Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm a bit biased to this week's books as they are two of my favorite of the series. Before writing this post, I wasn't entirely sure as to why Azkaban was one of my favorites as it too does not have a really complex or intense plot (which makes perfect sense since the reading demographic was still pretty young). When I went to outline the post, however, I realized that this book has ✨EVERYTHING✨
It kicks off with Harry "accidentally" blowing his aunt up like a balloon (quite literally); everything about the Knight Bus is absolute perfection; my favorite Defense Against the Dark Art professor - Professor Lupin - is in this book; magical creatures are left right and center between DADA and Care for Magical Creatures; Hermione's brilliance; Professor Sybill Trelawney; Hogsmeade - let me state that again - HOGSMEADE; Fred and George really amp up their comedy; ….and that's not even getting to the plot of the book itself!
Prisoner of Azkaban recaptured the magic of the first book in that there is a fine combination of a center storyline AND we are introduced to more magical aspects of the wizarding world.
Nouns to note for the circular story arc: Sirius Black, Dementors, Patronus, Buckbeak, Snape's relationship to the Marauders, Professor Trelawney.
What did you think of the third book in the series?