I wasn’t that animated to read the Prisoner of Azkaban, however, as I began it only for the sake of completing it, I couldn’t put down the book. Believe me, it was better than the previous two books. It had the creepy feels, the comedy and the unhappiness.
The plot is about a young wizard named Harry Potter, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with his two best friends Ronald Weasley and Hermoine Granger, Harry investigated Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from an inhumane place called Azkaban who they believe is one of Lord Voldemort’s old allies and is on the hunt to kill Harry.
I liked everything about this third book of Mrs. Rowling and greatly respect her for writing and achieving something so magnificent. The story line goes so smoothly and perfectly and the sentences are spilled so flawlessly. I could feel the tension when Harry tries to sneak away to Hogsmeade and I could feel the despair when the dementors arrived with their scaly fingers and rasping sounds (I always wished to eat a chocolate too after that) And Ron’s sarcastic comments often made me chuckle. The book had the right moods each time.
The quidditch matches were so interesting, I wish I had a magical broom as well. I felt the vibrant sensation when Harry was after the snitch in their final quidditch match against the terrific Slytherin (Yet, I love that group for their evilness) I’m a Gryffindor all the way, though. No doubt on that.
My favorite character would be professor Lupin because of his casual way of talking even in disturbed times. It always annoys me when the Durselys don’t treat Harry right and say so many awful things about his dad, James Potter. I got thrilled and high in the ending chapters when Harry and Hermoine were trying to get Sirius to escape! (Oops, sorry if I spoiled it for ya…should’ warned)
I did think that the relationship between Sirius (being his god-father) and Harry in the end was too quick since he had only briefly met him. But overall, the book did have some horrible and heart-touching aspects of revenge and friendship.
I would absolutely recommend this book to all those who love fantasy, who are looking for ways to grow up and gain courage and who love the previous parts of Harry Potter or are just trying to finish the entire series.
My Rating: 4/5