Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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This was my least favorite movie adaptation, but so far, it's my favorite book in the series.

It was so interesting! I love Sirius and Remus. I love the look into James Potter's past.
I loved the jokes and the parts that made me cry.

As a 23 year old, I am reading the books a little later than most. These books were out when I was a child but I chose not to read them. And now, I really wish I had, because I probably would have appreciated the movie a bit more.

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Dementor's Kiss
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the brilliant Harry Potter, and J. K. Rowling just keeps getting better as the books go on. This is the last small book, as the thickness starts to pile on in the next few. The Prisoner of Azkaban is full of mystery, humor, spells and that great style of writing that J. K. Rowling has.

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

All readers will love the dark arts weaving into this superb book. The dementors and the dark feelings that they bring, freezing all the happiness that was existing. Buckbeak the hippogriff makes a show in Hagrid's first class, biting Malfoy in the process. Professor Lupin is a werewolf who teaches his classes about Grindylows and Boggarts, and I reckon he is one of the best characters, and a terrific teacher.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban must be one of the best in this amazing series, it is truly magical!
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Dark and Delightful
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The Harry Potter series keeps getting better. In book 3, the innocence of Harry's first two years at Hogwarts fades as threats from the outside world move in. Dementors are on the loose, an escaped convict is apparently searching for Harry, and a traitor roams the halls of Hogwarts. With Rowlings trademark blend of humor, magic, drama, and superb storytelling, this is a book I can strongly recommend to anyone.
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It has mystery, humor, and adventure all tied into one.
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Reader reviewed by Ananya

This third book in the Harry Potter series is my most favorite book so far. It has mystery, humor, and adventure all tied into one. Harry Potter and his two friends must learn the truth about the dangerous mass murderer Serious Black. They also must discover what is going on with their good but odd Professor Lupin. I could not stop reading this book till I was finished. I really liked the cliffhangers at the end of every chapter.   

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Year Three. . .
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Reader reviewed by Crimin

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -  need I even get past Harry Potter?  Of course we all know what the third installment to the HP series is all about!  Weve seen the movie, if not ten times, and have probably read the binding on the book slack!   I mean, I can say I truly have.

Its my favorite book by far, as I have a short of school-girl crush on one Mr. Remus Lupin.  (He was totally the best DADA professor Hogwarts has seen throughout Harrys seven years - dont deny!)  Plus, Ms. Rowling tampered with the whole Time-paradox thing - where the characters had to go into the past in order for the future to take place.  Which is really confusing. . .but who cares?!  Its Harry Potter!

Of course, of course, of course I recommend these books to anyone who has read the first two!  If you havent - why in the sunny realm of Hades are you reading reviews for the third?


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sirius black
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Reader reviewed by cintia

Harry meets his godfather sirius black and stops thinking that he was the one that caused his parents death. lupin is a werewolf that is so cool. they find out that ron's rat is really peter petigrew. they try to capture him but he escapes. sirius is on the run from the dementors and harry helps him escape. i think harry's patronus could have been a cooler animal.
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Amazing
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Reader reviewed by Sarima89

This is one of my favorites in Harry Potter Saga, it was just so amazing. I had no idea about what was going to happen, I mean about Sirius and Scabbers and everything!!!
Completely great, just like the other books, the writting is excellent, and the final part is absolutely awesome and surprising.


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Sirius Black: Family or Foe?
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Reader reviewed by GRgenius

The Harry Potter series continues with book three, 'The Prisoner of Azkaban'.  In this installment, we find young Harry continuing to battle the forces of good and evil...all while trying to get his education!  With the help of his good friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, he stands a much better chance of escaping the clutches of his current nemisis, Sirius Black.  But wait!  Should Harry in fact be running from this accused follower of the Dark Lord?  As it turns out, Sirius is a long lost relative of Harry's...could he really be out to kill him to aid Voldemort's return?

You'll have to read the book to find out, but rest assured J. K. Rowling delivers what we have come to know and love in the world she created.  It's not just about the magic, it's about the heart and all of those that we choose to keep within.  Happy reading!
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Hogwarts: Year 3
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Finally back at Hogwarts as a third year, Harry finds he is no longer safe, even at Hogwarts!  Sirius Black held at Azkaban a wizards prison convicted of killing thirteen people wit a curse.  But when he escapes they only know two things about were he cold go, Harry Potters defeat of You-Now-Who was Blacks downfall as well.  And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep Hes at Hogwarts...hes at Hogwarts (JK Rowling back cover).  After finding out that Black had betrayed his parents and were the reason his parents were dead, Harry was lost for words.  For Christmas excitably finds a Firebolt (the fastest broomstick in the world) given to him anonymously.  With the help of Harrys new Firebolt Griffindor wins the Cup!  The happiness didnt last long, when one night Sirius Black gets into Harrys dorm while everyone was sleeping.  Security tightened and none slept well for awhile.  Even with the celebration of winning the Cup and the school year going by fast Harry still wonders, where is Black?  The trilling story of Harry Potter keeps me reading!!!!!!!!
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haunted school
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Reader reviewed by Alex11181992

in this 3rd instalment of harry potter, harry is faced with a new evil. Demantors, creatures who guard the prison of azkaban, home of the wizard worlds most evil wizards and witches.
Surius Black was an inmate of azkaban before he got out and said to come to kill harry potter.Not to late does harry find out that surius is his godfather and learns he was not the cause of the murders of his parents.In my opinion one of the best books in the harry potter series.
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