Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter
Published by Scholastic Press on July 8, 1999
Genres: Harry Potter, Magic, Middle Grade
Pages: 435 : Paperback edition
Source: Purchased at a Scholastic warehouse sale
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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 be a traitor in their midst.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS
Another fantastic cover, and another fantastic addition to the Harry Potter series. I know this is a TON of people’s favorite but for me I think it’s my second favorite. I love the amount of adventure and mystery J.K. Rowling throws into the story and of course the introduction of Sirius Black as Harry’s godfather is so awesome (though short-lived. Cue ugly crying)
Oh and Lupin is introduced too! Love him! He definitely makes werewolves look awesome (suck it Twilight). Reading this really made me think of the movie and how they followed it pretty closely and I could see how the characters lined up and all played their parts really well. Now I can’t wait to rewatch it.
Now, on to the next novel! While it is one of my least favorites of the series, my love for Harry Potter and the wizarding world runs too deep to not read it.