Kayla Rhodes, August 3, 2013 (view all comments by Kayla Rhodes)
This is my second favorite Harry Potter book. I've probably read this book about 3 or 4 times since 4th grade when I first read it. Like all the other Harry Potter books, it's really hard to put down; I can read it for hours and not get bored.
Sheriluvsbooks, June 13, 2011 (view all comments by Sheriluvsbooks)
This was just as good as the other books in the series. It amazes me that J.K Rowling can think of such complex plot lines that always seem to fit together perfectly. It was wonderful!
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Samantha Sparkman, January 8, 2010 (view all comments by Samantha Sparkman)
Okay, I know that most people think that the 5th book is the best. But I have to disagree the third book is the best because, we get to meet all the characters that will become so important in the story in the later books. And my favorite characters, like Sirus Black and Lupin. All of the characters become closer and Harry finally has some family. It may just be that my favorite characters on front and center in this book, Ms. Rowling I'm still upset that you killed them off. Also it shows that Snape love Lilly. Its one of the best book in the last decade.
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by Kirkus Reviews,
"The main characters and the continuing story both come along so smartly...that the book seems shorter than its page count: have readers clear their calendars if they are fans, or get out of the way if they are not."
by Elizabeth Weintz, BookPage,
"J. K. Rowling's third masterpiece, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is just as exciting and action-packed as the first two."
by Carolyn Cushman, Locus,
"A fast-paced delight for young and old alike."
by Publishers Weekly,
"Rowling proves that she has plenty of tricks left up her sleeve....Rowling's wit never flags....The Potter spell is holding strong."
by Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review,
"[T]he heartiest and best of children's literature."
by Rebecca Joseph, Children's Literature,
"[The] most interesting Harry Potter adventure yet....This book keeps readers on the edge of their seats and makes them yearn for the next installment in the Harry Potter saga."
by Janice M. Del Negro, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,
"Rowling's characterizations are succinctly evocative and often slyly funny, ensuring that readers develop a fondness for her players, care what happens to them, and come back for more."
by School Library Journal,
"Isn't it reassuring that some things just get better and better? Harry is back and in fine form....The pace is nonstop....This is a fabulously entertaining read that will have Harry Potter fans cheering for more."
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
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