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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling August 23, 2009

Posted by KJ theBookGirl in review.
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HArry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

HArry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is another excellent novel in the Harry Potter series. It is the only novel almost totally unrelated to Lord Voldermort and this makes it interesting it’s role of development in the series, as well as an unusual addition to the enjoyment of the reading as a whole.

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can’t wait to go back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn’t if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There’s an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called to guard the school…

A fantastic new story featuring Harry and his friends from the spellbinding J.K. Rowling.”

This story follows the plot as Harry finds out that the escaped murderer is connected to him in ways he is horrified to imagine, and now putting him in intense danger. Harry has to struggle with this issue of extra but unwanted protection, as he also battles his way through the problems of school bullies (in the form of Draco Malfoy), the pressure of doing well (especially in Quidditch), a little hint at girls (watch out for Cho Chang), and, of course, the worry about comforting and helping your half-giant friend as he tries to protect a hippogriff.

There are many layers and depths to this story, especially as it goes on to deal with friendships and priorities. This story leaves the child-like qualities behind as the reader slowly sinks into the world of Hogwarts, fully and totally, and realises that no matter what the style is: this story can be related to on many a level.

The characters, of course, are well written, as Harry and his friends grow up to act a little older, a little more responsible, and a little more careless as they settle well and truly into the spirit of Hogwarts.

The new characters add far more humour and quirks to the general plot, as does the new setting of Hogsmede – a wizarding town.

The magic of the wizarding world, unfathomably combines with the magic of the style, topic, characters and plot to create a truly unforgettable tales which will stop you forever from putting the book down.

KJ
theBookGirl

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1. Extra resources - December 20, 2012

Awesome. I agree.


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