Day 43 (Overtime) – BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I finished the third Harry Potter book last week and I thought it was brilliant. It definitely exceeded my expectations, based on the last two. Although I’m starting to find the repetitive beginning and ending quite tedious, the plot was the most compelling yet. I had found the last book quite predictable because it was relatively similar to the first, but the ending of the third was harder to anticipate due to the different plot and new characters. I loved how we got to see development in characters such as Hermione, who started to become a bit more carefree and less tightly wound, and Harry and Ron who both seemed to develop more individual personalities. Lupin was an interesting new character who brought about many plot twists and new ideas, and he was the best DADA teacher yet. I loved the mystery and anticipation leading up to Sirius’ appearances, and how we didn’t learn much about him until Harry confronted him. It left me wondering what Sirius had to do with the storyline until that minute. I also loved the tension that was created in the chapters leading up to Harry coming face to face with Sirius. The twist at the end, I felt, brought everything together and was very successful in bringing the book to a close, and helped put the reader at ease. Overall, it was a great book and I highly recommend.

Thanks for reading! All photos by me, please ask permission before use!

– Sophie xx


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