The third book of Harry Potter was amazing and the first time reading it was my favorite, until the next book came out. But this one is better because you meet one of my favorite characters. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban brings fourth the character of Sirius Black.
The Plot of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban:
“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, Voldermort.
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.”
I was really in love with this book when I read it the first time through this fifth or sixth time that I picked up the book because Sirius Black was a very cool new character to have in the series. I mean really how could you not love his character and every time I read the book I remember more and more about him. I loved the interaction and hoped for more (of course not all things will be a happy ending as we find out later).
Now starting out the book I loved how Harry really did have a normal life. He couldn’t do magic and still had to live with the Dursley’s whom I actually like, frustrated by like. Their attitudes are completly annoying but they give Harry a sense of realiness. Magic is not the only thing. I think that it also really does give more to the plot because it lets you understand Harry more.
As Rowling writes the books I also love how she gives you a little background which is intertwined throughout the book. Helps you remember what had happened before (if you really forgot the scenes, which I really never do). She doesn’t just tell you but as she writes there are details telling you what happened.
One thing about the book that was very different from the other books was the time traveling. It was something I did not think of that Hermione was getting into but it was an interesting side factor which later on of course came into play with the plot.
I loved the fact that also you are still learning more about the past of Harry and really the past of the night that Harry’s parents and himself met their fate. It was interesting to learn about who was really betraying who and who turns out to be the innocent ones involved.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban was truly an amazing book to read over and over. You really get caught up in the world of Harry Potter as he searchs to find the truth about the past and to pass his third year.