My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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…
This is a re-read for me. In fact, I have lost count of the number of times I have read the Harry Potter series of books (and watched the films) but I still keep coming back to them. To me, this shows exactly what kind of world J.K.Rowling has created. I know many people that re-read these books on a regular basis. It really does draw you in, you love (and hate) the characters and you find yourself rooting for them in all their many adventures.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the first in the series that doesn’t follow suit. Do we still get adventure? Yes, but of a different kind to what readers of the first two books only may be used to.
In Azkaban, a crucial new character is properly introduced – along with all the usual ones that we love.
Re-reading this, this time round, I actually do love this book. We have so many firsts happening in this story that I found it impossible to NOT love it (Order of the Phoenix is still my favourite).
I can not wait to start my re-read of book four. Although I am trying to clear out some of my TBR pile… **but Harry Potter wins every time**