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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Slytherin Edition (1999)

by Rowling (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.
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Title:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Slytherin Edition
Authors:Rowling (Author)
Info:Bloomsbury
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:lang:en, fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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I must say that this used to be my least favorite book in the series. I know how ridiculous that sounds. I just found the book to be... boring, for the most part. The overwhelming focus on Hogsmeade, Buckbeak, and Quidditch in this entry made it a lot less entertaining to me than the other ones. However, upon rereading it, I've changed my opinion slightly. While I do still find certain portions of this book to be quite uninteresting, there's just so much good stuff here that it's hard to ignore it.[return][return]This book introduces my favorite character in the entire Harry Potter series: Sirius Black. I must emphasize, however, that he is my favorite character in the books and not in the movies. In the movies, Severs Snape is my favorite character, and I'll explain why in an upcoming review. Anyway, I love Sirius's character. This man's story is absolutely incredible. The fact that he used to be a beloved student at Hogwarts and then made the entire school lock down in fear of him a few decades later is so interesting. Thinking about it gives me the shivers. He was a regular guy who got falsely accused of murdering a dozen people and spent over a decade in the worst prison humanity has ever known. Then, he miraculously escaped this dementor-infested hellhole, travelled thousands of miles as a dog, sent the whole of Britain into mass panic, and he hunted down the true murder: Peter Pettigrew. The first time I read the major twist in the Shrieking Shack, I lost my mind. The fact that it is only my 2nd or 3rd favorite plot twist in this franchise speaks volumes about how great of a writer Rowling is.[return][return]Another thing I love about Sirius is that he is the first morally gray character in this series. As I mentioned in an earlier review, I don't like how childish the character work is in the first two books. Every single character is either completely good or completely bad. Yeah, some characters like Ron aren't always the kindest, but there aren't any characters who are truly in that grey area. In this book, however, we see that, while Sirius is generally a good guy, some of his actions are very questionable. The fact that he almost killed Snape on purpose when he was 16 is pretty dark, and the fact that he still despises Snape and lets his head bump against the roof of the tunnel as he leaves the Shrieking Shack shows that he is not an entirely good person. It's a sign that the series is now going in a more mature direction, and I love that. [return][return]As I said, there are some sections of this book that I find very mundane and that really reduce the quality of the reading experience, but, man, when it gets good, it gets REALLY GOOD. Those last 100 pages are easily some of my favorite in the entire saga. ( )
  Moderation3250 | Feb 24, 2024 |
Let me start by saying that I'm not good at determining what is or isn't a spoiler, so to be safe - POSSIBLE SPOILERS ahead!

I really love Stan as a character, I wish he would have had a more important role or at least a reoccurring one! He's easily one of my favorites, and so is Lupin ♡

"I don't go looking for trouble, trouble usually finds ME."

One thing I noticed is that Malfoy wasn't very aggressive toward Buckbeak in the book. It was surprising, honestly. I get that Hippogryfs are proud creatures, but it seems like he didn't act nearly as aggressive as would be needed for Bucky to attack.

Honestly, I think this might be my favorite HP book. It has all of my favorite things - Lupin, Stan, Sirius, and of course, the Dementors ♡ I love those things.

Another thing that kind of annoyed me was Hermione. I get she was just looking out and being stressed about her classes, and that's she's supposed to be this goody two shoes straight lace character, but I got pretty damn upset when she told McGonagall about the broom. Like, her intentions were good, true, but that's not being a good friend, in my opinion.

"Perhaps we should think about dragons at the school entrance?" That would be so dope, please do that, Minister lol Also, did I miss something or just forget... when was there a giant ass squid in the lake???

"That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay raise..." The sass in Dumbledore is real folks, and I love it! Also, wise Dumbledore. "You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?"

Overall, I'm really tempted to say this is my favorite year! And the ending, ahhh, I do love the fluff so much. Ron asking Crookshanks to sniff the owl is literally the cutest thing ever! ♡♡ ( )
  AnnoyingTiger888 | Feb 21, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
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. ( )
  LynneQuan | Feb 9, 2024 |
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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.
 
Der mit SiS. zeichnende Rezensent kann sich eine Lektüre der Harry Potter-Romane ohne den Sprecher Rufus Beck gar nicht mehr vorstellen und vermutet, dass er ihm auf ewig verfallen ist. Er preist ihn als "Herrn der Stimmen", der den vielen Figuren des Kinderbuchs ihren jeweils unverwechselbaren Ton gibt und wartet jetzt schon ungeduldig auf Harry Potter IV als Hörkassette - natürlich gelesen von dem "Stimmenwandler" Beck.
added by vibesandall | editDie Zeit (Oct 19, 2000)
 
...all black-and-white...story-lines are predictable, the suspense minimal, the sentimentality cloying every page...
added by vibesandall | editThe Observer, Anthony Holden (Jun 25, 2000)
 
So far, in terms of plot, the books do nothing very new, but they do it brilliantly
 
added by vibesandall | editThe Guardian (UK) (Jul 16, 1999)
 

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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.
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Made a mistake by

establishing time travel.

Will fix in book five.

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First teacher I like

turns out to be a monster.

Cannot catch a break.

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