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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

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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A Glimpse Underneath the Hood: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Summary and Book Review

What comes first in your mind when you hear the word 'Dementor'? Did you feel scared, excited, or strange upon hearing the word? What did you imagine a Dementor to be? Was it some kind of an animal? A person? Or perhaps a uniquely different creature?

You'll know exactly what a Dementor is before long because they surely have been a huge part of this book. But for now, we're going to tackle about the beginning of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The story starts with the sojourn of Aunt Marge, Vernon Dursley's sister, in Privet Drive. Harry was most disapproving about this short vacation of his auntie because just like his brother Vernon, she had taken jumping down Harry's throat occasionally and criticizing him from his untidy hair to his so called 'abnormal' personality as one of her great interests at heart. But despite all her judgements, Harry kept his mouth shut. First, because he's intended to always stay quiet and pretend like he doesn't exist in the Dursley's house and second, because if he ever dared to speak against Aunt Marge and voice out himself, Uncle Vernon would not by a long chalk sign the permission allowing him to visit Hogsmeade, the wizarding village, when he comes back at Hogwarts. Harry had managed to keep himself quiet not until Aunt Marge had started to talk fouly about his parents. Harry couldn't resist his anger and to everyone's surprise, Aunt Marge had all of a sudden been transformed into somewhat like a human balloon growing as big as ever as she floated upwards the ceiling and outside the house. Harry was thunderstruck about what happened but all the same had the utmost yearning to leave the house. He immediately collected all his things inside his trunk, took Hedwig's cage, and briskly got out of the house—the dreadful screams of the Dursleys fading behind his back as he loitered absentmindedly on the road. He then paused walking for a while and was shocked to see a giant figure of a dog lurking behind the well-kept grass, staring at him intently with its gleaming almost scary eyes. Harry was just about to go and see a better sight of the dog when a purple three-decked bus had appeared magically from the back of the bushes. The bus instantly stopped in front of him and a young man greeted him as he assisted Harry inside the shuttle. The conductor of the Knight Bus, Stan Shunpike, had told Harry that the bus is dedicated to all the wizards and witches who needs an emergency transportation or a service to help them arrive on their desired destinations. Harry got inside the bus and was amazed to see many ready-made beds occupied by a few wizards. He picked one of these beds and told Stan to depart hin at The Leaky Cauldron. Harry had caught a glimpse of the Daily Prophet's article Stan was reading and it states that the mass murderer, dark wizard, and most wanted Sirius Black was back into the open again by breaking out of the wizarding prison, Azkaban. The whole wizarding world was told to keep themselves safe in case the most wanted wizard has decided to carry out dark magic again.

Harry had spent the remaining days of his vacation in The Leaky Cauldron; exploring the shops and the busy streets of Diagon Alley. He was soon joined by Hermione and the Weasley family and was bewildered to overhear Mr. and Mrs. Weasley talking about the reason behind Sirius Black's escape from the prison. What was it? To find and run after Harry. What does Black want from him? Was it that sorely needed and important enough to make him break out of Azkaban?

Their new term at Hogwarts had started and a strange event had happened while they are aboard the Hogwarts Express: the short arrival of the Dementors. In this part we will finally know what Dementors are and what is their role in the story. Dementors are towering hooded creatures and they serve as the prison guards of Azkaban. The mere presence of them is strikingly lurid and dreadful. They suck all the energy and happiness out of your entire being and Harry had felt it the first time he had met the Dementors.

Moving on, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now third-years has the chance to pick what subjects they'd like to add to the ones they've been taking up since their first year. Harry and Ron had chosen the same subjects and Hermione obviously picked everything there is to learn. Harry and Ron, therefore, were both curious to know how Hermione can be present at two subjects at the same time. Furthermore, their Divination teacher, Professor Sybil Trelawney, had seen something from Harry's cup at the very first lesson of their new subject and this had made Harry, Ron, and Hermione think about what's the real meaning of Professor Trelawney's vision. Many exciting and mysterious events had happened in their third year including the Hogsmeade visits and the new treasure Harry had received from Fred and George which absolutely became a huge help to him in making mischiefs easily managed.

Meanwhile, their new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Lupin, had not only been Harry's teacher but also his friend and mentor too. Harry had been taking up extra lessons with him as to how can a Dementor be avoided and penetrated. Harry's experiences were donwright spectacular and the continuous appearance of the black dog Harry had seen back in the beginning of the story just made it more exciting to read and watch.

I was deeply in awe and impressed at how the story ended. There were so many things to look forward to and the secrets and mysteries that had been revealed were just amazingly wonderful. This book does not only focus on Harry's journey in the wizarding world—it will also give you some really big revelations about Harry's parents and himself. I think this book is really beautifully written and it tackles about family, friendship, and other great things too aside from the magical feeling it gives us from the realm of wizards and witches.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is still my most favorite book from the Harry Potter series. I really think this book is ought to be read by everyone because it's just fantabulously written. It has taught me that there's magic beyond witchcraft and wizardry and those were the magic of forgiveness, acceptance, and love. So with all that being said, I therefore give this book five shining and twinkling magic stars because again, just like any other Harry Potter book, it took me to a new great adventure filled with magic, wonder, amazing characters, awesome spells, and words and lessons to live by.

With love from the Wizarding World,
12 June 2020 (05:11) 
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