Saturday, May 1, 2010

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by Um, You Know, Whatshername

Of course, this isn't a real review.  Like J.K. Rowling really needs my help!  Just letting you all know I finished it and can't wait to watch the movie now.  If you're an objective reader and she hasn's successfully cast her spell on you, you'll think the plot is getting repetitive.  Harry goes to school.  Voldimort and/or one of his goons tries to kill him all year.  However, if you're not under Rowling's spell by the time you read this book, you never would've gotten this far anyway.  Since millions and bazillions of readers have read the whole doggone series, I'd say she's pretty darn good at spellcasting.  By the time a reader gets this far, he or she is hooked on the characters and the Harry Potter universe and if the plot isn't that original anymore he or she really does not care. 
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Rowling still does not disappoint with the characters' believability.  Harry Potter is 13 years old in this book and like any 13 year old he resents having his freedom curtailed in the name of personal security.  He's moody.  Those hormones are kicking in, you know.  His best friends, Ron and Hermione, are fighting like crazy, no doubt to make up for the fact that they have a crush on each other and haven't figured it out or what to do about it.  Yep, pretty normal 13 year old stuff.
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In case, you're wondering, my daughter is starting to ease her restrictions on me reading Harry Potter.  Personally, I think she's just after my credit at the used bookstore.

2 comments:

Nayuleska said...

This was a good book! It's the humour of the relations between each character which appealed to me.

Kimber An said...

Yeah, and they worked it all out and were united by the end. Very real, good stuff.