Saturday, April 16, 2011

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, # 3)

By: JK Rowling

Publication: October 1999 by Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic

435 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description-- Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can't imagine that Sirius—or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort—could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair.

Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry's success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father.

Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem.

Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

Guess I'm going to cheat on all the HP books. :) It's just too easy to listen to them at work since I have the audiobooks available to me. This was the most interesting of the HP books thus far for sure. I blew right threw HP3 in no time. Sorry I don't have more to say about it...Gave it 4 stars.

Updated with cover art & details: July 7, 2018.

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