Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling

17347383Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pub Date: August 27, 2013
Format: Paperback, 15th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 435
Source: Purchased
Genre(s): Middlegrade, YA, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

For twelve long years, the dreaded 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 be a traitor in their midst.

My mini-review:

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

So many years later and it’s still such a good read! Perhaps my favourite, even. We’ll see if that changes throughout the rest of my re-read of the series. Remus Lupin has always been one of my favourite characters, and Sirius Black has always been one of the most interesting.

My favourite thing about this novel is the introduction of the dementors! Those vile things were in all of my childhood nightmares. More importantly, Harry learns how to execute the Expecto Patronum spell. I’m still trying to find my Patronus.

Needless to say, this is a 5-star read. Don’t let the muggles get you down!

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