Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter 37 The Lost Prophecy Harry's feet hit solid ground; his knees buckled a little and the golden wizard's head fell with a resounding clunk to the floor.and
He looked around and saw that he had arrived in Dumbledore's office. Everything seemed to have repaired itself during the Headmasters absence. The delicate silver instruments stood once more on the spindle-legged tables, puffing and whirring serenely. The portraits of the headmasters and headmistresses were snoozing in their frames, heads lolling back in armchairs or against the edge of the picture. Harry looked through the window. There was a cool line of pale green along the horizon: dawn was approaching. The silence and the stillness, broken only by the occasional grunt or snuffle of a sleeping portrait, was unbearable to him.
The battle is over. The war is just beginning. Harry Potter has survived, but only to be thrown into grief once again. I love so much about what JK Rowling gets right about children and, you know, people in general , but one of the things I love most is that she lets children grieve. I challenge anyone to meet or, hell, BE, a child in grief and still hold onto that belief. Unfortunately, Harry Potter has become all too accustomed to grieving. Instead, they laughed, remembering the boastful youth their friend once was, and gave Harry some means to understand.
All rights reserved. Dumbledore's office is empty and peaceful.
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That being said, I was kind of only kind of! Not for substance reasons, but based on the style. Despite that this series takes place during a fairly regular school schedule, Rowling has found ways to pace these year-long stories in vastly different ways. This book, on the other hand, is so lengthy that I hardly seem to remember the first few chapters. The style is what bothers me. The content and the story itself? I knew Rowling had a lot of material and information to go through, but it was kind of disappointing to have to go through this specifically in order to get it.
The Lost Prophecy
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