Alright folks, time for the question and debate of the ages!! You ready? You sure??? Here we go…
Of the seven Harry Potter novels, which one do you think is the best of them all?
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My choice is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Perhaps the darkest of all seven of the books, this one really delved into Harry coming into his own and spending much of the novel feeling sorry for himself. The weight of the world was really resting on his shoulders, and he had one of literature’s great villains, Dolores Umbridge, to contend with. And, well, we all know what happened in the end (but I won’t spoil it for those who don’t know).
For emotional depth and range, Harry coming of age, not to mention my favorite cover…. to me, Order of the Phoenix is the novel that delves the deepest, and for that reason it’s my pick for best of the seven.
What about you? What made you pick your favorite?
Prisoner of Azkaban. It's the most FUN.
After that, it's a toss up between OotP and HBP.
Claire Dawn says
Same as Nathan! Yay!
I thought this book was amazing because of the evil that is Dolores Umbridge, the awesome heart-wrenchingness that is Sirius, the history of the Black family, Tonks,… there's no end to the amazing.
How can I possibly choose just one favorite? Each book had it's own drama and laughs. I loved the first one with it's innocence and Harry being rescued from the Dursleys, but equally loved each new book with its new clallenges and getting to know the characters better. I thought perhaps the later books were a bit too dark but had to remember that the audience was aging as well as Harry. Of course, I was happy when Voltemort was defeated.
Loved all the movies except Order of the Phoenix. The longest book had the shortest movie. Too much valuable information was omitted.
My favorite is Half-Blood Prince.
It just told the story without any useless fluff (Cho Chang) and let us focus on the best elements: the characters, the story and the world and became much darker than 5 because it was much less black and white, not to mention it is named after the best character.