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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling's fifth book in the Harry Potter series contains some similarities to the earlier books, it begins with Harry at home with his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Again forces conspire to keep Harry from attending Hogwarts, and adults refuse to listen to Harry and his friends about the impending peril. This latest book, however, sends 15-year old Harry headlong in adolescence with the attraction toward girls, fear, confusion, isolation, and a re-examination of some of the people in his life. Harry must also deal with the Ministry of Magic's assistant who takes over the Defense Against the Dark Arts class and squelches any dissension in the school. And Valdemort, of course, continues to plot against Harry while Dumbledore reveals more secrets about Harry's past. The Associated Press calls it "deeply satisfying" and the USA Today says "the book richly deserves the hype."
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New York Times review
by Michiko Kakutani

USA Today review
by Deirdre Donahue

Asian Review of Books
review by Elaine Leung

New York Times review
by John Leonard

Salon.com review
by Laura Miller

January Magazine review
by Sue Bursztynski

CNN review
by Todd Leopold

San Francisco Chronicle
review by David Kipen

Christian Science Monitor
review by Yvonne Zipp

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