Fast Facts

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publication date: July 8, 1999
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Recommended for: 10+
Rating: 5/5 stars

Harry Potter is going to attend his third year at a magical school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his friends, Ronald Weasley (Ron) and Hermione Granger. For twelve years, Azkaban, a wizard’s prison was holding a man named Sirius Black who was charged with the murder of thirteen people with a single spell and many people thought he was in cahoots with Lord Voldemort. After Black escaped, Harry Potter realizes he is no longer safe at Hogwarts, even if he is surrounded by his trusty professors and friends. Moreover, there might be a double crosser in their school. Will Harry and his friends discover that the traitor is someone they trust? Or will Sirius Black get to Hogwarts before they even realize it? 

The Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series of seven books. This book is entertaining because of the way Harry, Hermione, and Ron work together to keep Harry safe from Sirius Black, while also solving the mystery of the traitor. I would recommend this book to all who like friendship, adventure, some thrills, mystery, and long novels. This book deserves a rating of 5/5 stars because it is a national best-seller and is highly recommended by many kids and adults. It won the Booklist Editors’ Choice Award, the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers, the 1999 FCGB Children’s Book Award, the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year for children’s books, and the 2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

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