"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the third book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. In the first two books of the series, we've come to expect a lot of action and plot twists, and this book does not disappoint. Luckily, I was able to read this book directly after book two, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". I'm so glad I didn't have to wait!
The summer is dragging on for 13 year old Harry, who longs to return to his real home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A visit from cruel Aunt Marge is more than he can bear, and before you know it, he's accidently inflated her and she's floated away!
Knowing that he's broken the rules against practicing magic among Muggles, Harry flees on the Knight Bus and lands in the heart of London at the Leaky Cauldron inn. There he finds out that he is not going to be expelled from Hogwarts...woo hoo! BUT, he also finds out the Sirius Black, a dangerous prisoner at Azkaban, is after him.
This book really touched me on a personal level. Harry has been through so much in his young life, he has never felt loved or wanted before. Now that's about to change. I was in tears through parts of this book...not something that usually happens to me!
I so enjoyed Harry's adventures in this third book. I recommend it for any Harry Potter fan. If you haven't read the first two books though, I recommend reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" first! Enjoy!