By far, my favourite of all the series. I have been so excited to re-read this one. By now, Harry is a well adjusted wizard. He knows his place in the wizarding world, he has a solid group of friends and is growing into a well rounded teen.
In this book, we discover Sirius Black. Someone who we believe to be a helper of the Dark Lord, but is actually wrongfully imprisoned in Azkaban, innocent, and Harry’s Godfather. Not blood-related, but Harry finally has someone in the wizarding world who can be his family.
We don’t get the magically wonderful ending we wanted when Sirius needs to leave, but it is still a sign that Harry’s world is still shaping and growing and more adventures are still to come 🙂
I first read this book around 2001/2 ish, and haven’t read it since, but I’ve seen the film a fair few times. I forgot just how much the films not only miss out but change! The entire end was altered in the films and I was so frustrated reading it this time. The book is of course the better version, and Hollywood should be ashamed lol.
It is time for book 4, eek!