Jul 4, 2012
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
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?
Here are just a few things on Harry's mind:
• A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey.
• A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
• Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
• The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams
. . . and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.
Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew, boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
These books get darker and darker. The sense of excitement that was portrayed through the first books have turned into a sense of fear.
Also, if I was pissed off at Fudge in the last book it doesn't compare to how pissed off at him I was in this book. He had no right to interfere with Hogwarts. Dombledore sure showed him though.
I feel bad for Harry, of course. If you've seen the movies you understand why. I mean Harry lost the only person that was like a parent to him. So many people afound him are dying...that sucks.