J.K Rowling’s attention to detail was outstanding in Philosophers Stone and Chamber of Secrets and of course Prisoner of Azkaban is no different. Harry has battled so much already in his young age and things aren’t about to get any easier for him. His hopes of a quiet year at Hogwarts surrounding by his friends and focusing on Quidditch are squandered when well known murderer Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban prison. Rumour has it he’s after the very boy who survived Voldemort’s killing attempt.
Prisoner of Azkaban is brilliant, I adored reading it just as much as when I first started the series. J.K Rowling’s writing is slowly becoming darker in a sense as she incorporates the wizard prison aspect and introduces new creatures The Dementors. Which feed off your happiness leaving you insane and like things will never be light again. Throughout reading this book the Dementors made me think they were a symbolism of Depression, your happiness is plagued by a shadow cast over your life.
More over the concept of more darker content is similar to one my points from a previous review that J.K Rowling holds the talent of being able to immerse her readers into a magical world whilst incorporating real life issues or aspects of real life we can tie in to the story. In Prisoner of Azkaban’s sense I would say this is the prison itself Azkaban as even a wizard world has law breakers and those who need to be put into a security facility to keep the population safe.
J.K Rowling uses her third book to tell you more back ground tales of Hogwarts and its characters. Not only is Prisoner of Azkaban Harry’s journey of another year at Hogwarts, his journey of survival but also it is Sirius Black’s Journey too. We learn so much more about the death of Harry’s parents, Lily and James Potter and we learn about their childhood experiences of Hogwarts.
Furthermore J.K Rowling introduces many more magical elements, of course their are new spells such as the Patronus Charm. The Mauranders Map and we learn of the Mauranders themeselves (the map makers) as well as the village of Hogsmeade.
If you are still debating whether to pick up Harry Potter for yourself then don’t question it any further. It’s definitely worth the time.