Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter Series #5)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter Series #5)

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by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré, Mary Grandpre

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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…  See more details below


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. Though thick runs the plot (as well as the spine), readers will race through these pages and leave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.

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The fifth hefty installment in J. K. Rowling's renowned Harry Potter series takes a uniquely psychological dark turn, putting the boy wizard at odds with his own identity and friendships as he continues to fight He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Now 15 years old, with four Voldemort battles under his belt, Harry is frustrated with the growing public skepticism regarding the Dark Lord's return. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Magic is also voicing its doubts, and all of Hogwarts comes under the watchful eye of an oppressive Ministry representative. Despite the additional problems of looming O.W.L. exams and Hagrid's inexplicable absence, Harry's main preoccupation is his vivid dreams, which take him to places -- and make him witness events -- that horrify and intrigue him. These dreams provide a shocking clue to his very existence, and when eventually they lead Harry to confrontation, the young wizard must cope with a tragic death and a telling prophecy about his future. Intricate in plot, infused with tension, and deeply fulfilling on every level, Rowling's continuation will leave fans open-mouthed and breathlessly anticipating what's to come.

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Harry Potter Series, #5
Edition description:
Library Bound Edition
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 2.22(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as good as the other Harry Potter books?

Answer: No, this one is quite a bit better. The tone is darker, and this one has the unexpected --- and very pleasing -- effect of making Rowling's wit and playful black humor shine all the brighter. … Will kids (and adults as well) still still be wild about Harry a hundred years from now, or two hundred? My best guess is that he will indeed stand time's test; and wind up on a shelf where only the best are kept; I think Harry will take his place with Alice, Huck, Frodo and Dorothy, and this is one series not just for the decade, but for the ages.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 5823 reviews.
DarthAzard13 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Order of the Phoenix, and found it to stand head-and-shoulders above the last 4 entries in the series. Without giving any spoilers away, I will state that although (as always) Harry's struggles are increasing, so are his friendships and relationships deepening. If you ever feared the Harry Potter books were too kid-ish for you, this book will cure you of that fear. Harry is growing up, and so are our reader's expectations for him. Ms. Rowling does not disappoint in this book, and you will be cheating yourself if you skip this fine read.
Balina More than 1 year ago
The book is definitely a must read and one of my favorites. I have enjoyed reading all the H.P. books from start to finish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked up the first novel, I did so out of curiosity. 30 minutes after that I could not put it down. I am 21 years old, so being freshly out of high school back then, I didn't want to read anything, (after the silliness one must endure during that time). But J. K. Rowlin tells a story about an unfortunate little boy, in an extraordinary way; written so that even 6 year-olds can enjoy it. This story, the way is it written and how it unfolds, is trully compellingly told and genuinely delighful. As things unveill, they do so with such care for details, and does not insult one's intelligence. It makes you fell as if you are with this boy, along the way cheering him on and comforting him when he needs it. Lastly, the author writes with a humourus undertone (even more so than many so-called comedies out there), that it makes you laught with the book, not at it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After not wanting to read the books,(with the age range being 9 to 12), I finally gave in and watched the movie. I fell in love. Then, I bought the first book. I could not put it down, I read the entire book the first night. I bought the other 3 books, and to my surprise, they just kept getting better. I have now read and re-read the books 3 times. Guess I will be reading them some more, because 5 months is a long time to wait. The publishers really need to change the age range from 9 - 12, to 9 and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an outstanding novel! I LOVE the books very much! You get sucked in on the first page....J.K rowling really out did herself with all her books!:) I recommend this to everyone of every age!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry Potter and the Order pf the Pheonix is the best book ever. J.K Rowling is good about puting twists on books and this is definetly worth the money. i've read it twice, thats how good it is. You haven't read HP until u've read this one. it is awesome, and u should consider getting it if didn't already. I've read all the Harry Potter books and this one is the best one by far. It is really good and i would give it 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ stars if i could!
Pandaocalypse More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great! This book is definitely giving way to the more darker books in the series! Everything is no longer simple or easy for Ron, Harry, and Hermione, but in fact extremely life threatening and difficult as the most powerful dark wizard has returned with a vengeance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book.... This next statement is a little off topic but STOP spoiling the ending some people read the reviews BEFORE they read the book... Im just sayin its a little upsetting...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only 11 I have read all of them they are great. They are awesome. I thank my librarian. Love:Timesha Lynette Coleman
brownsugarMI More than 1 year ago
its a very interesting book about the different characters. I like the letters that they write each other. i plan to read all the harry potter books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry seems a little over-negative in this book. Don't get me wrong, the book was awesome, but he constantly yells at people. Umbridge seems to be kind of like The Joker. She smiles 95% of the time, but is just plain evil. Really great book overall.
_Star_ More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much J.K. outdid herself! My heart was broken of course I have to say this was one of her most depressing books that she ever written. I don;t even know!Everyone should read and hen reread this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LauraIrrgang More than 1 year ago
I'm keeping my Harry Potter reviews brief because I doubt there are few people left who haven't read them. Let me just say...if you haven't given them a try yet, I highly recommend you do. These are books are a fun, magical journey from the youngest to the oldest reader. Don't miss out on this instant classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best Harry Potter book in the entire series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series has really taken a turn from just a "children's" book and it shows so much in this novel. Rowling writes so deeply and passionately in a way that has you feeling and understanding how Harry feels; you couldn't help but feel joy or pain when Harry was too. I fould myself in tears also feeling the aching pain of the loss of Sirius that Harry felt, and That's what makes Rowling so great. An author that has the ability of pulling in readers so deeply and passionately deserves all the praise in the world. Not many authors are capable of doing so. A great read, I couldn't put it down<3
gcsoa More than 1 year ago
Adventure and magic are still very present in J.K. Rowling's fifth edition to the best-selling Harry Potter series. What's new in this book is the character, theme and tone, more firmly set in this book than its four predecessors. Though the avid Harry Potter fan is still satisfied with plenty of wizarding duels and Hogwarts lifestyle, there is a much more complicated and adolescent plot this time. Harry's internal conflict is a large part of this, including his struggle against Voldemort rising to power and taking over his mind. This book plays host to the beginning of Harry's sobering up and facing the fact that he's not a kid anymore, and the threat of Voldemort and his followers are very real to the Wizarding World. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy, whether they've been followed Harry all the way or just starting with the series. It has the familiar voice and action to draw you in but then fuels the story with new conflicts and changing characters. My verdict: Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book soo much even if spoiler alert!! Harrys god father had to die it made me soo sad i chucked the book across the room cried and refused to read it ( but I couldn't resist and picked it up 5 min. later).
HopelessRomantic46 More than 1 year ago
I love the Harry Potter books so far and I have just finished this one. I like it a lot but there is one very AMAZING character that the author killed off and I am very very very sad!!! Other than that this book was very good. It had a lot of suspenese, drama, adventure and mystery. Overall a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J.K Rowling is an amazing writer. I just could not put this book down and read the whole book in one day. This book was really good. I reread it when there is nothing to do and when I want to read something. I would recommend this book to someone who likes fiction, adventure, and mystery.
discoeralmost11 More than 1 year ago
This is outstanding! Harry Potter makes me feel safe, secure, confident, and positive. It also gives me a laugh once in awhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thouht it was bad,but when my brother mide me read it I feel in love. If you love adventure and are wonering if you should read it, I say YES!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a realy good book (I am 8 years old)