This one was a rollercoaster for me, I mean really. It's not that weird though considering that this is the longest book in the series. This time I actually wrote some thoughts down as I read it and the first thing I mention in my notes is about Molly and the Boggart at Grimmauld Place. Damn, that scene hurt. I cried like a baby and just sat there thinking about all the pain she must've have felt when it happened. Thanks for the punch in the gut Rowling!
I also cried about Neville's parents a lot in this book, 'cause I am apparently a complete crybaby. I just can't deal with the thought of parents not knowing who you are, it hurts me down to my core.
And don't get me started on Sirius! I knew his death was coming, everyone knows that, but it doesn't prepare you for sobbing mess you become. I can just hear Harry screaming in my head and I can see the pain on Remus' face. It is awful, and such good writing.
Now I wasn't just sad during this read, I was freaking mad as well.
We all know sweet, lovely Umbridge with her obsession with pink things and cats. Wonderful woman, that one. Oh wait! She is the most vile creature on this earth. I couldn't stand reading about her, everything she does makes my body itch with the need to punch something... or someone. I sometimes struggled to get through parts of the book simply because she was in them. Rowling truly succeeded in writing an absolutely revolting character.
But I have been happy too, I have laughed out loud several times. I loved that Ginny has grown even more as a character and that Ronis such a typical older brother when it comes to her dating-life.
And I love that we actually get to see Neville's bravery and loyalty to his friends.
And Harry realises from time to time that he is acting like a total git, because angst-Harry is no fun.
I have loads more to say about this book, but I think it'll just drag on so we'll leave it at that.
Rating: 4/5 🌟
Recommended? I of course recommend this one, but be prepared for the most mixed read of your life. And fuck Umbridge!
Author: J.K. Rowling
GoodReads Page: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix