Monday, May 27, 2013

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams.  Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?
Here are just a few things on Harry's mind:
  • A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey
  • A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
  • Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
  • The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams
... and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.  In the richest installment yet of J.K.Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.
Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knows; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice." (taken from the inside cover of the book)

The fifth year at Hogwarts introduced us to an unrelenting Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.  We did not like her at all!  The rules that she imposed were relentless, especially against students and teachers who supported Albus Dumbledore. 
The kids and I ran through the gambit of emotions and learned a bit more about each of our favorite characters.
On to book six...

I especially want to thank Miss Nancy for her generous gift of the Harry Potter series.  We will treasure these books always.

(disclaimer:  our family owns this book and my opinion was not asked from the author nor was any compensation received.)

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