Book Review - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

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

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

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter, #5
First Published: June 21, 2003 by Scholastic Inc.
 Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 870
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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.


Unlike the previous book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, this time, it started with Harry’s POV and my excitement just keeps on pouring out of my eyes and my mouth haha, so exag! Just like the previous books in this series, this story is so easy to read because all were properly explained and you can still understand the whole story even without having to read the previous books (but I wouldn’t recommend such). There’s some few new words ofcourse that I need to consult my dictionary for its meaning, but so far, it didn’t destroy my reading experience.

I don’t have any scenes or lines that I find questionable at all and I didn’t meet some flaws. The reason why I am giving this story a 4-stars rating was because I was so so so annoyed with how Harry acts. I mean, in this book, he easily gets irritated and always finds himself in trouble, which was doubled from its previous books because of his temper. It’s understandable ofcourse because he just encountered Voldemort in his true body, but reading it in almost all the chapters in this book isn’t that enjoyable at all.

And yep, just as expected, Harry Potter’s adventure is getting more dangerous and more thrilling than its previous books. While I keep reading this story, I’ve quite remember some scenes from the movie  that’s why I can’t really contain my excitement. The wonder trio is still rocking the adventure with the addition of some new and familiar characters to the gang. Also, I can’t help but be amazed with Ron and especially Hermione’s understanding with Harry’s ballistic temper. There’s some new characters named in this story too that I find it quite hard to read and ofcourse, remember haha. But so far, all of them are so easy to keep track of. And speaking of characters, I really really really admire Mrs. Weasley. Yep, she can be annoying sometimes because of her “too” motherly trait and her overprotectiveness but I love the fact that she considers Harry like her own son and takes good care of him, and that’s really so touching. And ofcourse, my admiration for the Weasly twins is still there and I think it intensified with every book from the series that I’ve come to read. I just realized how troublesome they are after reading this book and I can’t help but giggle lol. Mr. Weasley ofcourse will never fail you too because he’s quite funny sometimes especially when he gets to discover some new things muggles use, like the felly tone haha. Those who have read the book or watched the movie can relate lol. I still can’t get over the word please man too lol.

And oh, I almost forgot, haha. Halfway through this story, we’ve got to read about Harry’s lovelife. And a little introduction to Ginny’s lovelife too and I can’t help but giggle with Ron’s big brother approach haha. After what I read and noticed from the 4th book, I also expected that Ron and Hermione would finally take their relationship to the next level, but to my dismay, it wasn’t! Oh well, I’m sure we’re almost there since both of their jealousies started to get more noticeable haha.

This book could have been amazing until I came to its last few pages. Huhu, I didn’t really expect that. Want to get some hints? Well, one character that is close to Harry will die. Huhu. But atleast, this time, all my questions about why Voldemort killed Harry’s parents and tried to kill him when he was a baby. And why Dumbledore wants Harry to live with his Aunt. Dang! It really pays off when you’re patient haha.

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6 years ago

This to me, was definitely a bit darker than the other books but in a very real way for Harry and in a way that while heartbreaking, made him so much stronger and into the person he needed to be in order to survive everything. This is one of my favorites!

6 years ago
Reply to  kindlemom1

I definitely agree. This one is probably my most memorable of all the books in the series too. I can’t recall reading other books that made me sob so hard like what this book did to me. I don’t even think I’ll ever recover from that. Huhu

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I adore the Weasley’s so much. They are a great family. Oh yes, the secrets really start coming out in this one even as it gets more dangerous. Great review, Vanessa!

6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

The Weasley’s are so likeable. And yep, in this book, all makes scenes to me now hehe. Thanks Sophia Rose 🙂

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

I’ll sure to check on it. Thanks Emma

6 years ago

I didn’t like his temper in this one either *nods* Glad you enjoyed!!!

6 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Absolutely. It’s quite annoying sometimes, good thing Ron and Hermione can keep up with him. But I’m so glad all makes sense now, though I still feel so sad for the character that bid his goodbye in this book huhu.

6 years ago

I really do adore this series, it’s unlike anything else and will always stand out and be a favorite of mine. I do remember this book being a bit darker than the others but with everything that happens and where they are staying over the summer, it always fit and made sense.

6 years ago
Reply to  kindlemom1

Yes, that’s what I noticed too. I guess it was the reason why there’s a missing star. But overall, this series is one of my most favorite at all too and I’m sure I will never ever forget 🙂

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