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About the Book

For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who's forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard "accidentally" causes the Dursleys' dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig.

As it turns out, Harry isn't punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black--an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban--is on the loose. Not only that, but he's after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry's very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson
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had a darker feel to it than the first two movies. and interesting plot twist 9/10 HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban



Well, due to a very good friend of mine, I'm actually in a fair bit of a Harry Potter mood at the moment. I'm the first to admit that I'm no fanboy about it, but, well, I did grow up with it, and I loved it to pieces. Anyway, it's inspired me to sit down and read the books again. Alas, but there is one problem with that: I don't have all of the books! I've got the first 3-4, but my older sister used to buy the books, and thus took them with her when she moved out. I'll have to coax her to let me borrow them at some point. Meanwhile, I'm on the hunt for a really awesome set that I can buy and display on my bookshelf. My first preference would be an awesome, leatherbound set, but after much searching I don't believe it exists, or if it does in VERY limited quantities. Alas, I shall keep searching, but one day I'll treat myself and buy the whole collection. No prizes for guessing who my favourite character is. The Potions Master himself, Professor Snape. Too awesome for words, and Alan Rickman nailed the depiction perfectly in the movies.

My day was pretty standard today, just some work and plodding through the motions. However, soon to change as I dive headlong in to the exam timetable for Term 2. It never stops.

Also saw that the new Transformers game Fall of Cybertron released a new trailer today. Looks awesome as always:



Such a crying shame that it isn't being released on the PC, but them's the breaks! I'll see if I can catch the story on Youtube once it's released.

Anyway, on a closing note I've got myself a new favourite shirt. I've technically had this shirt for a while, but I've finally slimmed down enough to a point where it doesn't look ridiculous on me:



Looks and feels awesome :>!

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great new set of spells, great new game play, great graphics! HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban PC
...I lie. I owned this once upon a time, then my mom decided to break the witchcraft with a hammer. And scissors. No joke. >> HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban
The most fun of all the Harry Potter games! HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban
Woop! Sirius Black! Hermionie kicks Malfoys butt! HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban
Not my favorite, but I do wish I could turn into any animal. Ah well. HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban
Didn't like it. In fact I hated it. Way to childish. HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third instalment in the...

I finished the game! Ages ago! It's fun! HarryPotterandThePrisonerOfAzkaban PC
Box shot of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [North America]
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Theme(s): Fantasy
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 0439136350
  • Hardcover Release
    North AmericaSep 8, 1999
  • Papercover Release
    North AmericaSep 30, 2001
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