Harry Potter #5 og Fønixordenen
Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Series: Harry Potter #5
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published in English: 2003
Dansk titel: Harry Potter og Fønixordenen
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: March 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Children & Adventure
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Pottter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?
Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a big surprise on the Gryffindor Quidditch team; and the looming terror of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. But all these things pale next to the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named—a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwarts can stop.
As the grasp of darkness tightens, Harry must discover the true depth and strength of his friends, the importance of boundless loyalty, and the shocking price of unbearable sacrifice.
His fate depends on them all
I will start by saying that this is one of my least favorite books in the series, and that isn’t because it’s bad at all. It’s mainly because I hate Umbridge more than words can translate, and having to read about her so much just infuriates me to death.
That being said, here are some of my thoughts on the book:
-mention of Regulus Black near the beginning of this book. I’ve noticed particularly during this re-read that J.K. Rowling tends to mention characters a book or two before they will have any importance to the story. She seriously knew what she was doing while writing these books.
-it’s so weird to think that Sirius is related to Narcissa and Bellatrix! Sirius is such an amazing human, and he was born into a terrible family, which is pretty true of a lot of people. Just because you come from something/somewhere terrible, that doesn’t mean you can’t be different and be good.
-Ron and Hermione becoming prefects is just so great. Surely there would be a better candidate in their year to be the male prefect, yet Dumbledore chose Ron. Why? Because Dumbledore knows that Ron always feels worthless in comparison to his five older brothers and him becoming prefect was enough to make him feel like a winner at something. Dumbledore is cool like that.
Quite often, I forget that St. Mungo’s exists since it’s not in the movies at all. Here, we get to see Neville’s parents, as well as Gilderoy Lockhart (who is adorable now and not at all annoying), and I would have been happy, if it was presented in the movie.
It sucks that Harry was banned from playing Quidditch this year, as I LOVE Quidditch. Harry was so sad because of it, which made him cranky and quite insane. HOWEVER, I love that Ginny took over for him as Seeker. I feel like Ginny has grown up so much already, and it’s particularly in this book that I grew to really like her. She’s so much better in the books than in the movies.
In the epic fight near the end of the book, Neville is badass. If you ever think that Neville isn’t brave until the last book, you are wrong. He was throwing himself at Death Eaters and Stunning the shit out of everybody. It was awesome.
As usual, lots of information was revealed in the last couple of chapters of the book. This particular book reveals a lot of stuff that most people were probably wondering about whilst reading the other four books, as well as information that you probably didn’t even think of. I love how many answers we get in this one.