Meeting the Order of the Phoenix

The fifth of Harry Potter well really what can you say other than wow!  I will love Harry Potter novels forever and J K Rowling brings Harry back to this thrilling story in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.  Each book is fantastic but the fifth one is truly amazing (until the last book) and the longest book of the whole series.  And because you see the book is so thick you would loose interest but you don’t.  The book grabs your attention and holds on until the very end.  And it doesn’t matter how many times I keep reading the book it always fascinates me.

The Plot of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix:

“There is a door at the end of a silent corridor.  And it’s haunting Harry Potter’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-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.”

This book gave the reader many opportunities to learn about the characters that have been constant in the book; Harry Potter, Voldermort, Snape, even a little of Harry’s parents, and the past battles.  Rowling bring great depth within the book as she brings these characters back to the pages.  And the depth of the story is the tell tale sign the book has more to it.  I am amazed by the amount of background that you did learn about the characters.

Another interesting thing I thought was this book was darker.  It had a darker side in the plot but also in the characters.  They are older and understand more in the world but really the person who has changed the most has been Harry.  In this book you see a darker side of Harry Potter.  He is angry and battling his own personal problems with his dreams and connection to Voldermort.  This idea grasped my attention and drew me into the story line because I wanted to see more with what was going to happen.

The connection with the dreams is a big element to this story and is really fascinating because it shows how close those two are.  It makes you wonder what is really going to happen with this connection (this is something that plays on from this moment and becomes more and more prevalent to Harry’s survival).

In the story I liked learning more about the Order, it was something new to learn about which would be connected to the story line and be inspiration for the younger generation.

The scenes were again so detailed that you knew what was going on.  I loved how Harry still had the muggle world in his life and how the wizard world was starting to sabotage.  Another scene that was interesting was the trial for Harry because this was something that didn’t really happen before in the book.  It was cool to see the Ministry was starting to really take action just not the way you thought.

The characters were again always fantastic.  I love Snape’s character.  He looks like a bad guy, acts like one but is he really one.  That character is so confusing when I read the book the first time but of course I know now (the last book was amazing to read with him and you know what side he really is on).  The new character of Luna was wonderful.  I love her spirit and quirkiness.  She is one character you need to have in the story line.  Now the new teacher, Umbridge.  She frustrated so much.  She was really evil.  As a teacher and a person I was appalled by the punishment with the blood pen and really just the overall way of her strategies.  Of course that is what makes her a great villain.

Now as any good book is written there are happier times but this book does give a darker edge and has some sad news for Harry. Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoneix really takes you into the wizardry world and lets you imagine.