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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

This is the 5th book in the Harry Potter series, and for me it has been the best (but longest to get through) so far. Harry starts his fifth year at Hogwarts after being attacked by dementors near his home, and finding out about a new Order of which his Godfather, Sirius, is a member. I started out reading this book, and changed to listening to it when I needed something for a long car trip. I even sucked my husband into the story. Somewhere about 2/3 of the way into the book, I caught the last half of the movie on cable - Wow - talk about not following the book at all! I believe that the book is MUCH better than the movie. The book was able to tie together the first 5 years at Hogwarts and sort of give us a direction in which to expect the last 2 books to take. The movie left me feeling very vague as to anything that had been happening. I definitely recommend this book and cannot wait to start the next one! 5/5

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Congrats on finishing a book for the Lit Flicks Challenge!
This book, of all the Harry Potter books, definitely had the most punch for me. I cried there at the end. I agree with you (mostly) about the movie. It does tend to stray a little, but I generally like the adaption.

Chesna said...

Good words.

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