Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling
Pages: 317
Published: 1999
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: 5/5

Harry Potter is a very unusual boy. He can't wait to get back to school after the Summer holidays! But that's not the only unusual thing about Harry; Harry's school is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry is a wizard! But when Harry, along with his best friends Ron and Hermione, go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school ...(via Chapter.ca)

Thoughts: This was the 3rd or 4th time that I have read this book and is one of my favourites in the Harry Potter series  and was probably the best one that was adapted to film (its also my favourite movie and was the first one that I saw of the Harry Potter movies), but I digress.  One thing I like about the third book is that it deals with stuff that is still fairly light and fun (the Maurader's Map, the trip to Hogsmeade), but also deals with quite a bit of darker factors in the the story that have implications in later books (the introduction of the dementors, Lupin and Pettigrew, etc.). In other words, it has a nice balance of the elements that were in the first two books, but also is a nice introduction into the darker elements that come into more prominence over the next four books.  Recommended highly.

13035 / 15000 pages. 87% done!


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