Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (hardcover)

by J.K. Rowling | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0439136350 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 9/20/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, September 20, 2004
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I've just begun reading the Harry Potter series in conjunction with the other books I'm currently reading. I've seen the first 3 movies released thus far as of the date of this entry, but reading the books has given me a better appreciation for the characters as well. I must agree that the movies were done very well and true to the book. Nevertheless, I still found myself engrossed in the book, even though I have seen the movie numerous times.


Book Description
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.

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, November 28, 2005
This was a great book. There were a few more relatively minor differences from the movie in this book than in the first two. Mostly it had to do with the additional detail in the book that wasn't in the movie or was only hinted to in the movie.

For instance, in the book, we find out that Professor Lupin, in conjunction with James Potter (Harry's father), Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew, are the ones who originally designed and produced the Marauder's Map. In addition, Harry used the map to discover the hidden passages from Hogwarts to the Wizarding village of Hogsmeade and took a few furtive trips there to join the rest of his class when he was supposed to have remained behind at Hogwarts. Neither of these facts appeared in the movie, most likely in the interest of keeping the movie time down to 2 hours. For that reason, I'm curious to see how much may have to be removed from the book for books 4 through 6 since they're all much longer than the first three books. The movie for book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was just released last week and I'm still debating whether to read the book or see the movie first...

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