Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion.
His hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed, though, when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison.
It’s assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it his imagination that is making him feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?
This is one of my favourite books of the series for one reason; Sirius Black.
It was also great to see more in the past of Harry’s father. What he was like at school and who his friends were. And to find out he was in a group with the “cool kids”. Yes, I think they were the cool kids, they shape shifted for crying out loud (spoiler, sorry).
I felt like this also broke away from the other two books, where it was slightly darker and things just got a little bit serious (pun intended).
I love that as the characters got older, the books also aged. As a reader, we were maturing right along with Harry and his gang. We weren’t all stuck as an eleven-year-old boy.
I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, again, one of my favourites.
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