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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Turning Point for the Better in the Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

So as I have mentioned in the past few blogs, I have started listening to started listening to audio books, because I discovered my new gym membership is boring. The idea of running and biking in place makes everything dull. So audio books help, and I have been working my way through the Harry Potter series. And I have just finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. So is my review on the third Harry Potter novel by J.K Rowling.

So what is it about? It follows Harry Potter, a boy wizard in his third year at Hogwarts school of magic. The mass murderer and dark wizard Sirius Black is on the loose after escaping the world’s most secure magical prison Azkaban. And Harry and his friends soon learn that Sirius Black may be after Harry Potter. Because of this, these spectral demonic like creatures called dementors, are mandated to watch over the school and capture Black if he shows up. These creatures are guards for the prisoner of Azkaban and are required to watch over the school by the orders of the Ministry of Magic. From there, the story unfolds. The criminal tries to break in. Harry uncovers more secrets about Black, his own father, and that this whole situation is much more complicated than he ever imagined.

The good? This is the book in the series where Harry Potter begins to gain steam. This is no longer kiddy and is beginning to grow up. This is darker and more serious. And most of all the story has more action and a better story finally beginning to expand the lore outside of the school. This is where the major story arc begins. Also the characters are as charming as ever.

The bad? Not much is that bad in this story. There’s long winded confession scene at one point, but its not enough to hurt the story at all. Beyond that, I could not find any more faults.

Overall, this is a great book. This is the book that grows up a little bit and brings a wonderful story arc in play. This is a make it or break it book for the series. If you make it to book three and this book does not entertain you, you are never going to enjoy Harry Potter. But if you like fantasy or just curious about the series this is a good read.

4 smoothies out of Four.

Overall Rating: The Turning Point for the Better in the Harry Potter Series.


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