2007: 102. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways.  For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any time of the year.  For another, he really wanted to do his homework but was forced to do it in secret, it the dead of night.  And he also happened to be a wizard.”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

This is, I think, my favorite Harry Potter book.  It’s not as long as Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix, so you don’t get as much stuff (I am a more the merrier girl when it comes to Harry - I never complain about the fact that Rowling isn’t edited as tightly as she used to be!), but what you do is great.  Most of all, I love the story of the Marauders - Loony Lupin, evil Wormtail, doomed James Potter, and of course, Sirius Black.  And I love that Harry (if alas, only briefly!) finds some real family of his own. And, I have a total crush on Lupin - good taste, Tonks!!

This was the book that grabbed me in and made need to know What! Happens! Next! - the first two were cute stories, and full of incredible world building, but this one got me hooked on the back story, and thus the whole series.  

Recommended for:  That person you know who doesn’t get what the fuss about Harry is all about; people with unreasonable prejudice against  werewolves (seriously, Lupin = dreamy, people.  Werewolf rights!)


Date/Place Completed:  7/11/07; D.C.

Categories: Fiction; Re-Read; Young Adul

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017