Series: Harry Potter #5
Published by Scholastic, Incorporated on 2004
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
The most eagerly anticipated book in history becomes the biggest paperback release of 2004!
The book that took the world by storm....
In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be- Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.
I think I can sum up how I felt while reading this book with a meme. More than likely you felt this way too…
Am I right? You bet I am. Geez, I’ve read a lot of books over the years and there’s no villain that I’ve hated more than Delores Umbridge. I don’t even know if there’s anything else to say in this review.
But, I’ll try. Once again, I’m picking up on subtle tones that my daughter gets angry at me for. She wanted to hate on Harry this book for being ridiculous and hateful. My heart was breaking for him because the poor boy is suffering. The guilt over Cedric made me upset all over again that he had died.
And yes, I know you’re wondering if the Harry Potter books sucked my brains out. Every time I review one they’re so casual and filled with awesome memes. But, come on…I’m like the last person on the planet to read this series. So, I might as well have fun with it.
Overall I think this was one of the best in the series so far. I loved seeing why Snape was so bitter. I also loved that Harry was angry over how his father acted and Sirius was able to remind him that we sometimes do stupid things when we’re young. It doesn’t mean that we can’t change. Because we can. We can move on and become better people. I firmly believe that each of us have a chance to redeem ourselves. We don’t have to be a slave to our past.
I loved Harry and Ginny in this book. I think she proved herself. She had been possessed by Voldemort and only she can relate to Harry in that way. My daughter hates that I ship them but this book just solidified it for me.
I am enjoying this series far more than I thought I would. I’m not sure why it took me this long to pick them up. But, I’m really glad that I have!
So, what about you? Who did you want Harry to get with? What do you think about how Harry’s father acted towards Snape? Do you think a bully can change? Talk to me in the comments below!