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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (original 1999; edition 2004)

by J.K. 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 (Book 3)
Authors:J.K. Rowling (Author)
Info:Scholastic (2004), 560 pages
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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  Jonez | Sep 23, 2022 |
Harry Potter is now in his 3rd year at Hogwarts and the drama never ends. First, Harry runs away after becoming angry at Aunt Marge and blowing her up like a balloon, and watching her float away. Picked up by the Knight Bus, Harry is met by the Minister of Magic at the Leaky Cauldron and his use of magic is swept under the rug. Also, this year Harry is being hunted, not by Voldemort, but by escaped murderer Sirius Black. On top of trying to evade Black, Harry must try to figure out why he reacts to Dementors, those tracking down Black, and how to keep them away.

One of the many new classes Harry takes this year is Care of Magical Creatures which is taught by none other than Hagrid, In his first class, Harry learns how to treat and ride a Hippogriff which will come in handy without him realizing it. In that same class, Draco Malfoy treats the Hippogriff badly and is injured which makes his father demand that the Hippogriff be killed.

Harry learns from overhearing teachers speak that not only did Sirius Black lead his parents to their death but that he is also Harry's godfather. This ignites a new flame in Harry to confront Black and repay him for killing his parents. Throughout the story, Black is represented in many ways.

This is a good addition to the Harry Potter world and helps set up characters for future stories and the many character arcs that will occur. Sirius Black and Remus Lupin become very important members of the group that helps Harry track down and eventually take care of Voldemort. ( )
  Micareads | Sep 22, 2022 |
this mystery is really interesting. ( )
  hinusultan | Sep 13, 2022 |
Is there any way to write a review on any of the Harry Potter books without doing it injustice? Nearly nobody attempts to create a full review on this series because of 1) its popularity, 2) its huge fanbase and 3) its awesomeness in general. And neither will I do so. The first book was fantastic, although I read it probably ten years too late in my life. The second book was not so fantastic, but still a great book. And the third one ... completely blew my mind.

I wanted to write a review on this book; I even started a checklist to keep track of what I wanted to add here. But the further I delved into the stories about the Prisoner of Azkaban, the more did I realize that the only things I was going to say were 'X is awesome', 'Y rocks' and 'Z simply has to be the winner'. The only aspect which might be criticized about this book might be the fact that some characters like Voldemort, Malfoy or, on the other hand, Harry, Hermione or Ron are relatively black or white, evil or good. But I don't mind. Because. Those. Characters. Are. Amazing. Hagrid and Lupin are my new favorites after reading this book. And I want more of Hedwig, because - owls!

In contrast to the two previous books, the pace is so wonderfully matching in this book. Just at the right time before the descriptions of the Hogwarts school year (all of them contributing to the entire plot) might turn too extensive, the story climbs up to its climax and concludes within one hundred pages of incredible tension. Logical relevations, long-desired confrontations and a lot of surprises will accompany you during your journey with Harry and his friends, resulting in the convergence of several different plotlines which were established during the course of the novel.

Most of the people I know have read this book, but if you happen to be one of the few exceptions, then go read it. Maybe you fear it because of its fantasy elements? I've never been a fan of fantasy either, but this book series changed my opinion. Maybe you fear it because of its popularity? Don't be afraid. The hype is completely justified.

My reviews in the Harry Potter series:

1) [b:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone|3|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)|J.K. Rowling|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1474154022l/3._SY75_.jpg|4640799]: Go to review
2) [b:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|15881|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)|J.K. Rowling|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1474169725l/15881._SY75_.jpg|6231171]: Go to review ( )
  Councillor3004 | Sep 1, 2022 |
A saga de Harry Potter continua e a qualidade se mantém, com personagens memoráveis, como o gato Crookshanks ("vigarista") e o professor Lupin, mistérios que se resolvem no final, elementos bem amarrados e dicas aos leitores mais atentos (se bem que com os filmes isso passa a ser quase um aspecto meramente formal). A autora tenta salvar as regras idiotas do Quadribol gerando uma situação em que a pontuação dos jogos conta, além do pomo de ouro. Mas é pouco. Outra coisa que fica mais evidente nesse terceiro livro, já conduzindo para momentos mais trágicos em livros futuros, é como o sistema de pontos de Hogwarts é também completamente arbitrário e bobo. E isso mais o fato de que fica patente nesse livro que Snape, em que pese a boa intenção, é também realmente um sujeito birrento, autoritário e miope. Essa miopia redescreve um personagem que poderia ser antipático mais querido, em um autocrata prepotente e bobo, que compartilha da bobeira educacional da autocracia pedagógica de Hogwarts. Acho que isso me fez gostar menos desse do que dos dois primeiros, embora ainda seja um livro muito bom. Tampouco gosto do excesso de drama que rodeia em alguns momentos Sirius Black, especialmente na cena envolvendo Harry. E claro, o final é muito engenhoso. Agora, acho que também nesse livro a dependência no Quadribol da qualidade de equipamento é tão reforçada que beira o ridículo, com a história da Firebolt. A jogadora Cho é basicamente tão boa quanto Harry, embora menos precoce, mas tem uma vassoura ruim, o que determina seu desempenho. Tudo isso piora a ambiguidade envolvendo Malfoi e suas habilidades no jogo. Ele realmente só comprou o time com vassouras? ( )
  henrique_iwao | Aug 30, 2022 |
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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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