Order of the Phoenix, Chapter Twenty-Six

So I somehow managed to go about three times as long as normal between posts here, and I barely even noticed it! My apologies to all of you; needless to say, it’s been a zany month. It’s only getting more so, so luckily I anticipated this by working ahead; I should still be able to post a chapter every few days, though I beg your forgiveness in advance if I fall a bit behind once more. I promise I’m doing my best. :)

I love this chapter mostly because, when Harry’s interview is published in The Quibbler, it’s like Harry (and therefore his reader) is finally able to start coming up for air amidst this brutally oppressing school year. The transition isn’t instantaneous, but imagine how different it must be to go from feeling like everyone in the school is against you aside from a small handful of friends, to realizing it’s really just Umbridge and Filch (okay, and Snape). He’s starting that transition now, and whenever I read this part of the book I catch myself making a lot of exclamations: “Ha!” “Yes!” “Brilliant!” March on, Harry.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, chapter twenty-six: ‘Seen and Unforseen’

~ by Josie on December 22, 2009.

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