Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by
Series: Harry Potter #3
Published by in 2004
Genres: ,
Pages: 435

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

My Review:

This book has always been my favourite of the entire Harry Potter series, so this time around, I decided to read it with that in mind and try to figure out why. While I don’t have one specific reason, there are several possibilities.

1) Remus Lupin – No, he’s not my favourite character in the entire series. But, and call me Hermione if you will, I want to take his class! I don’t care what he’s teaching – in fact he could teach me Science if he wanted (BLECH!) and I would probably still take the class.

2) I have a thing for time-travel – I hadn’t even considered this before now, but going by my two favourite things (this book and Doctor Who) and my recent addiction to Primeval even though it is sooooooo CHEESY, this is a definite possibility. I shall look into it.

and 3) I love all the possibilities at the end of this novel – Really, I think this is the most likely reason. Even though I’ve read the rest of the series and I know where Rowling is going with this, I finished this one feeling that the possibilities were endless. And all those amazing possibilities are like a drug for the imagination – if I had even known about it then, I would probably have started writing fanfic after this one. I would still write fanfic about what happened after this one, if not for my thing about going against canon.

oh and possibly 4) the music for this movie was AWESOME – I don’t care if you don’t like the film, you have to admit this is the best score John Williams has ever written – and I had the music running through my head the whole time I was reading.

So there we have my thoughts on the 3rd Harry Potter. All in all, I’d say I’m on track for my goal since it’s been approximately a week and a half and I’m about to hit halfway (though of course the books only get longer, so we’ll see). Oh and school started yesterday, so posts may be a little fewer per week. I daresay you would rather that anyway, since I’ve been averaging two a day when I had nothing else to do and therefore bombarding your inboxes (sorry!).


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One Response to “Book Review(ish): Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

  1. Lori says:

    This one is one of my favorites also, maybe not my number 1 (that's Half Blood Prince!) but very close to the top. I'm going to start rereading it this weekend! I can't wait!

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