August 22, 2007
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Finished on 8/19/07
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
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 Azkban 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.
What can I possibly say that hasn't already been written about J.K. Rowling's series? This was a re-read and probably my favorite thus far. The second half of the narrative was quite enjoyable as the suspense steadily gained momentum, and I found myself littering the book with Post-It notes, hoping to pick up on any clues to the revelations in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We shall see if I'm right -- or even close!