Order of the Pheonix

Well I finished book five on Friday. Go away immediately if you haven’t read it.

What the WHAT??

I’m sorry but WHY did Sirius have to die?? That’s just awful. I was devastated to read it and I just kept thinking, “No. No, he’ll come back. Dumbledore will know a trick and he Why Doesnt He Want To Get Back Together ‘ll be able to bring him back.” So dumb.

It was a good book. I had a really rough time at the beginning, I was feeling really sorry for Harry. His life was just awful. Then things started to speed up and the story got going a bit more. Final thoughts on the book.

1. We watched the movie last night. I’m sure the movies are good on their own, or maybe for the people who saw them right when they came out, but I just don’t think it’s good to watch the movies

IMMEDIATELY after finishing the book. I kept thinking, “Wrong. Nope. That’s not how that happened. Uh uh.”

2. I love that we got to see more of Neville in this book. I’m excited to see his role in the last two books.

3. I don’t like Cho anymore. She seems like a boy-crazy brat.

4. I really hate having conflicting feelings about Snape. I want to just hate him and feel okay about it.

5. The Weasley twins are so lovable in the books but kind of annoying in the movies, yes? They weren’t quite as bad in this one, but the movie still didn’t translate their ambition and personality.

6. It’s pretty funny that Lucias can’t handle a wizard his son’s age. He must have some serious inner rage about that! I wonder if Draco knows how much his dad sucks.

7. I liked the story about finding the room in the book. Dobby didn’t even make an appearance in the movie. I suppose they wanted to give Neville some credit somewhere else so we all love him even more. But I guess this means that Dobby isn’t crucial to the future stories? Seems like they’d keep him around if he was important. And there wasn’t even a mention of hats Hermione was rapidly knitting. Not that I’m complaining… the elves and Quiddich are my least favorite parts of the books.

8. I have already started book 6. It’s not off to a good start…. I’ll be in touch.

Thought about book five?

Why Doesnt He Want To Get Back Together

3 Responses to Order of the Pheonix

  1. Delia July 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    I made the mistake of finishing Prisoner of Azkaban right before we saw it in the theater and vowed to never do that again. I have to give myself a few months between books & movies, or I just get mad at the movie.

    Good luck with the next two books! #5 was my least favorite.

  2. Nicole July 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    AH! I know EXACTLY what you mean about Sirius. I am a grown woman and I CRIED when I read that. Like, ugly cried. I’ll admit, I’m still not over it and I don’t know if I’ll ever rest until J.K. Rowling posts a retraction.

    I read the first book, then watched the first movie, read the second book, then watched the second movie and so on until the 4th book. I read the 4th, then the 5th, but the 4th movie hadn’t come out yet. I read the 5th book a while ago, so I can’t remember much. You felt sympathy for Harry, but I do remember that I was more pissed at his moodiness. I think that it took me a while to figure out that he was so moody BECAUSE of his connection to Voldemort.

    Okay. I’mma stop geeking out now, but I can’t wait to see what you thought of the 6th!

  3. Laura July 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Sirius was one of my favorite characters and I was absolutely CRUSHED when he died. I think I somehow blocked it out of my memory, though, because when the movie came out it was a complete surprise and I was crushed all over again. Doubly lame!

    Like Nicole, I was mostly just annoyed with Harry for being so moody and not picking up on the fact that his LIFE was at stake and people were trying to protect him.

    I have more thoughts and feelings, but I’ve almost accidentally written spoilers twice now, so I’m going to stop while I’m ahead.

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