Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Demco Media, Apr 30, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 870 pages
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In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be- Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.

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The writing is interesting, paced well, and intriguing. - LibraryThing
Too long, many plot holes, whiney protagonist. - LibraryThing
Character development is at its pinnacle in this one - LibraryThing
Rowling's got the writing chops, that's obvious. - LibraryThing
And the ending–it's like reading The Outsiders. - LibraryThing
The ending is heartbreaking. - LibraryThing

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

User Review  - Brenda Burns - Goodreads

With no one believing Voldemort has come back Harry is looked down on. There is a new headmaster and she is a bitch, like always Harry and the gang have to overcome the odds and accomplish their goal ... Read full review

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

User Review  - Dominik Eger - Goodreads

I love it! This book made me feel closer to Harry and his friends than any of JK Rowlings book. The pressure of the upcoming exams, Prof. Umbridge as the evil little teacher who is satisfied when ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

As a single mother, Rowling became an international literary sensation in 1999 when the first three installments of her Harry Potter children's book series. The fourth volume, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, became the fastest-selling book in history. Rowling graduated from Exeter University and moved to Portugal in 1990. Her marriage ended in divorce, and soon found herself on welfare. She sold the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for around 4,000.00. Rowling is currently Britain's 13 wealthiest. The 7th book in the series, harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, sold 6.9 million copies, the biggest opening in publishing history.

Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard has written numerous beloved books for children and adults, including poetry, picture books, and novels. She teaches writing and literature at Vassar College.
Mary GrandPre is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Plum, by Tony Mitton; The Thread of Life, by Domenico Vittorini; and the bestselling Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.

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