May 17, 2009

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

How is it that every Harry Potter book I read is better then the one I read before? How does J.K. Rowling do it? I thought the first Harry Potter was so great that there isn't a word to discribe it. Then I read the second one and I'm in awe. The third one is so amazing that I don't want to take the time to write this review, I just want to start on #4. But I can't do that because I have a few books that I have to review and a couple of them I have to have them done on or by a certain date. So my Harry Potter adventure must end here for now. Not to worry though because my husband and I will be watching the movie tonight.

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts and he cannot wait for school to begin. Living with the Dursley's, Harry's aunt and uncle who are Muggles, which mean that they are normal people, has been a nightmare that Harry has had to endure almost his whole life. Harry's parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldermort who tried to kill Harry, who was just an infant, but failed and in the process lost most of his power. Once Harry found out that he is a wizard and that he gets to leave the Dursley's behind to attend Hogwarts, Harry feels his life will forever change. And it does. Harry has made two very good friends Ron and Hermione who also attend Hogwarts.

Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban prison. Somehow he managed to outsmart the dementors, horrible creatures who literally suck the happiness from those around it. Sirius is the one who sold Harry's parents out and told Voldemort where to find them. And he's coming after Harry.

This is a great read and I recommend it to everyone, young and old.

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Melissa said...

Great review!

I love these books. Adore them, really. Even my parents love them--they've listened to all the audiobooks and on occasion borrowed one of my books if they wanted to read it through (before the movies, for example).

I hope you continue to enjoy them! I was really amazed at how much I loved the last book, I was a little afraid of reading it because it would be "the end." But it was really outstanding.

Kate said...

Great review! These books are truly amazing. I love them!

ann marie said...

Thanks for the great review. I love all of the movies and can't wait for the new one to come out. I have not read the last book yet, I'm not ready to say goodbye, maybe during the summer. Have a great week. :)