Written by J. K. Rowling

Number 3 in Harry Potter

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 317
Genre: Young Adult, Magic, Fantasy
Published: 1999-08-08
Original Language: English

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school...

Read in English
Rating: 3.5/5
Review: I didn’t like Azkaban quite as much as the others at the time. I can’t remember why exactly, but it’s possible that the divergence from the relatively simple formula of the others (i.e. “we’re at Hogwarts, and the story takes place here”) bothered me. I seem to recall liking it a little better upon re-reading it, but as three and a half stars is what I’ve noted down as my rating of it, that will have to stand until I get around to re-reading the series and writing up proper reviews of them.