Friday, October 24, 2014
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, 870 pages
In this volume Harry is a full-blown 15 year old teenager with an attitude. The Ministry of Magic is trying to discredit him because they don't want to face that Lord Voldemort is back. It seems to Harry that Professor Dumbledore can not be bothered to talk to him, let alone look at him this year. And to top it all off the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Dolores Umbridge, is a Ministry plant who is determined to keep the Hogwarts students from learning any defensive magic.
Not a happy time for our hero, Harry. However, it is a rollicking good time for those of us lucky enough to read or listen to the story.