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

Goodreads synopsis: Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

English review

Wow! This book was AMAZING! I think this is my new favorite of the Harry Potter books, only read three of them though. The reason why I love this book so much is the mysterious Sirius Black, the prisoner of Azkaban. The story is about a prisoner who happen to escape the inescapable Azkaban.

It was very interesting to follow the events in this book, everything changed so fast and took unexpected turns. This made it exciting and impossible to get tired of Harry Potter and his never-ending adventures.

‘You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?’

Albus Dumbledore

CONTAINS SPOILER

The review below contains spoilers, if you have not read the book but are considering it I’d recommend you to not read this.

Something I really enjoyed with this book was how incredibly good Rowling wrote this story, how Sirius Black went from being a serial killer who escaped Azkaban to being the kind god father. I think one of the reasons I liked Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban so much was because Harry doesn’t have any relatives that actually care about him (the Dursleys does not fit in this category). Their realtion was so strong because James and Lily Potter trusted him with all their heart and made him god father. This was just so beautiful.


Original title: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Release year: 1999

My rating: 5

Goodreads rating: 4,57


Svensk recension

WOW! Denna bok var helt fantastisk! Jag tror att den här är en av mina absoluta favoriter i Harry Potter-serien hittills på grund av den mystiska Sirius Black. Temat i boken är fången från Azkaban, fängelset för häxor och trollkarlar som ingen kan bryta sig ut ur, som på okänt vis lyckats med den omöjliga (som uppenbarligen inte var omöjligt); som lyckas fly.

Det var väldigt intressant att följa utvecklingen i boken, mycket förändrades och tog oväntade vändningar. Detta gjorde boken spännande och man tröttnade inte på Harry Potters eviga äventyr.

‘You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?’

Albus Dumbledore

INNEHÅLLER SPOILER

Recensionens nedan innehåller spoilers, om du inte läst boken ännu men funderar på att göra det rekommenderar jag att inte läsa vidare.

Något jag upplevde som speciellt och väldigt snyggt författat av Rowling var hur Sirius Black gick från att vara den ökände seriemördaren som flytt från det ‘oflybara’ fängelset, till att vara den godhjärtade gudfadern. Jag tror att en av anledningarna till att detta kändes så speciellt var för att Potter inte har några andra släktingar som bryr sig om honom (the Dursleys ingår inte i denna kategori). Deras relation var stark eftersom James och Lily Potter litade så helhjärtat på Black för att göra honom till gudfader till Harry.

4 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

  1. Rishika 23 April, 2020 / 16:34

    Yay! I’m so happy you liked it! This book is one of my favorites too! I remember watching the movie when I was younger and being so scared of Sirius Black because of his face on the ‘Wanted’ posters! 😂 I agree, their relationship was so sweet and a wonderful addition to the plot of the novel! It was so good! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Echo 23 April, 2020 / 17:04

      Going to watch the movie tomorrow and I can’t wait! SO excited to see what they managed to make of this wonderful book! (:

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rishika 23 April, 2020 / 17:33

        It’s so good! You’ll love it! 😄

        Like

      • Echo 23 April, 2020 / 18:15

        You’re probably right. (:

        Like

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