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Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school...

My thoughts

Brilliant and charming all the way through. For me this is where the Harry potter books really kick off and get interesting and have that bit more depth to them.

I loved the use of the time turner in this book and the way in which the plot resolved itself as a result. I love the new characters added to the story, the excitement of the quidditch matches and the ever looming presence of the dementors in this book which add tha slightly dark edge. I'd actually forgotten that voldemort didn't feature in this one at all as in my head he pops up yearly. So many thing set up for future books!

I cannot wait to reread the next book!

Note on the film adaptation

Not impressed at all with the film adaptation of this book. So much missing that it felt wrong and I was actually quite cross by the end of it!


Ailsa said…
Love this book. Possibly influenced by the fact I have it on my ipod, so I listen to it a lot, but I think this is one of my favourites of the series.

It's so fun that there are so many people re-reading this series on the blogs right now.. including myself! This is the first movie I thought that did the series justice!