Author: J.K. Rowling
Published: June 21st 2003 by Scholastic, Inc
Source of copy: Bought at Hastings
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...
Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.
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This book really begins the destiny for which Harry was born into. I love this book and I was glad to see other villains brought to light in this installment. It is a bit darker than the previous books. It still has our favorite characters though.
So many emotions were brought out to light for me in this book. I hated Umbridge and the detention scene. I thought the author did a great job of displaying the emotions of Harry and his friends. It is terrible to be old enough to know what is going on and young enough to be held out of the action.
Overall I think this is the book that starts tying the series together. It is a great read!