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

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

 

Probably  my second favorite book. Meeting Sirius Black and Remus Lupin will always be fond memories from  my childhood. I am always ecstatic to talk about them (and the canons that surround them). My head is always filled with speculations and questions, when the book ends.

But now, I think my thoughts are finally in the correct order and I can now talk about

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azhaban

It’s no secret that the Prisoner of Azkaban is Sirius Black. His fate later in the series isn’t a secret either.

But what I couldn’t help but notice was Remus Lupin’s small facial expressions whenever the rest of the Marauders were mentioned.

Can we also point out that Draco Malfoy knew more about Sirius, than Harry did?

And the somewhat big question comes…. How come Lucius Malfoy didn’t know about Peter Pettigrew? Not that he would ever help Sirius, but shouldn’t he have known?

The million dollar question is this…

Why didn’t Sirius go through a trial (but Buckbeak did…..)???

Why didn’t they check his wand? 12 years in Azkaban would have been spared, if only they had used common sense.

Answers to come in the next book…..

Until then, I will always cherish the beautiful memories when Sirius offered Harry a home with him :

“Are you insane? Of course I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in?”

I will always laugh when I read this scene :

“What’s that?” he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. “If it’s another form for me to sign, you’ve got another -“
“It’s not,” said Harry cheerfully. “It’s a letter from my godfather.”
“Godfather?” sputtered Uncle Vernon. “You haven’t got a godfather!”
“Yes, I have,” said Harry brightly. “He was my mum and dad’s best friend. He’s a convicted murderer, but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though…keep up with my news…check if I’m happy….”

and will secretly smile when I remember that Peter Pettigrew now owes his life to Harry…. What a subtle hint to throw in….

Until the next time….

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

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

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #3
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Genre: Children's Literature, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy / Magical Elements, Fantasy / Magical Realism, Witches
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747546290
Published on: August, 1999
Format:Paperback
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 468
Audio Length: 12 hours and 31 minutes
Rated: five-stars
Heat: 0 Flames

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For Twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts ... he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

In 2012, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little Brown), which has now been published in 44 languages.

J.K. Rowling has also written The Cuckoo's Calling (Little Brown), her first crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, which was published in 2013 and is to be translated into 37 languages.   A second Robert Galbraith novel is due to be published in 2014.