Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

Summary

This book is about a boy named Harry Potter who is in his third year at Hogwarts School of Wizardry. Before leaving for Hogwarts Harry learns of a wizard criminal, Sirius Black, that has escaped from a maximum security prison and because of this there are dementors, guards from the prison, roaming around. At Hogwarts, Harry finds that the dementors are guarding Hogwarts and that everyone is on high alert. Throughout the year Harry notices that the staff are more protective of him than anyone else. He later learns it is because many people believe that the mass murderer, Sirius Black, is after him. He starts training with Professor Lupin, the new professer at the school, so he can better protect himself from the dementors. On a winter day, Harry's class takes trip to a city in Hogsmeat, it is there Harry learns a secret. He learns that Sirius Black is the one that told Lord Voldemort where his parents were and also that he is Harry's god father. The year goes on and Harry continues to train. Sadly, Harry's close friend Hagrid's pet Hippogriff must be put to death for severely scratching a student. Harry sneaks out with his bestfriends, Ron and Hermoine, to attend the execution. While walking back to the school after the execution, Ron is attacked by a big black dog and dragged him under the Whomping Willow, Harry and Hermoine follow. They follow a tunnel which brings them inside a shack, inside the shack the dog is revealed to be Sirius Black. Harry manages to disarm Sirius and as he is about to kill him Professor Lupin enters and disarms Harry. After the chaos Lupin explains that he is a werewolf and a friend of Black. In the shack it is revealed that Sirius is an innocent man and that Ron's pet rat Scabbers is actually Peter Pettigrew, a servant to Lord Voldemort. After a wild chase in the woods, it comes to a hault when the dementors appear and attack Harry and Black, sending them both unconcious. Harry wakes up in the school hospital wing to learn that Pettigrew got away and Sirius has been sent back to Azkaban. Harry and his friends take Buckbeak, who actually got away, to Azkaban and rescue Sirius. Everything is how it should be.

Important Characters

Harry Potter- Protagonist, main character, parents killed by Lord Voldemort.  Ron Weasley- Harrys bestfriend, owner of pet rat, Scabbers.  Hermoine Granger- Harrys bestfriend, the level headed one.  Sirius Black- convicted mass murderer, Harrys godfather, animagus.  Lord Voldemort- Wizard who killed Harrys parents, and now wants to kill Harry.  Professor Lupin- Newest teacher at Hogwarts, werewolf. Peter Pettigrew- pretended to be Scabbers, Voldemorts loyal follower, betrayed Harrys parents.  Albus Dumbledore- Hogwarts Headmaster
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