Oh how do I adore Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third instalment of the ever famous Harry Potter series. Now is when things start to get a bit darker in the series, which is bound to happen when you introduce an escaped murderer, dementors, and the truth about Harry’s parents’ death.
Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, two of my favorite characters, are introduced. Sirius’s death was probably the one that was the most difficult for me in the series, so it was a delight to revisit the time at which he was alive even if everyone thought he was a murderer for most of the book. Lupin is a joy to read about. Definitely the best Defense professor Harry ever has throughout his time at Hogwarts. I wished he could have stayed on. Dang half-breed prejudice.
Even without the appearance of new characters, there is a lot to enjoy throughout this installment. As always, we learn more and more about the wizarding world, which is one of the things I look forward to most. Me and my mundane moments. Oh how I love them.
Hermione is kind of a badass in this novel (not that she isn’t always, but it’s kicked up a bit here). I mean she hit Draco Malfoy. What could be better than that? She also protected her friends even when she knew it would make them angry with her. Turning in the firebolt to McGonagall? Brave. She researched for Hagrid and Buckbeak’s case and helped save two innocent lives. Man I love Hermione.
Now on to the Goblet of Fire.