Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

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Title: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

Author: J.K. Rowling

Genre: Children’s & Fantasy

Publication date: July 8, 1999

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“You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”

 

Harry Potter has been the highlight of my childhood for so long and Prisoner of Azkaban has always been a favorite. Then again all the books are.

The Marauder’s were probably my absolute favorite part of this book. Of course we should start with Remus Lupin. The way Lupin would talk about Sirius and James really struck a chord for me. I felt so much sadness for him. His story and just thinking about everything he went through. One of my favorite scenes was when he taught the students how to get rid of a Boggart.

 

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“But make it quick, Remus. I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for…”

 

When Lupin and Sirius told Harry about Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs *Clutches heart* I just wish they had told this story in the movies too. I feel like it was one of the most important points. Especially, for us to feel the attachment that we felt when we were reading the book.

 

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Pettigrew’s betrayal never fails to make me feel furious. To have friends who would have sacrificed their lives in order to protect each other isn’t a small thing. And I know they would have done it for him.

 

“What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?” said Black, with a terrible fury in his face. “Only innocent lives, Peter!”
“You don’t understand!” whined Pettigrew. “He would have killed me, Sirius!”
“THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!” roared Black. “DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”

 

Can we please take a moment and remember the relationship between Sirius and Crookshanks’? Such a brave kitty.

Harrys growth was something I loved. And the sass. The amount of sass that Harry throws around is just magnificent. The golden trio in general are always nice to read about even if they do bicker quite a lot. Two scenes I can’t get over, the first is when Ron called Harry while he was at the Dursleys.

 

“HELLO? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I-WANT-TO-TALK-TO-HARRY-POTTER!”

 

The second was when Hermione gave Draco the slap he deserved when he made fun of Hagrid.

Have you ever seen anything quite as pathetic?” said Malfoy. “And he’s supposed to be our teacher!”
Harry and Ron both made furious moves toward Malfoy, but Hermione got there first – SMACK!

 

Let’s not leave out Fred and George!

“Where is Wood?” said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn’t there.
“Still in the showers,” said Fred. “We think he’s trying to drown himself.” 

 

Plot

Just like every Harry Potter book the plot was so well written. I love the amount of detail and information that J.K. Rowling puts into her books. Even the simple things are always great to know. While reading the series and even after finishing, there’s always this huge smile on my face. An impression that’s really hard to find in many books.

And it’s time to end this review. Mischief Managed.

 

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Rating

★★★★★

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