Rowling's characters are really growing with the series. This one was pretty dark, but puts the characters to the test. These aren't just "kids" books but really good literature.
My favorite of the Harry Potter books. Exciting and dramatic - all Harry's friends get involved in this one - it's not just a Harry/Voldemort thing anymore!
I loved this installment of Harry Potter! The Order of the Phoenix focuses on the fight against Voldemort. I don't think its as dark as the Goblet of Fire, but you do see Harry and his friends finding themselves as teenagers (lots of angst!!!). It's one of the best books in the series.
I consider the Harry Potter series to be the best books I've ever read, and the Order of the Phoenix is one of my favorites. J.K. Rowling is an outstanding writer. These books deserve every ounce of publicity they've gotten over the years.
Book five in the series. The first death of someone we really care about. Things are getting very, very serious in the wizarding world!