Wednesday, June 1, 2011

harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban

Synopsis from Goodreads:  J. K. Rowling continues to bewitch readers everywhere with the third book in her magical Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry's ongoing exploits, along with those of his contemporaries, teachers, and relatives, are as imaginative, entertaining, and mysterious as ever. For during Harry's third year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he must face his greatest challenge yet: a confrontation with Sirius Black, an escaped convict and madman who is rumored to be in cahoots with Harry's archenemy, the Dark Wizard Lord Voldemort. This alone would be daunting enough, but Harry's task is made even more trying when he discovers that Sirius is suspected of being the one who killed Harry's parents.

What I think:  This is my favorite book in the Harry Potter series.  I love the way J.K. Rowling surprises the reader with Sirius Black.  He is a fascinating character and Rowling masterfully weaves him into her complicated plot.  With a wonderful ending, Harry Potter and The Prizoner of Azkaban is a must read.

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1 comment:

  1. We are reading Goblet of Fire at bedtime for Aristotle's second time.
    Oh, yes. Azkaban was sooo good.
    Oh, Sirius. So lovable. So complicated. So tragic. I bet he listened to the Smiths.