Stephanie Reviews Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Posted May 29th, 2013 by in *Review / 2 comments

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons. It is the last book where everything is still kind of bright and happy. After this book, the books start to get dark. It is also the only book in the series where Voldemort and his underlings don’t make an attempt on Harry.

As with all of the Harry Potter books, I loved this entry in the series. In this book, the students of Hogwarts finally have a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor who knows his stuff. I have to say that I really enjoyed Professor Remus Lupin. He is a complete underdog (no pun intended) and I feel like he got such a raw deal in life.

The visit back to Hogwarts is always one that I look forward to. Prisoner of Azkaban certainly doesn’t disappoint. We get to spend time in the castle, be with Harry as he plays Quidditch, be with the students during classes, and so much more. Hagrid’s first year of teaching Care of Magical Creatures occurs in the Prisoner of Azkaban. It is so good to be able to see Hagrid succeed after so many years of wrongful punishment. The only part about this whole book that didn’t sit well with me is the amount of time Ron and Hermione spent not speaking to each other because of their pets behaving like animals. (Apparently most of my problem comes from Ron being a whiny and annoying little brat.)

Of course at the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling twists the story and leaves us wanting to know so much more than she tells us. While we may not have any more new Harry Potter books to look forward to, we also don’t have to wait to pick up the next chapter in this phenomenal series. 🙂

Stephanie

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2 Responses to “Stephanie Reviews Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling”

  1. Alexa

    I think it is really funny that you like this book so much out of the series and I really didn’t care for it all that much. I did like that we get to see so many new things and secrets do come to the surface but it is not my favorite of the series. I really need to pick this up once I finish the review books on my shelf because I need to catch up on the read-along.

    Great review and I’m glad you like this so much. Plus as you said there are no new stories to Harry Potter but we don’t have to wait to read the rest of the series. 🙂
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    • Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

      I like it because it seems to be that lost stronghold for innocence. Once Goblet of Fire kicks in the books are full of heartbreak. There are still good times but they seem to be marred. We’ve missed you in the read-along but I know just how busy you are!

      Thank you!

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