Day 12: A book I love and hate at the same time... 

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K. Rowling

 

Obviously, I love all the Harry Potter books. I could stand to reread them a couple dozen more times before I decided I needed to read some smut to balance things out. But even though I adore all the books, I hated this one. Aside from the tragic loss of Sirius before he and Harry could really have time together, Harry wasn't himself. Justifiably so, due to the insidious Voldemort. And Dumbledore was barely there. I felt like Harry was a villain and a victim in this book and I hated seeing him like that. I enjoyed the Defense Against the Dark Arts scenes, but I didn't care for the weird romance between Harry and Cho. There were things I liked, but I really disliked a lot of it. I'll read it again and again, but it's a really tough one for me. I really do have a love/hate relationship with this book.