Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Harry Potter Fix: Week 34

Here we are!  Week 34 of "My Harry Potter Fix"!  This week, Kim, Tarole, and I are discussing The Order of the Phoenix

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So here we go.

It is no secret that this is my least favorite book and movie in the series.  With that being said, I do want to clarify that it doesn't mean that I dislike this book or movie.  Let me try to focus on the positives first, shall I?

-Dumbledore's Army forms (the DA).  I love that these students take it upon themselves to learn how to defend themselves.  Though it was against the rules, they still find a way to do what was right and necessary!

-Patronuses are so cool.  I know we first get exposed to them in the Prisoner of Azkaban, but it's mostly about Harry's.  We get to see so many of the DA's patronuses take form!

-I love that Harry gets to spend time with Sirius in this book.  He gets to learn a little more about his parents and Sirius.  Getting to stay at Sirius' house for awhile is important...especially because it becomes a place for Harry, Ron, & Hermione to hide in The Deathly Hallows.

-Though they shouldn't have been there, and it resulted in Sirius' death, the part where Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and Luna go to the Ministry of Magic is incredibly exciting.  I particularly love what this shows about Harry and his friends.
-I really appreciate Fred & George in this book.  I love when they decide to create a diversion so that Harry can talk to Sirius through Umbridge's fire place.

-Delores Umbridge.  I have said it many, many times in these Harry Potter posts.  She is the most vile awful character.  Honestly, she's worse than Voldemort to me!  The way she speaks, the rules she makes, the evil things she does to Harry.  UGH!!  I could go on and on.  If I ever got to speak to J.K. Rowling, I would ask her why she allowed Umbridge to survive being carried off into the Forbidden Forest by the Centaurs.  In my opinion, she should've been killed or driven mad and thrown into St. Mungo's.

-I've said this before, too.  Harry is so angry in this book.  I understand why he's mad all the time, but it just makes me angry, as well.  He yells at Ron and Hermione all the time, and he can't keep his temper in check so he gets in trouble constantly.  There's just so much teenage angst there, I can't take it.

-Sirius dies in this book.  As I stated in last week's "would you rather" post, I would have chosen that Sirius didn't die rather than Dumbledore.  Harry deserved more time with him.

What are your thoughts on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix??  Link up below!

Next week: More "Would You Rather" questions!

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Kimberly H said...

I agree with almost all of your points, but I'd have to say that this is one of my FAVORITE books of the series! Too funny :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I am obsessed with Harry Potter, love these GIFS!

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