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Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixChapter 23

So, Harry is relieved to learn that he was and is not possessed by Voldemort. That would be good news for even old You-Know-Who himself. He can't really like who he is - or what he looks like - when he looks in the mirror either literally or metaphorically.

But we need a villain, so we have Voldemort.

The trip to the hospital introduces us to some new things. We see what has become of poor GilLo. But the key, I suppose, is the revelation of that Neville's parents were spelled into insanity. They were aurors, which could mean that if unassuming and bumbling Neville got any of those genes then he might serve a surprising and useful purpose at some point. It also can't put Harry in any hurry to become an auror.

I suppose we will also have a run-in with Bellatrix Lestrange, the instigator of insanity. Too good of a name to only use once.

Once Christmas break ends it will be back to Hogwarts and more sneaking around to help the cause of the Order. At least that's what my crystal ball says. I do trust it somewhat, mostly because I'm not in Trelawney's class.