Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel of the Harry Potter (HP) series out of the seven books. This book continues with Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, as they were about to start their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can’t wait to get back to school after the summer holidays but when he 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.
The third book of the series was able to explain the death of Harry’s parents and the events that occurred that particular night. Harry was introduced to his father’s best friend in Hogwarts and he was able to learn more about his father attitude and personality. I feel that Harry was able to understand more of his past and discovered the truth of a friend betraying his parents trust. His frustration was able to save his godfather, Sirius Black, from Dementor’s kiss as he was framed for murder.
The build of Sirius disloyalty was the main focus of the book from others explanation to Harry. But when clarification was made, I was in shock that it was Wormtail. The anger that I felt when reading the part was unbelievable as I felt to ‘apparate’ in the book and cast the killing spell, myself.
I feel that the book had no shortcomings due to being well-written and connected from the previous two books. This book was able to capture the hearts of readers as the emotions of the characters were brought to life at critical moments. This book was able to explain the readers of the events left-hanging from the first book. It is truly a great adventure reading this book!