An Ultimate Ranking of the 'Harry Potter' Books

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The 'Harry Potter' books are some of the best books of our childhood, and if you're a die-hard fan like I am, you've read them more than just a few times.

Whether it is four times or nine times in some cases, reading "Harry Potter" is always gratifying. Sometimes, I don't read the series in its entirety and pick up some of my absolute favorites.

You just can't help it. Here is my definitive ranking of the "Harry Potter" novels by J.K. Rowling with #1 being the best :

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: This is the book where things really get kicking. In this novel, Harry, Ron and Hermione develop crushes and we see their teenage angst starting to come out.

Harry is starting to have feelings towards Cho Chang, and jealousy towards handsome Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory for taking her away. Ron is jealous of Hermione and her mini relationship with Viktor Krum, and Hermione realizes it.

This is also the turning point in the series: Harry witnesses the murder of Cedric and the return of Lord Voldemort. *Bum bum bummm*

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: The last installment of the series definitely makes the number two spot, for this is where we get all the action. Dragons, horcruxes, Molly Weasley calling Bellatrix Lestrange a "bitch" - it's all there.

Not to mention the destruction of Lord Voldemort with the help of Neville Longbottom. Always had faith in him. Way to go, Neville.

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: In this book, things start to get a little bit darker, and we see Harry developing relationships with one of his father's best friends, Remus Lupin.

We can't forget Sirius Black, who is by far one of the best characters in the series, and the only bit of family Harry has(d). *Wipes tear*.

4. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: This novel is important because it gives us a great deal of information about the life of Tom Riddle, which is not explored in the movies might I add. This was also a big year for Harry who goes through a bit of turmoil by taking occlumency lessons with Professor Snape (a.k.a.

the Half-Blood Prince). We also see Dumbledore and Harry grow closer through their hunt for horcruxes, only for it to be ruined when Snape murders Dumbledore. Sigh. As Dumbledore would have said: "Alas, plot."

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: This book was the slower out of all of the rest. But we learn a lot of Hagrid's lineage, which helps because he is such a neglected character in the series. We also have the misfortune of meeting Dolores Umbridge, who we hate more than Voldemort, but plot.

Harry, however, is finally accepted by his classmates and created a group of badass witches and wizards called Dumbledore's Army. There they learn how to defend themselves against Voldemort and his followers. That training definitely comes in handy.

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Even though this is the novel that started all of the magic, it falls short in comparison to the others.

The book is short, and doesn't match the others after it. But what can we say? Where would we be without it? Magic-less, probably.

7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Aside from Dobby, this novel is a quick and easy read, but doesn't have too much meat to it. We learn a lot about Draco Malfoy and his twisted family, but it wasn't as impressive as the others.

No offense, Fawkes. You're awesome.

What we learn at the end of the day is that matter what ranking you put them in, the "Harry Potter" books will never get old. So, read on, muggles.