The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling and the third in the Harry Potter series. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry investigates Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban who they believe is one of Lord Voldemort’s old allies.
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There is a reason why J.K. Rowling is the fairy god-mother to millions of children (and adults) worldwide. Friendship, love, hope, they’re present in her books even in the most desperate times, when Evil seems undefeatable, when no escape is visible. She encourages and empowers, shows that everything is possible, that strength and courage can be found within, when you have someone to hold your hand.
“It marks a distinct change in tone and a maturation of the writing. As the characters grew older, the challenges they faced became more dark and intense.”The Book Guide® Editor
This book marks a distinct change in tone and a maturation of the writing. As the characters grew older, the challenges they faced became more dark and intense. The plot became murkier especially in regard to Sirius and his involvement (or lack thereof) in the murders of Potter’s parents. It all just got so much better. I think this is a large part of Rowling’s success. She could have fallen into a trap and continuously wrote books like the first two, but instead she moved her story forward and let it grow. And her readers rejoice.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban we see the first time the real threat to Harry is realized. Sure, we’ve seen Voldemort on the back of Professor Quirrel’s head and we saw an early Tom Riddle in the form of a Horcrux diary type thing, but the dementors were an entirely different level of danger. The entire story felt less comic and less feel-good, for the first time it seemed like Harry Potter could actually die if he didn’t find his courage and repel them with his power. He owed much to Lupin here, a character who becomes slightly overlooked as the series progresses, but a hugely pivotal one in the development of Harry. This is the book where Harry truly found his confidence.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) by J. K. RowlingDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.8/5 Excellent