The fifth book of the Harry Potter series - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - was released on June 21, 2003. It continues the classic tale of young Harry, a wizard in training!
|This book weighs in at a hefty 870 pages, making it the longest book every written for a children's audience. Of course, quite a number of adults are reading this book too!|
Many people who read this review won't want ANY of their pleasure spoiled so I won't go into any plot spoilers here. The book is of course about Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts, a boarding school for young magicians. Harry is getting older and wiser. When he began the first book, he was a youngster of 10, raised under the harsh thumb of his grumpy aunt and uncle. By this book, he's a full fledged teenager, thinking about girls, having fits of anger, and wondering why the adults around him aren't treating him more like the adult he is becoming.
The book definitely trips along and becomes one of those books that you can't put down. Of course at 870 pages this makes for a VERY long evening of reading, but I know many people (including myself) that finished it off within a day because they didn't want to stop part way through.
Follow the links below if you're interested in more details, but be cautious, there are spoilers in here!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Plot Review
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Plot Review
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Plot Review
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Plot Review
Order of the Phoenix Chapter Listing and Detailed Plot
High Inquisitor and Educational Decrees
Harry Potter Timeline
Harry Potter Character Listing
Harry Potter Monster Listing
Harry Potter Magical Term Glossary
Harry Potter Location Listing
Harry Potter Spell Glossary
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