Thursday, June 14, 2007

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'

by J.K. Rowling

Fiction/Fantasy, 1999
Bloomsbury UK, paperback, 312 p.
Book #3 in the Harry Potter series
WINNER of the Whitbread Award- Children's Book of the Year, 1999

(Book #23 for 2007, Book #3 for M&N's Summer 7 Challenge)
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 holiday. (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 fun continues. I like Book #3 as it starts to get a bit more complicated, and things are building up to later events. Plus there’s the Knight Bus, the Marauder’s Map, Buckbeak, Sirius Black, Dementors, Hermione’s secret and lots more. As for the movie, plenty of changes as usual but all of the main stuff is there. I love how they’ve done the Marauder’s Map! And it’s interesting to see the actors growing up on-screen. I’m looking forward to reading and seeing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire later this month.

My Rating: 4/5


  1. I'm way behind; I've only read the first two. Oops, better order the last one for kiddo. I keep forgetting. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. You're welcome. I actually haven't ordered it yet either because I can't quite decide how or where from. I really should make up my mind soon though I guess.

  3. I can't wait to read the new one, but then it will be a little sad, too.

    My nieces and are I excited about the upcoming movie, too - we're planning an HP movie marathon the weekend before we go so we can have our memory of Hogwarts refreshed!

  4. Lesley,
    It'll definitely be a little sad. It's been fun to read and watch the movies as I go along.

  5. I think this one might be my favourite in the series. I just find the way the plot is woven so masterful.

  6. Nymeth,
    Without saying anything because of spoilers, I love how it all fits together at the end. Definitely one of the most memorable in the series, I think.


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