Book Review - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling | Blushing Geek

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter, #3
First Published: July 8, 1999 by Scholastic Inc.
 Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 435
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts . . . he’s at Hogwarts.”

Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.


This series is way beyond my expectations. I’m still in book 3 but as you can see, another raging 5 star rating for this story! I haven’t given a straight 5-star rating to the previous books I’ve read in a series before, so that indeed speaks highly for this story.

As usual, this story is so refreshing and so natural that even if I’m on a suspense part I felt lightweight at all, and that’s really a great plus because most of the suspense books I’ve read made me feel like I weigh a thousand pounds because the suspense part was too heavy. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I really love this story. I also love that the author makes some way not to mention any bad words.

I am a big mystery and suspense freak, so even if this is a fantasy story, it didn’t fail me. I can still feel the suspense and mystery even if I already watched the movie which made me question myself if what I recall from the movie was right, haha. Like the first two books, this story is also very easy to read that even if you haven’t read the other books, you can still understand the story because the author makes time to explain them but not in a boring way.

Just like the previous books, this story also tackles another adventure for Harry. It was really intriguing how the prisoner was able to escape Azkaban and why Harry is in danger. I love how all the scenes and lines were executed. Like all other books in this series, I haven’t noticed any questionable scenes or some errors. I know there’s no such thing as perfect, but I guess this time, there is!

There’s some new characters added in this story but so far, it didn’t totally confuse me. But if you’ll ask me to enumerate their name, then, unfortunately I can’t haha. I’m not really good with names but I am good with familiarizing the character’s traits or description, which I suppose is what matters most. So instead of giving this story a 4.5 star rating because that’s what I usually do when it contains uncommon character names, I am giving it a 5-star rating instead.

So far, the only thing I find somewhat unpleasant for my taste was that, just like the book 2, this story contains quite a number of new words that only the dictionary can help me, that’s a great thing for sure because it increases my vocabulary but I’m a sucker for English, so I spend more time with the dictionary than the story if I meet some new words, so as much as I want to learn new words, I prefer not to when I am reading a great book such as this one, haha.

I don’t think I need to say this, but I’m still gonna do it haha. This book is highly recommended!

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Lily B
7 years ago

gah I miss the HP books, I am so glad you are enjoying them, they just get better I feel

7 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

Yep. Absolutely. All of my questions after I watched the film was answered and it’s just so good because all were properly explain. Though I can’t wait to read the final book of this series, I won’t deny that I feel kinda sad. But I’m sure I’ll be reading more books from JK Rowling soon 😉

7 years ago

Oh yay, glad you’re enjoying! And you’re going through these quite fast 😀

7 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Haha, absolutely. Actually, I’m about to go to the final book now. But a friend of mine suggested I read first The Tales of Beedle and Bard before I pursue the final book of the Harry Potter series so I could understand it more. Dang! I was sobbing with the last chapter of the 6th book huhu

Kristen Burns
7 years ago

I’m glad you’re enjoying the series and that you loved this one so much! This one is my favorite out of the series. Then again I’m a little biased since Lupin is my favorite character and this is the book when he shows up 😛

7 years ago
Reply to  Kristen Burns

Hehe, he’s one of my favorite character too 🙂

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