Tuesday, August 4, 2009

TUESDAY: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The notorious Sirius Black has escaped from the wizard prison, Azkaban, and seems to be hunting down Harry. But all Harry wants to think about is getting through his courses, enjoying some Quidditch and staying away from the Dementors (the Azkaban guards who make Harry pass out when they get near). With help from the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Harry will learn to protect himself from the Dementors and may learn more about what happened to his parents the night that they died.

This is probably my favorite book in the series. I love the back story about Harry's parents and their time at Hogwarts, and this book doles out the first of that information. There are some great moments, like when Hermoine takes on Draco Malfoy, Harry's nemesis. And Harry and Hermoine have an adventure together, like Harry and Ron have in Chamber of Secrets. You also start to see in this book that, while Harry isn't always very good at his school work, he is very talented and capable when it comes to applying what he is learning.

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