I found Peter David’s review of the latest Harry Potter. I agree for the most part with his take on the high/low points, although the pacing didn’t bother me. I had made a comment the other day to Katie regarding Voldemort’s objective not being worth protecting. After all (spoilers) if he had learned the exact wording of the prophecy, it would have told him absolutely nothing useful. All he would have learned is that he had chosen his opponent 15 years ago. This led me to wonder if the Order of the Phoenix were protecting it not for the sake of keeping it out of his hands, but simply to keep him from acting openly. Possible reason 1: time to build up the Order and its resources. Possible reason 2: get Harry’s generation through their O.W.L.s so they (a) have more experience and (b) don’t have to worry about the restrictions on underage magic.