I finished the book about a week ago, and now I don't feel like reading anything.
I thought it was a great story, and
well-written. When is the next one due out?
My thoughts on the Order of the Phoenix:
I don't think Sirius is coming back. Nearly Headless Nick told Harry, in a roundabout way, that he regretted sticking around as a ghost. I think Sirius is not afraid of the unknown, and will go on to whatever is next.
I loved McGonagall's comments to Umbridge, especially the bit about competent teachers, when she was reviewing Harry's grades. I also thought it was funny when she couldn't chase after someone cause Peeves (?) had her cane.
I love the Weasley twins, and their exit from Hogwarts was one of the best parts in the book.
I didn't see any developing relationship between Hermione and Harry, if anything, she seems to be leaning toward Ron. And she'll have some competition from Luna, if that's the case.
I am glad Neville is coming into his own. Remember in book 1 Dumbledore gave him points for standing up to his friends, which is a kind of bravery in itself? He always had it in him, he just never had the confidence. Maybe now that his friends know more about his background, he can grow.
I am not sure who I think the prophecy is about, it would be a huge twist if it turned out to be Neville. We'll see in time.
I hope Petunia does start having magical powers. Can you imagine how her husband and son would react?! that would be priceless.