Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Third in the Harry Potter series
the famous wizard prison, has been containing a man connected to
Harry’s past for twelve years. Nobody has ever escaped Azkaban, but
Sirius Black did and now he wants revenge. Harry knows he must listen to
the adults about not wandering about the castle at night and stay away
from mischief, but trouble always seems to find him and Sirius Black is
trouble personified. In my opinion, The Prisoner of Azkaban is one of
the stronger books in the Harry Potter series. It isn’t my favorite, but
it is a strong novel. There is great characterization in this one. We
learn a lot about Hogwarts past, Harry’s parents, and about the wizard
world in general. Aunt Marge being blown up is still one of my favorite
parts of the novel.
fantastically done with humor and annoyance. It’s a hard to sympathize
with a woman as cruel as her. One thing that wasn’t as fantastic for me
as the movies was the Knight Bus. I felt the Knight Bus just to be
another bus, but with a bit more magic. In the movies they felt quite
spectacular. It’s my one qualm with this whole novel.
Whimsical Writing Scale: 5
main male character is once again Harry. I love Harry. I know a lot of
people consider him to be their least favorite character of the series,
but I love Harry. He’s snarky and it’s fun to read things from his point
Swoon Worthy Scale: 4
I really like the exploration of the Marauders. Particularly
Pettigrew’s fall into Voldemort’s clutches. It’s really heartbreaking to
see someone that James Potter trusted whole heartedly be the one to
turn on him for power. Then there’s Sirius, who is perceived to be the
villain, but is noble and was set up by a man who is no less than a rat.
Lastly, Remus, who is plagued by his lycanthropy and while it doesn’t
make him a villain in his werewolf state he is no longer a man and will
kill anyone that crosses his path.
Villain Scale: 5
characters in the Harry Potter series are its strongest point. Hermoine
is a brilliant character as always and I really like her in this novel.
Ron is my least favorite character of the series, but I did like him a
bit more in this book than I did in others. Draco is one of my favorite
characters. I hate him sometimes, but I love him in others. Fred and
George are just fabulous. I haven’t met anyone who didn’t love them. I
love the characterization of Sirius Black, Professor Lupin, and Peter
Pettigrew in this novel. I thought it was expertly done and my favorite
scene of the whole novel is when the confrontation in the Shrieking
Character Scale: 5
writing is as spellbinding as the world itself. I really enjoy The
Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s shocking to me that I’ve waited so long to
read this series. I’m glad I did though. It’s amazing and my favorite
series of all time.
Plotastic Scale: 5
Cover Thoughts: This cover is absolutely gorgeous. It’s dark and haunting. I love it!
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