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

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When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves… But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss…

I loved this book! In fact, I think I’d say it’s my favourite HP book so far. I didn’t think the first or second books could be topped, but I actually preferred this one.

Why? Becuase I found this book the most character heavy so far and I loved that. Instead of the action being all about chasing and capturing and killing, it felt like more. It felt like emotions and connections between these beautiful characters.

“‘I’m not going to be murdered,’ Harry said out loud.”

But even though this book was very character heavy, I also loved the plot. J.K. Rowling has such skill in making you believe something is going to happen and then completely turning the tables. There were so many ‘ohhh’ moments in this book. So many realisations.

And to make it even better, there were funny moments too! As showed in this quote and many others, there are just chuckle-able moments throughout this gorgeous read. I’m so happy.

“‘That’s the spirit, dear,’ said his mirror sleepily.””

Again, I loved so much about these books. I also adored the further wizarding world and the visits to Hogsmeade.

So what can I say. These books and this world has still managed to completely capture my heart. I’m stuck in Hogwarts and loving it, still. And even though the next book is, um, 800 pages long and the text is half the size of the first 3, I still can’t wait to start it.

★★★★★

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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