Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is Book 5 in the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.

I am going to leave the Synopsis to Amazon and just give you my feelings on this novel.

I really had mixed feelings about this book. I love the Harry potter series and J.K. Rowling’s ability to immerse the reader in to this fantasy world and this book is no different. This book still had me laughing, blushing and screaming out loud with the characters. I really felt I was there along for the ride with them. This book was different in that it is the first HP book that I wasn’t saying that it was great and I love every minute of it. While I was reading it I was really enjoying it and I kept wanting to finish it. As I look back, I attribute this to Rowling’s great writing, but this book really doesn’t convey much to the potter story line. I feel that this book was more aimed at Rowling’s younger readers as the bulk of the book is about a tyrant of a teacher named Dolores Umbridge. We can all identify with this, but it really doesn’t move the story along. When you do reach the end that was climatic you are eagar to find out what this has all been about and I was disappointed to learn it really is just some of the back story as to why Potter is the “The Boy Who Lived”

In the end the story does progress slightly and I was anxiously waiting to read the next book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Some of the story line does relate to the Half blood prince but not much. I can only hope that more from this book contributes to the 7th and Final book due out this year.

If you haven’t read the rest of the Harry Potter books I encourage you read them. They are great and way better than the Movies.