Today I’m reviewing ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ by J.K.Rowling
Blurb (from Amazon) :
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves. But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.
Did I like it?
Yes, and there is a cat playing a vital role. Hermione turns more into a friend than a straight A student. Malfoy junior and senior are still the same a-holes as ever. Malfoy junior’s friends are still the same senseless bullies as ever. Gryffindor is losing a Quidditch match. Snape is still Snape. Hagrid still Hagrid. Just a pleasure.
What I didn’t like
Not much. There is one thing that puzzled me. In book 2 Harry and Ron erased the memory of their teacher of ‘Defence against the Dark Arts’, two students. In book 3, Snape “catches” all of them near the climax of the book. Threatening all with his wand. And then gets first knocked out. And while Snape being unconscious. None of the group even spends a thought about erasing his memory. When they finally leave the cave. Lupin transforms into a werewolf. Which they have conveniently forgotten that it WILL happen with the light. The reason why Sirius Black is in Azkaban (Pettigrew) escapes. And Snape catches them again. (Abbreviated version). The only one who believes their story is, again, as usual, Dumbledore. Who then gives them hints how to save Sirius Black and even more.
Would I recommend it?
As I’ve already said the Potter series has become an important part of our society. And every book that makes people especially young(er) read has to be recommended.
17 out of 20 points