by: Divya Bhardwaj

Harry Potter is a beloved book series for millions of people around the world. That being said, some of the books are definitely better than others..Here’s a definitive ranking of all the Harry Potter books. 

7. The Order of the Phoenix

This one is long and depressing. Umbridge is the worst character in the entire series. The only good part is when Fred and George make their great escape. 

6. The Chamber of Secrets

The flying car scenes at the beginning are truly fantastic, but, sadly, it’s all downhill from there. The whole basilisk storyline is creepy and the giant spiders are nightmare fuel. 

5. The Deathly Hallows

The majority of this book is..camping in the woods. It has a very different feel compared to the rest of the books. Obviously everyone reads it to find out what happened to the characters, but it has no re-reading potential. 

4. The Prisoner of Azkaban

I know this is a favorite for many people, but I don’t get why. It’s so boring. There’s no Voldemort. I can’t even think of anything to write because it’s so forgettable. Buckbeak is iconic, though. 

3. The Goblet of Fire

The Triwizard Tournament gave us so many great moments, like the Yule Ball. And it was cool to see what other magical schools look like. But parts of it were just disturbing…like the mermaids. 

2. The Sorcerer’s Stone

I love the first book because it has the detailed descriptions of Hogwarts and captures the wonder of the wizarding world before the whole Voldemort thing really starts up. 

1.The Half-Blood Prince

This one is so underrated, honestly. Harry’s emotional outbursts are iconic. I like how it balances their normal lives with the war against Voldemort.