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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban…

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.
Title:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Slytherin Edition
Authors:Rowling (Author)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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AZKABAN moves smoothly through many plot variations, notably with the addition of Professor Lupin,
then veers into convoluted magical realism which is not often fun to follow. ( )
  m.belljackson | Mar 8, 2023 |
This has always been my fave Harry Potter book and I don't think that's ever likely to stop. I love everything about it, how casually it introduces shit that's gonna be vital during the last fifty pages (like animaguses) and how beautifully everything fits together by the end and just ... everything about it.

Snape is insane in this one though. Like he's extremely fucking creepy and abusive and it's horrible. The only thing I liked about Snape in this one is this new realization: Snape is 33-something in this one and McGonnagall is in her 70s I think ... yet Snape keeps making snide comments about how Gryffindor hasn't won the Quidditch cup in many years and it is provoking the shit out of McGonnagall and when you consider the actual age difference between them instead of thinking about it in movie terms, then that's fucking hilarious to me. 30-something Snape mocking 70-something McGonnagall and her actually falling for it. Yes. If only Snape wasn't such a douche in general ... ( )
  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
First sentence: Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of year. For another, he really wanted to do his homework but was forced to do it in secret, in the dead of night. And he also happened to be a wizard.

Premise/plot: Harry Potter and his friends are preparing for a third year at Hogwarts. This one starts out in some ways extremely similar to the other two books in the series, but quite different as well. After an INCIDENT with his "family," Harry Potter runs away... Around this same time the magic world is shook by the escape of a prisoner from Azkaban--Sirius Black. Everyone is so distracted/concerned about his escape, that Harry Potter's so-called illegal use of magic is overlooked or quickly pardoned. Most of this school year is concerned with the missing Sirius Black. It is thought that Harry Potter is in even more danger than usual...

Plenty of adventures and misadventures are to be found in the day to day lives of Harry Potter and company.

My thoughts: I certainly did not expect Scabbers--Ron Weasley's rat--to enter into the story in this fashion. I wasn't surprised by other elements of this one. I've learned to expect just about anything/everything from other characters--particularly adults, mostly professors, etc.

I liked this one okay. I didn't hate it. But it also wasn't all that thrilling. Well, it had its thrilling moments towards the end. But for the most part it is all ho-hum. Hermione is super busy taking a million classes at once. Hermione has a "mean" cat. I guess the only other positive thing is that we get a few glimpses of who Harry's parents--their characters/personalities/relationships/etc. ( )
  blbooks | Feb 18, 2023 |
Great Book ( )
  KavanaK | Feb 18, 2023 |
Terzo libro della saga che per me non fa altro che confermare la bravura della Rowling. ( )
  Raffaella10 | Jan 28, 2023 |
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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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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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