Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter of the Order of the Phoenix

Series Identifier: 5th in Harry Potter Series

Format: Book and Movie


  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi
  • Young Adult
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Conversation Topic:

  • Burnout
  • Change
  • Consequences
  • Death
  • Difficult emotions
  • Family
  • Fear
  • Feeling alone
  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • Guilt
  • Honesty/Lies
  • Leadership
  • Love
  • Moral dilemma
  • Power struggle
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Rumors/gossip
  • Standing up for others
  • Strong female role models
  • Standing up for oneself
  • Redemption
  • Sacrifice for others
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions
  • Working with others

Relatable Experience:

  • Abuse
  • Acceptance
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Clarity/Understanding
  • Coming of age/Getting older
  • Death
  • Depression
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Making Others Worry
  • Guilt
  • New Life Event (New Rules)
  • Trauma


  • When reading this book as a clinician, I had a profoundly different experience than reading it as a teen. We see Harry’s struggles with coping with trauma from the events that occurred at the end of Goblet of Fire, as well as a slander campaign placed against him to make him seem unstable or untrustworthy. Harry’s reactions, while at times brash, are understandable from the POV of someone who is dealing with a lot of hormonal changes as well as years of acute trauma at the hands of his family as well as his experiences fighting Voldemort.


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