Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)
J. K. Rowling, Mary Grandpre (Illustrator)
Wow. Now I have GOT to Read It Again...
I have a problem, in general, with exciting can't-put-it-down books: I can't put them down. The END, when it comes rushes past like a roller coaster - and I'm left blinking, with a vacant what happened? look on my face. In this case I've got all kinds of questions - some caused by my whirlwind reading, others - more satisfying questions coming from Rowlings careful ommissions.
hopefully what follows are not spoilers - but skip it if you aren't sure
NOW we know why EVERY dead person isn't a ghost! Now we have some answers about why Dumbledore left Harry on Privet Drive. The Harry and Snape relationship is changing, maybe. I wonder in reading this, if I knew my pre-WWII history better, if I'd know/understand more.... or be lead astray in following the plot.
This was worth the wait... but I HOPE it isn't another 3 years before book 6.....