Harry and Cho. Very cute. I also loved the scene where Peeves is trying to unscrew a chandelier and Professor McGonagall goes: "it unscrews the other way". And Luna Lovegood was hilarious with the ridiculous Lion head hat that roared and her laughing hysterically at Ron’s joke. Bless her.
Most annoying character: Professor Umbridge – I felt like strangling her! Harry was a bit of a whinge pot too.
Best bit overall: The ending where Professor Dumbledore explains everything. And P. McGonagall was really good in this book.
Most disappointing/boring bit: The beginning was a little slow. And the Order of the Phoenix didn’t quite live up to what I expected.
Most surprising/shocking bit: Dumbledore crying. I always expected him to be brave and not let things bother him but it showed a sign of weakness and it scared me. Also Harry being banned from Quidditch shocked the hell out of me.
Big death: I cried. It was so sad. One of my favourite characters too! *sniff* Also when it described the look on the characters face made it even more gut wrenching. I was depressed long afterwards, like I’ve lost a friend.
How long to read? 3 days including meals, sleep and other things.
Scary factor: 7
Overall book rating: 10
Side note: Ginny and Cho sure do get around.

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tsk tsk Viva, copying my comment about the Peeves scene
Uh oh BUSTED! Hehe, I knew I stole it from somewhere but couldn't remember!

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