Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) - J.K. Rowling,  Mary GrandPré

I really don’t know how I felt about this one. I mean, I love Harry Potter (even though I’m extremely late on the bandwagon). I gave this book a five out of five stars because of all the feels but personally, I think that this might be my least favorite book in the series. I think I might as well have given this at least a 4.5 star rating. But, oh well.


First off, this book just starts off with the whole Ministry of Magic issue and the fact that Harry may have used magic illegally. Not only was this situation extremely frustrating, I think that this book just kept on making bad things after bad things happen, and it wasn’t the same fun tone anymore. I mean, I understand that this series obviously changes direction, but I feel like there could’ve been something more from the old times, right?


Also, can I just say that Luna Lovegood is the BOMB! She knows what she’s doing, man! She doesn’t let anyone tell her anything!


Unfortunately, there’s this witch (you know, when you change the ‘w’ to a ‘b’) in this book. Her name’s Dolores Umbridge. God damn, that woman is more frustrating than . . . anything I’ve ever read. Dolores Umbridge reminds me of those people that are mentally sick and weird sadists because this woman will get pleasure from your pain. It’s disgusting. It was also extremely difficult to read about this witch. I mean, besides the fact that she has an obsession with ruining people’s lives, she thinks that she’s helping them. Like, woman, you are insane and there is no justification for being a tyrant! Dolores Umbridge is a loner lady who is mentally insane and thinks Hogwarts is a mental institution and her only best friend (possibly even acquaintance) is the Ministry of Magic Handbook (or law book, or whatever the eff this psycho uses).


Can we talk about something? Does J.K. Rowling have a goal to kill off all of my favorite characters?! I mean, she kills off Cedric in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Now, it’s Sirius. Like, what the eff?! Why is she doing this? I mean, what did Sirius ever do?! At the beginning of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, I was kind of upset with Sirius because I agreed with Molly more on Harry’s life and that Harry is not his father. But still. Still. It’s Sirius Black. I feel like I need time before I can even touch the next Harry Potter. That was upsetting. Next thing you know, in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince she starts killing off Hermione, Ron, Molly, Fred-George, and Dumbledore, anyone that rocks!


And Snape’s memory! (Lol, that came out of nowhere!) That was so sad! But that still doesn’t give justification for being rude to a little boy who doesn’t even know his parents properly.

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Overall, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is probably my least favorite book in the series, but I think that I’ll enjoy the last two books more! Hopefully, the drama that goes down won’t be too bad! I’m looking forward to the next one, I just need some time because . . . well, you know.


Thanks for reading my review everyone, and until the next one! :D