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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban…

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

by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

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
Other authors:Mary GrandPré
Info:Scholastic (1999), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 435 pages
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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(2021 rating: 4 / 5): On the other hand...now that I've read the rest of the series, I like Fred and George more. Though James, Sirius, and the others were immature and even mean during school, it bothered me less than before. And once again, listening to the audiobook this time let me ignore the dashes and ellipses that bothered me during my first reading. Like with the first book in the series, I liked the entire experience a little more this time.

(2019 rating: 3.5 / 5):
It actually took me some time after finishing this book to decide how I felt about it. I realized that this was because it was not terribly exciting or cohesive throughout. I did find myself wanting to push to finish it, but that was as much because I wanted to find out if some of my theories were correct or not. Certain things that were going on seemed really obvious to me, and I wanted to know how they panned out.

I was not surprised to find out that Sirius Black was not evil like he was made out to be. I was, however, both surprised and disappointed to find out that Sirius Black, Harry's dad, and a couple of other guys were the Fred & George Weasley of their time. I had not pictured Harry's dad that way, and while I'm sure it's not uncommon for "hooligans" to grow up and be respectable adults, it was strange to think of Harry's dad as a bully, and to think of Snape as a victim.

Hermione's arc was disappointing, as she was barely in this book except to anger Ron and then disappear for a while. And the reveal at the end about how she was going to so many classes at the same time was a bit unrealistic. Not because it's time travel, but because I have a difficult time believing they'd let her time travel for school. And then later, there are some inconsistencies with the time travel that bugged me.

Harry himself was hit-or-miss for me. I know he'd done some things in the previous books that he wasn't supposed to be doing, but when he snuck out to go to Hogsmeade in this book, it felt more outright defiant to me. I did enjoy the Quidditch scenes though, and laughed out loud at McGonagall's reactions in the final match.

By some point in the 2nd half of the book, I realized how irritated all of the dashes in the book were making me, and to a lesser degree, ellipses. They were just so peppered throughout, for interrupted speech, faltering speech, and just...well, anything they're normally used for. I use both of these punctuation types myself, and normally, it's pretty innocuous. So for me to have noticed it so much, there must have been quite a lot of it.

Overall, I didn't dislike the book, but didn't enjoy it as much as I did the previous one. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
I mean, you can't stop after just one.....
  schoenbc70 | Sep 2, 2023 |
As good as I remembered. I love reading all of the scenes that I had forgotten about. ( )
  CaitlinDaugherty | Aug 28, 2023 |
Maybe my least favorite of the series? Not that it suffers all that much for that since I just love the whole series as one wonderful whole. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
Buenísimo desarrollo, excelentes personajes! Mucho mas oscura y viajes en el tiempo, espectacular! ( )
  mahebelen | Aug 25, 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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