Friday, March 25, 2011

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

Author: J.K. Rowling
Title:  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Raincoast
Length: 317 pages
Genre: Magical fantasy
Target age: Children
Why I picked it up: Rereading the series
Rating: 4 stars
Challenges: Harry Potter 2011 | 100+
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This is still my favourite Harry Potter book and I think it will continue to be, but I suppose I will have to reserve that judgment until I finish rereading the series. I like that this book still retains the fun fantastical elements that children adore but also starts to provide more back story and hint at the depth and scope that Harry's store is going to reach eventually. Sirius and Remus are two of my favourite characters (the other would probably be the Weasley twins, of course, and I think I'll like Luna a lot more this time around). I could possibly have more to say on this volume, but it is exam studying time now and I actually have five exams to study for now so I need to go focus on that and then when I'm done studying, I'll read to try and catch up to my 'schedule' and then I'll try to cram in blog posts somehow....

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