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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 Azkaban 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.

Hardcover, 435 pages
Published on October 1, 1999 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439136350
ISBN-13: 9780439136358
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  • booklover_27
    booklover_27Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:38 pm55 stars
    This book is awesome! It doesn't involve Voldemort so much, and that can be good as well as bad. However all the other books include Voldemort, so it is fine with me. This book has more Qudditch matches than any other books in the HP series, and I absolutely live for that! Lupin is the best DADA teacher, and I love the plot of this story, especially the beginning, where Harry runs away from his "Aunt" Marge. This book, (as well as the whole series), is something that definitely never gets old! It has quite the plot twist, and I couldn't keep my eyes off the book once I started. Definitely an awesome choice, and even if you don't like fantasy, these books might change your mind like they did for me!
    • mochidog
      mochidogMonday, May 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm55 stars
      I liked this book, mainly because it is the only harry potter book that doesn't have lord Voldemort in it. But it also has a very unexpeted ending because Harry finds out that Black is is godfather.
      • kittenlover09
        kittenlover09Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:36 pm
        the books and movies are great
        • nature123
          nature123Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 5:01 am44 stars
          Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the greatest books but the thing that's bad about it is that there isn't much action like most Harry Potter but it still a great book and there 3rd Defense Against the Dark Art teacher Professor Lupin was a werewolf I mean that is really exciting and the students were actually learning something in the but Severus Snape got Professor Lupin kicked out because he was a werewolf.
          • leaverseman
            leaversemanMonday, April 6, 2020 at 2:53 pm55 stars
            This is probably my all-time favorite book. Or rather, the series is my favorite. I love the plot and plot twists and I recommend it to anyone! Harry Potter just ran away from the Dursely's after being harassed by "Aunt" Marge. He doesn't know what to do until the Knight Bus shows up. As he spends the rest of his summer holidays in Diagon Ally, Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban, who is said to be trying to hunt Harry down. This is one of my favorite books because you find out a lot about Harry's father and what he was like. True to form, Snape is as mean as always, and so is Malfoy. His friends are supportive and loyal. Even though the third is one of the most uneventful of the series, I found it one of the most enjoyable. I enjoyed reading a prank and a quidditch victory.
            • Fluer decor Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:07 am
              I think Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban is a good book because we learn professor lupin is a werewolf and that he and james petter and Sirius black wrote the map that helps harry get into hogsmide and that Ron's rat scanners is petter pettigrew and at the end lupin leaves hogwarts.😭I was so sad about this part in the book
              • Zing Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:10 am
                I love this book and all the other harry potter's .But half my favourite characters turn up in this book ⚡❤
                • smartjerry238
                  smartjerry238Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:30 pm55 stars
                  I love this book!
                  • fortnite200925
                    fortnite200925Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:38 am55 stars
                    I really like the book
                    • Muhammad HamzaWednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm
                      Very funny when Aunt turned into a balloon😂🤭🤣😝😹😆