Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Review

Good morning and Happy Tuesday everyone! I am finally putting this review together, since it took me so long to watch the movie, but here we finally are! Onto the review!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)

Author: J.K. Rowling

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

Format: Hardcover, borrowed from library

Pages: 435

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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.


I think what I enjoyed most about this book was learning more about Harry’s past and his family history. I always kind of knew there had to be more to his family than just the Dursley’s like seriously, they are awful. I was happy to find out Sirius was Harry’s godfather, after of course finding out he was one of the good guys. I hope Sirius shows up more and more in the future books because I would just love to see just how great of a godfather he can truly be to Harry. He really needs a strong parental figure in his life.

Of course, like all the other books so far, the writing is fantastic. It is so easy to read, so easy to understand. It isn’t as complicated as I thought it might be all these years, so I am definitely very happy about that.


Not too many things I disliked, the only thing honestly was the whole map thing. I have to say, the movie explains it so much better! Now that I’ve seen the movie, I understand it better and it’s way cooler than I initially thought it was.


Okay, so I have to be honest. This was the worst one I have seen in the movie series so far, which is so sad! I mean, I loved the book, but the movie did it zero justice. Did I miss the big Quidditch cup orrrr was it in there but it’s not in the version I watched? I don’t know. I also was super disappointed with how Sirius looked. I kind of wanted him to have a more Hagrid-y look. Just not so giant-y.


What did you guys think of book 3? What about the movie?

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