Monday, October 20

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling

Pages: 317

Summary: Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assumed that Hogworts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?

My Rating: 10/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: Along with the sixth book, this is my favourite of the Harry Potter Series. One of the reasons is it introduces one of my favourite characters, Remus Lupin. I can’t say to much about him, because it might spoil things for you, but he’s just one of those loveable, and at times mysterious characters, who will always have your back, a gifted wizard. He’s also one of those characters that you remember, for a long time. This Harry Potter book has a different mood then the first two. It’s a lot darker, and appeals to a slightly older audience. Actually, the movie version of this (also my favourite of all the movies) is what started my Harry Potter Mania. It was this movie, and when I got to the third book, it really had me hooked to the series. This one has a lot of action and has a lot of moments where you start to ask questions about Harry’s past. I found the ending of this to be far more exciting, and more climatic at the end. Some of my favourite characters are also at their best here, including Snape and Lupin. Hard thing is to tell, why this book is so great, without actually ruining some of the surprises in it. One thing is, and those who’ve read or are familiar with it, is that it is different then any other book, because the book is missing something all other books in the series have. So over all, very mysterious, hilarious (especially during the divination classes) and action packed. This is Harry Potter at his best (yet again, as with the other books, I find my self more attracted to the minor major characters then the major ones.) Also, events at the end kick off events in the rest of the series.

Would I recommend it to read: Of course I would. This is my favourite of the series; it’s the reason why I love the series so much, the reason why I became a huge Harry Potter Fan. Therefore you all should read the book, so you can experience Potter like me. If you didn’t like the first two, then try this one out. Most will agree that this is one of the best in the series, and this kicks off the rest of the books.

What to read next: The rest of the Harry Potter series (Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince, Deathly Hollows) Golden Compass, Wrinkle in Time, Chronicles of Narnia.


  1. HP3 and HP6 are also my favorites!! I've never met anyone else with the same combo as me. What I liked so much about this book, besides Lupin (who's great), was that it felt like the end was more positive. It differed from the traditional ending. It also didn't end up so Harry-focused at the end, which was nice.

  2. My fave is HP4, but I love them all. HP3 is may favorite of the movies though.

  3. This is definitely one of my favourite HP books too! But then, I thought this before the 6th/7th book was out, and I loved the last two quite a lot.

    I was never able to get into the series either, until the 3rd book. It was actually the first HP book I read, having seen the first two movies. I tried to read the first two books, but I was just unable to, until I became a huge fan afterwards, and went back to read it.

  4. Maryoo - This book is what grasped me into the series, as well as the movie. After I saw the third movie I bought all the books and read the first five within 10 days. (Oh to have the time to do that now!).