Series: Harry Potter #3
Published by Pottermore on December 8th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary, School & Education
Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously?
Okay, I know you’re wondering how it is that I’ve never read the Harry Potter series before now. I’ll go ahead and give the obligatory Potterhead gif use here and get it out-of-the-way before I continue…
I know that failure to read this series before now probably makes me a stinkin’ muggle but I’ll give a few thoughts anyway. I’m not going to elaborate much because really, does this series need more reviews at this point? Not likely. I know friends and family have been curious as to my thoughts though so, here we go!
From a Christian standpoint, this series just doesn’t bug me. To me, it’s just an imaginative work of fiction. I really don’t think waving a wand around and shouting occulus reparo would fix my nerd glasses. So, hopefully, I don’t break them!
I’ve had a few inquiries as to my thoughts as a Christian but it’s nothing you haven’t already read. If you’re of the mindset that this is going to drop me off into the deepest pits of hell for reading it, whatever I say isn’t going to change your mind. So, think what you will.
I think this was my least favorite book so far of the series. I felt like there was a lot of dialogue and a smidge too much quidditch. I guess because I’m adult I also thought Harry and Ron were a little crazy to run right into a fight with a black dog they thought spelled uncertain death. I mean, why not go and get Dumbledore? How poor Harry hasn’t gotten himself or Ron killed yet is a miracle.
Who knows, maybe this book is witchcraft because I’m questioning my immature desire to use gifs as I write this review. As I sit here musing, I’m also aware of how sadly true it is when my daughter says I’m like Hermione. Yes, the logical side of me sounds freakishly like Hermione in my head. I found myself identifying with her desire for knowledge and her impatience with Harry and Ron’s poor decisions. I’m going to go into a corner and cry because I’m apparently a bossy stick in the mud
blood. I mean, she’s cool but I sure hope I’m not bossy! Oops, my kid says I am.
Anyhoo, I like this book. I would totally reread it and I’m definitely picking up the next one.