Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Written by J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Mary Grandpre

Reviewed by Brooke H. (age 11)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a novel about a young wizard that is finding many adventures as he is attending school at Hogwarts School of wizards. For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held a well-known prisoner named Serious Black. This so-called wizard is to be a partner of the Dark Lord Voldemort. Voldemort is supposed to be the murderer of Harry?s parents earlier in the book. Now he escaped and only there is only one hint to where he might be headed. Harry Potter is in for a breathtaking adventure. I can?t tell you the rest because it is way to exciting. You?ll have to find out the rest by reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

In my opinion the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a mysterious and very adventuress novel. Once you start reading the book, every second you are sitting on the tip of your chair wondering what will happen next. Once you grab the book you just can?t put it down. My favorite part in the book was when Harry runs away from home and gets on the knight bus. I think that part was my favorite because I?ve never heard of a knight bus before and it?s really creative. Harry Potter is the third book of its series. It is similar to the other books because Harry is still attending school and the Dark Lord Voldemort is still out to get him. He is also still having many adventures during the book. It is different from the other books because it talks about Serious Black. During the book I was so hooked and a little bit frightened. It made me think that if I were in Harry?s spot I would be so terrified and would not be able to handle the pressure.

I recommend this book to people who enjoy a mystery, and a breathtaking adventure. It think ages nine and up will enjoy this book. I also think that seven and eight year olds could enjoy it being read to them. I love the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because it was a great book to read. Whenever you have the free time you should open this book and consider reading it.

Brooke H. is a student in Ms. Key's 6th Grade Class
2004-2005