Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' by J.K. Rowling

Years ago I read Harry Potter for the first time. I never reviewed the books though. And that's definitely not right if you've been an Book Blogger for over three years. So it's time to finally re-read and review my favorite books.

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to 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...

The Facts:

Publication Date:
July 8th, 1999
Harry Potter #3
YA, Fantasy, Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

Over the years I’ve read the Harry Potter series several times, and I always look forward to reading the third book the most. I’ve heard many times that other readers didn’t really like ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ as much as the other books. But to me it’s definitely one of my favorites. 

Why? Well, because of many reasons. For starters I love the whole Harry-blowing-up-aunt-Marge part. Hilarious!! That part of the book can still make me laugh! And the following moment with the Knights bus is definitely a good moment for me. Wouldn’t you love to go on that bus? I know I would. 

But one of my favorite moments of this book is definitely the moment where Harry gets to stay at Diagon Alley for the last part of his summer vacation. I remember reading that part for the first time and just being so happy that Harry got to stay there and walk around Diagon Alley all day. And admittedly I’ve been a little jealous of that too. LOL!! Who wouldn’t love spending a week there?!

In ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Hermoine and Ron definitely start having some troubles. They don’t agree on a lot of things, and the fact that Hermoine bought a Cat that is clearly in for Ron’s rat Scabbers, isn’t making things any easier. But I love these moments. They are funny, and definitely spice things up a little.

In this book we also find out about the Marauder’s Map. And what a fascinating piece of paper that is. I’d love to get my hands on one of those. Wouldn’t life be much easier? LOL!

And we have Sirius Black and Prof. Lupin of course. Yes, I definitely love those characters. I honestly wish we could have seen more of them.
And don’t forget about Buckbeak the hippogriff. One of Hagrid’s most fascinating creatures if you ask me.

Yes, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ is definitely one of my favorite books in this series. And reading this one always makes me want to read the other once as fast as I can too.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.

For more information about J.K. Rowling please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter and Facebook

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