Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Last year I started re-reading the Harry Potter series. I grew up reading these books and this one has always been my favorite. There is something about believing all your troubles are history and that you'll finally have a place in the world to only have your hope dashed to bits. It's so real. Harry experiences that every school year to some degree when he has to leave to his family's for summer breaks, but he doesn't ever experience it as much as he does in book 3. He is so happy to finally have a piece of his parents, to have an adult that is his guardian who loves him, really loves him and it is all taken away because of the cowardice of one man, one rat. It's truly heartbreaking. Also heartbreaking, are the actions of the author of this series. She is a TERF (Trans-Exclusionary-Radical-Feminist) and her writings indicate a gross misunderstanding of Native cultures as she writes about them as they are all one. These are troubling and disappointing attributes. I hope to see these attitudes change, but I am not holding my breath. I am going to continue to re-read the series, but now I will read it through a more critical lens.
Peter T. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ April 11, 2018
In Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter is going to school, but the murderer Sirius Black is after him. People say that he murdered 13 people with one curse and that he is loyal to Voldemort. He was kept in the prison that is called Azkaban (it is very bad there), but he has escaped and he might be going after Harry Potter because Harry Potter stopped lord Voldemort. The guards at Azkaban heard him muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts, he’s at Hogwarts.” Harry is not safe at his school because there might be a traitor inside the walls of Hogwarts. I like this book because it is thrilling, suspenseful, and keeps you guessing. I would recommend this book to teenagers because it is scary and action packed.
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.
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
This book is Perfecto Patrunum!
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.