Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré Okay, this review has been holding me up for a while, I guess because I don't really have that much to say about it and I thought if I let it sit in my mind for a while it would make me think of more things to say. Oh, well. Now I have like 5 books I still need to review. Oops. I assume everyone has read this book anyway, so this review won't affect whether or not you read it. Because it's HARRY FREAKIN' POTTER.Anyway, I enjoyed this one. Not as good as the fourth one, in my humble opinion, but still great.First of all ... My oh my, this book is long. Almost 900 pages. However, I still managed to read it in only a few sittings (mostly due to long hours spent in the car, thanks to college visits). Did it need to be that long? Well, I'm not sure. The thing about J.K. Rowling is, she disperses all these little details throughout the books that seem unimportant at the time and then end up being significant later on. So I don't know, perhaps every last word in this book will end up being important later.At least its lengthiness helped in character development. I'd heard, prior to reading this, that Harry's angstiness level would go up about 100 notches, which is true. He does seem to keep SCREAMING AT PEOPLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS! (I really hate when dialogue is written in all-caps because it looks silly, but ... Oh well.) And I liked how new characters were introduced. Luna is amusing, and Umbridge is creepy as hell. I don't really like Cho; she's kind of a boring crybaby. And yes, I know her boyfriend died and all, but she still annoys me.What I did like, however, was how realistic Harry and Cho's relationship is. In a lot of YA fiction you have all those swoon-y type romances where it's all love-at-first-sight and the two lovebirds are practically singing back and forth to each other in poetic dialogue. But in this case, it felt like a genuine awkward first-romance, complete with all the awkward pauses and not knowing what to do, etc. It was so realistic, the awkwardness was almost painful––but, you know, in a good way.I guess that's all I really have to say. Besides the obvious ... R.I.P. Sirius Black