Sunday, December 12, 2010

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Pages: 870

It may seem like I've disappeared but, if you think this, I'm sorry (or maybe not?) to inform you that you are greatly mistaken. I just haven't done much; I've been sluggish and lazy. In the way of writing, at least. I have been working hard to finish this monster of a book. I only call it names out of love. XD Luckily though, I have gotten past the hardest hurdle. Compared to this almost 900 page book the Half-Blood Prince looks like a small little thing but, right now, we're focusing on the monster.

My all time favorite character is introduced in this book. Her name is Luna Lovegood. You may have heard of her; she has a whole chapter dedicated just to her (Chapter Ten). I love Luna because she's dreamy and because she believes. Luna does not need proof that something is real (this rather annoys Hermione). Luna is just Luna; she doesn't care what other people think. She has more freedom than the rest of us because of this.

For some reason I'm always forgetting about Tonks. I don't know why exactly. I mean she's awesome but she's just not one of the characters that crosses my mind often. (I didn't mean for this post to turn into a character rant but I have a feeling it's going to.)  Maybe it's because she's only in the last three books but, then so is Luna and I remember her just fine. Maybe it's Tonks's personality. There are times when it shines through very much and then at others she seems rather dull.

I especially like how Neville changes in this book. When Bellatrix Lestrange escapes, Neville seems to be more determined than ever. It seemed to bring out the better side of him. He became Neville the brave instead of Neville the buffoon. He is finally displayed as a true Gryffindor.

Overall, this one is my favorite out of all the Harry Potter books. I apologize for such a short post (and a review at that) after an absence of over a week (I completely forgot about Poetry Peak). I also apologize for this being mostly a character display instead of what I thought of the story. Characters are important though. Let no one tell you any differently.

The next book in the Wonderful Week of Harry Potter is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


  1. It was a little short, but I do have to admit: Luna is such a great character! Although, you put the word "It" after Wonderful Week in the tags.

  2. Neville rocks, esp. in the later days. But yes, it is so cool to see his progression.

    and I utterly love Luna. I love that Harry is so kind to her & she is so appreciative (and yet surprised). hehe

  3. I hated how they seemed to dim Tonks down in the movies, like if she acted more tame and mature, her thing with Remus would've come off so bad on-screen. *eyeroll*

    I love Luna - she reminds me so much of my best friend.

  4. Thanks for pointing out the 'It', Izzy.

    Hello and thanks for commenting. ^^ I love that scene at the end of the book where Luna is telling Harry how people steal her things.

    I haven't watched the sixth movie in a while. I don't even remembering seeing Tonks in it so they must have dimmed her down. I can't imagine not remembering someone with bright pink hair. XD