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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (original 1999; edition 2017)

by Rowling J.k. (Author)

Series: Harry Potter (3)

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During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
Title:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Authors:Rowling J.k. (Author)
Info:Bloomsbury (2017)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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It's this book where you can see how much of an evil person Severus Snape actually is. No redeeming act further into the story can change the fact that he's a resentful, vengeful, absolutely horrible petty man. ( )
  Nannus | Jan 17, 2022 |
My favorite so far!! ( )
  bookdrunkard78 | Jan 6, 2022 |
this was fun. i had already forgotten a good bit since a year and a half ago, and it was exciting to read again. i really like the introduction of lupin and sirius, and although some of the behavior doesn't really make sense if you look too closely at it, the misdirection is pretty good. the time turner is still the best thing ever. i'm looking forward to seeing how she develops snape in the next book, as i don't remember at all. (3.25 stars)

from july 2020:
i think this is my favorite so far, this time around. which is a little of a surprise to me, because the elements introduced in this book have a heavier fantasy component than in the previous books. (i know, it's all fantasy, but there was more in this one, and that's not usually stuff that i like.) i love lupin and the introduction of sirius black, giving harry something of his parents back. if there's anything in the world that i would want (other than things like an end to oppression and actual peace, kindness, and equality) it would 100% be a time-turner, and i would absolutely have used it just as hermione did when i was younger. now i'd read more books, actually turn the tv on, clean the house, go to a museum or take a hike, sleep (omg sleep!). to have more hours in the day, when others didn't, i don't care the risks; i want a time-turner.

this is the book where it starts to seem to me that she had every detail mapped out before the first book went to print, and while there are a few holes in the general story (to an adult anyway), i'm super impressed with the details that she'd lined up from the get-go. this one was fun, and the tension was largely trickery this time. (big lead up but no real danger this time, compared to the earlier books.) although sirius wouldn't have acted the way he did, letting us continue to think he was still dangerous and evil for a while, before the truth came out.

(3.5 stars)

from jan 2009:
still having fun with these...
(2 stars) ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Dec 30, 2021 |
One of my favorites of the series but I am forever screaming in frustration at the terrible choices made in the shrieking shack. Just turn him back right away then knock him out before you tie him up and problem solved. ( )
  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
Not my favorite of the Harry Potter books. Way too much Quidditch and I'm not a fan of Sirius. ( )
  Zenary | Dec 16, 2021 |
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All current reviews of Harry Potter books should probably be addressed to some future audience for whom Harry is book rather than phenomenon; at the moment, reviews seem superfluous. For the record, then, O future reader, this latest installment in Harry’s saga is quite a good book.
So far, in terms of plot, the books do nothing very new, but they do it brilliantly
Igual que en las dos primeras partes de la serie –La piedra filosofal y La cámara secreta– Harry aguarda con impaciencia el inicio del tercer curso en el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería. Tras haber cumplido los trece años, solo y lejos de sus amigos de Hogwarts, Harry se pelea con su bigotuda tía Marge, a la que convierte en globo, y debe huir en un autobús mágico. Mientras tanto, de la prisión de Azkaban se ha escapado un terrible villano, Sirius Black, un asesino en serie con poderes mágicos que fue cómplice de lord Voldemort y que parece dispuesto a eliminar a Harry del mapa. Y por si esto fuera poco, Harry deberá enfrentarse también a unos terribles monstruos, los dementores, seres abominables capaces de robarles la felicidad a los magos y de borrar todo recuerdo hermoso de aquellos que osan mirarlos. Lo que ninguno de estos malvados personajes sabe es que Harry, con la ayuda de sus fieles amigos Ron y Hermione, es capaz de todo y mucho más.
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To Jill Prewett and Aine Kiely,
the Godmothers of Swing
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During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

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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 Azkaban 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.
Haiku summary
Made a mistake by

establishing time travel.

Will fix in book five.

First teacher I like

turns out to be a monster.

Cannot catch a break.

Sybil Trelawny
was right. The grim in Harry's
cup WAS Sirius.

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