Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (#3 Harry Potter)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

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

Published: 1999

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling is the 3rd book in the series.

I cannot emphasize enough the love I have for this series.

Harry, Hermione and Ron are back at Hogwarts for their 3rd year.   There has been an escape from Azkaban, the supposedly fool-proof Wizards Prison, which is heavily guarded by “Dementors”.  They will be guarding Hogwarts until Sirius Black is back in prison.  Unfortunately, Harry has a bad reaction to these Dementors.  The new teacher, Professor Lupin teaches him the Patronus Charm, in an effort to keep them away.

While on a forbidden trip to the nearby town of Hogsmeade, Harry learns more about Sirius, and the news is not good.  Then there’s the fact that the dementors seem to be more of a hindrance than a help,  and the Divinity teacher tells him he has the “Grim”, which of course means death, and shows itself as a gigantic dog, very similar to the one that seems to be following Harry from place to place.  Overall, Harry is constantly looking over his shoulder.

Meanwhile,  Hagrid tried his hand at teaching.  But with Draco Malfoy in class, you know things are going to go bad, and Draco manufactures a horrendous injury supposedly caused by the Hippogriff that Hagrid was showing off.  Buckbeak is sentenced to death.

It will be up to Hermione, Harry and Ron to see if they can save Buckbeak, and perhaps others.

As usual, Rowling has rolled up her sleeves and got down to business.  These books are so entertaining, the characters beaming with life, getting richer with every year that passes.  You get sucked right into the tale…and that’s what reading is all about!

 

Favorite Quotes from The Prisoner of Azkaban:

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”     “Mischief Managed.”

“Oh, come now, Harry, the Ministry doesn’t send people to Azkaban for blowing up their aunts.”

“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?”‘

 

Re-Read: May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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