Review: ‘Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban’ By J.K. Rowling

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’

By J.K. Rowling

Book #3 in the harry Potter Series

Date: 2004
Pages: 435
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 41
Purchase Locations:  Amazon & Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

I honestly cannot get enough of Harry Potter. It doesnt matter how many times I list to the Audio books I am still just as enthralled as I was when I first listened to them.

The third book is one that I still enjoy but it isn’t my favourite of all time, I usually choose a different book in the series over this one when I am rereading but since I am doing a reread of the whole series over the year, that meant all of them.

I do love that we meet Sirius Black in this book as well as learning more about Harry’s parents and their friends. We also learn so much more about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter Universe and I am definitely here for that. We also begin to learn about more advanced magic like time turner’s, this really made me feel like we were getting into all the things that make the Wizarding World that much more incredible.

I find this book the one that really begins expand on the plot. We are not just looking at a chosen one and the bad guy wanting to kill him. I liked that we were looking at different aspects of it all.

Definitely not my favourite Harry Potter book of all time, but still enjoyable none the less.

Plot: 7.5/10
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 8.5/10
World Building: 9/10
Quality of Writing: 10/10
Overall Rating:  5/5