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Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling

Narrator: Jim Dale

Started: Mar. 24, 2022

Finished: Apr. 2, 2022

Harry Potter is now in his 3rd year at Hogwarts and the drama never ends. First, Harry runs away after becoming angry at Aunt Marge and blowing her up like a balloon, and watching her float away. Picked up by the Knight Bus, Harry is met by the Minister of Magic at the Leaky Cauldron and his use of magic is swept under the rug. Also, this year Harry is being hunted, not by Voldemort, but by escaped murderer Sirius Black. On top of trying to evade Black, Harry must try to figure out why he reacts to Dementors, those tracking down Black, and how to keep them away.

One of the many new classes Harry takes this year is Care of Magical Creatures which is taught by none other than Hagrid, In his first class, Harry learns how to treat and ride a Hippogriff which will come in handy without him realizing it. In that same class, Draco Malfoy treats the Hippogriff badly and is injured which makes his father demand that the Hippogriff be killed.

Harry learns from overhearing teachers speak that not only did Sirius Black lead his parents to their death but that he is also Harry's godfather. This ignites a new flame in Harry to confront Black and repay him for killing his parents. Throughout the story, Black is represented in many ways.

This is a good addition to the Harry Potter world and helps set up characters for future stories and the many character arcs that will occur. Sirius Black and Remus Lupin become very important members of the group that helps Harry track down and eventually take care of Voldemort.

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