J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...

Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down. [ synopsis from goodreads ]



I did a bad, bad thing. My book club was supposed to read this back in March. And I was in charge of it. And, of course, that's when I got really busy and JUST NOW got around to finishing this. And this *super dramatic gasp* is my favorite book of the series. It took me NINE WHOLE MONTHS to get back to my favorite book. I don't deserve nice things.

But even with the nine month gap, I enjoyed rereading this one, as I always do. The DA is one of my favorite things ever and one of the reasons why this book is my fav. Though the biggest reason is the prophecy and that chapter at the end when Dumbledore explains it. That chapter is AMAZING. And I seriously get chills every time I read it.

My copy also finally met its maker on this rereading. I remember getting this book for my birthday, um, well we won't say how many years ago. But it was a lot. And I remember staying up through the night reading it. And now it broke in half. Literally in half. (Thank goodness tape and glue are things that exist.) So I guess a glance at my bookshelf will tell you which HP book is my favorite. It's the one that looks like an entire roll of tape and a whole bottle of glue are keeping it together.

But at least that means there can be a next time. Because there will always be a next time. This is a series I will come back to time and time again. Because it gets better each time I reread it. And each time I reread it, I'm even more thankfully that it exists.

But mostly I'm just glad that the technology to repair books exists and I could actually repair this book. What I would't give to live in Harry's world, though. *waves wand at book* Repairo. *nothing happens* Eh, well it was worth a shot.


review originally posted on goodreads