I’m powering towards the end of the Harry Potter series, in preparation for my visit to the studio tour at the end of June! I’m getting really excited to go there now that the story is fresh in my mind!
In case you’ve missed my previous posts documenting my first reread of Harry Potter in a decade, you can find them here:-
And now, onto book five! As always, I’ve tried to avoid major spoilers but beware of minor ones… 😉
I have to admit, this is one of my least favourites of the series.
So nice to see Lupin again!
Tonks is very cool. I vibe with her look a lot 😉
I bloody love Sirius. He looks out for Harry so well.
Molly and Sirius arguing makes me so uncomfortable.
Dumbledore saying he doesn’t want to be taken off the chocolate frog cards cracks me up.
I forgot Sirius and Tonks were related!
The old junk when they’re clearing out the house!! The foreshadowing here!!
Ron and Hermione being made prefects – LOL
Mrs Weasley facing the boggart is just so sad.
As if we’re only just meeting Luna?!
And bowtruckles! I love seeing all of these fantastic beasts!
Hermione is actually quite mean to Luna and I don’t like it.
What Umbridge does to Harry is legit TORTURE. What a hag.
Percy is a d**k.
Dobby wearing a million hats, omg, he’s too funny
I have a lot of angry feelings about people in this book!
I could have cried when Umbridge inspected Hagrid’s lesson.
The scene in St Mungo’s is heartbreaking!
Exam stress is a MOOD.
Chapter 35 is so stressful and devastating, what an emotional rollercoaster.
Thoughts Upon Finishing…
As you can see from my initial reading reactions, I had a lot of strong emotional responses to this book! Rereading this one has reminded me why it is one of my least favourites in the series; significant plot events notwithstanding, I have a lot of negative feelings towards a lot of characters in this book. I just didn’t really like the way it made me feel at times.
Don’t get me wrong, though. It’s Harry Potter, so I still love it. It just ranks less highly when I put the books in order of preference!
J. K. Rowling is a master of her craft when it comes to plot arcs and foreshadowing, and I just adore the development of this series even if this instalment upsets me at times. I honestly can’t cope with that ending!
Moving straight on to book six, which I’m very excited to reread!
What are your thoughts on the fifth Harry Potter? Let me know in the comments x