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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry is now spending another long summer with his least favorite, the Dursleys. Harry and his cousin Dudley come into contact with some demontors and Harry uses magic on them. He had no other choice and can get into serious trouble for it. The next day Harry is visited by a group of wizards and they fly to number twelve, Grimmauld Place, London. Number twelve is the house of Harry's godfather, Sirius Black and the Order of the Phoenix. The order of the Phoenix is a group of witches that come together to fight off Voldemort. The Order cannot be found out about and is controlled by Fudge. Fudge refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned. Harry finds out there that he's in serious trouble for using magic and cannot return to Hogwarts. He is forced into trial, and to everyone's surprise he gets let off and returns.

Harry meets up with his friends, Ron and Hermione, Harry returns to Hogwarts and learns that Dolores Umbridge, an employee of Fudge, will be his new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. He knows that he will be picked on because Fudge already dislikes Harry a lot. Everyone is now whispering about him due to the prior year and the killing of Cedric. Nobody actually knows what really went on. He trys to ignore it because he has his OWLs to study for.

Umbridge refuses to teach her students how to perform Defense spells, and before long, Fudge appoints her High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, giving her the authority to inspect all faculty members and evaluate their skills. Everyone being really angry with this creates a group behind her back. They called themselves the DA, Dumbledore's army. Harry teaches everyone that joins real defense against the dark arts. Dolores eventually catches on and decides to kick some of the members of the quidditch team including Harry and rons two brothers. Ron's two brothers leave Hogwarts with rage and form a joke shop in London.

Harry is unsuccessful at Occlumency because he has such difficulty clearing his mind of all thoughts, making it difficult for him to focus on closing his mind off to all outside influence. His scar is again burning horribly every time Voldemort experiences a powerful emotion. The D.A. continues to meet regularly, and Harry's friends begin to do really

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