Author : J.K. Rowling
Publication date : June 21st 2003 by Scholastic, Inc.
Audience : Young adult
You know, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is one of the thickest book I've ever read. Phew! More power to me, because usually a book's thickness scares me. The "what if the story is not good enough" and "what if I get bored with it" are the main culprits (to be honest, I have thousands of what ifs and of course, I won't be writing them here).
Harry was on his fifth year in Hogwarts. He was now busier than ever, the homework and the upcoming test are waiting for him. To make matter worse, The Daily Prophet was publishing false news saying Harry was nothing but a liar and a seeking-attention brat. Of course, they had a new defense against dark arts teacher (ooh, my favorite subject!). Harry was again on adventure between life and death because Voldemort and his cronies were at large to hunt him.
I have to be frank to you, my dear readers that Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is quite an exhausting book to read! Beware though, I didn't say it's boring, but if you think it is, it's completely understandable. Though we all know that this is one of the most famous series on Earth, it doesn't mean that it's for everyone. I am glad, though that this book is a page turner, so I didn't resent the amount of time I spent to read it.
I have a mixed feeling for this book, actually. While I think the adventure is interesting and very emotional, I find Harry to be an irritating teen. Yes, he's 15, for heaven's sake, but are all 15 year old boy as angry as Harry? I mean he's mad at his friends, Dumbledore, his Duddley relatives, I mean, calm down! A good deep breath wouldn't hurt you, Harry dear! (Gosh, do I sound like Mrs. Weasley?)
Oh, I kind of like Dolores Umbridge. Yes, I know, she's annoying, but she added a bit of color to the whole story. A good villain is an annoying one, right and I believe Umbridge and Filch would make such a nice cute couple, don't you think? *giggles*
Alright, 4 rating for Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. Though I like the overall story, deep down I believe this may not be the strongest book of the series. So far I prefer the 4th book than this one. How about you? Did you enjoy reading this one? Did boredom strike you during reading?