Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

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Reviewed: 2017-09-10

This book is where the series first starts to transform from an enjoyable, playful flight of whimsy to something more serious. I love Sirius Black, and this is the first book where you meet him.

Reviewed: 2017-08-29
Book Description For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who's forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard "accidentally" causes the Dursleys' dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig. As it turns out, Harry isn't punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black--an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban--is on the loose. Not only that, but he's after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry's very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Publishers Weekly In this third installment in the projected seven-volume series, Sirius Black, imprisoned for killing 13 people with one curse, escapes from Azkaban. As he heads for Hogwarts, the chilling Dementors who trail him quickly descend upon the school. "Each successive volume expands upon its predecessor with dizzyingly well-planned plots and inventive surprises," said PW in a Best Books of 2001 citation. Ages 8-up. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Reviewed: 2016-10-27

I rated my book 5 stars because it was exciting, scary, and interesting. This book is about a boy who is a wizard and figures out that an old friend of his dad [who died] is wanted but figures out he is really his godfather. My favorite part is when he figures out that the friend of his dad is his godfather.

Jasmine Jenkins            10/27/16

 

Reviewed: 2016-06-16
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Reviewed: 2015-09-18

This book is Perfecto Patrunum!

Reviewed: 2015-08-15
It was a great book and the end was the best
Reviewed: 2015-07-25

Easily one of my favourite volumes of the series! Certainly the one that got me hooked on Harry Potter!

While the books theme isn’t supposed to be horror – to me it does have its horror elements: I am afraid of scenes that show dogs or wolves in some form of ‘scary’ way. And this book has both! That made the book all the more gripping for me (those things you can’t stand and yet can’t really look away from!)!
Then, of course, the background information we get on some of my favourite characters; the Marauders. I absolutely love scenes that contain flashbacks of them and this book provides the most! We also get to see more of the twins and the series is slowly taking a darker turn.

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