Nelsonious64, August 24, 2009 (view all comments by Nelsonious64)
The Prisoner of Azkaban was the book that really got me in to the series. The first two were great too, but this book had so much detail that made you think that every character is important and might be hiding something. It's just a great book!
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Harry has something new to worry about this year at Hogwarts. In addition to his grades and his performance in Quidditch Harry has to worry about a mass murderer who has broken out of the top wizard prison. Sirius Black is considered one of the most evil wizards alive and the wizarding community is in a panic. Harry isn't too concerned, after all Hogwarts is the safest place on earth. Black wouldn't be able to break in, would he?
The third Harry Potter book has always been my favorite and is (IMHO) the only one deserving of five stars. While J.K. Rowling has created what may possibly be the most amazing fantasy world since Tolkin and has come up with captivating characters, her writing often leaves a bit to be desired. No so in this book.
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irishpirate6910, May 17, 2009 (view all comments by irishpirate6910)
I never read the Harry Potter series, though I saw all the movies, right when they came out. All my friends told me to read them. I waited, saw the movies, loved them. Then finally this year, I came across the books in my library. I decided that I would finally read the Harry Potter series. The third movie was never my favorite, but i adored the third book. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite book in the series. I realized that they left so much out of the movie. I got the whole back story of James Potters friends. There is so much that they did not include in the movie. I loved reading this series and I seriously recommend reading this series, especially the third book.
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brunettegal418, December 30, 2007 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
J.K.Rowling creates yet another work of art. This book is an original that will be cherished forever. A must read for anyone in search of adventure, hope, and a cast of characters that will stay with you forever.
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molizzy, July 8, 2007 (view all comments by molizzy)
I absolutely loved this book! I have been reading the Harry Potter books since the first grade, and I love them! I can't wait until the next one comes out. J.K. Rowling, you created a masterpiece!
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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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