Number of Pages: 435
Publication Date: September 9, 1999
Rating: out of 5
Themes: Loyalty, Friendship, Bravery, Good vs. Evil, Working Together
This third installment focuses on Harry’s third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This year, the criminal Sirius Black is on the loose, and the wizarding community need to be extra cautious since Sirius is said to be a You-Know-Who supporter. This affects Harry in ways that he would never have imagined.
What can I say? I love re-reading this series. It’s one that I don’t think I will ever tire from. I mean it’s been almost two decades and I’m still reading it…wow! Almost two decades of enjoying Rowling’s creative world! As I have mentioned before, this series is the reason why I love reading, so my enjoyment may be a bit bias. 🙂
There are so many positives in this book that instead of writing paragraphs, I will just list them:
- Great character development
- Likable and relatable characters
- Twists and turns throughout reading
- Comedic relief (yes, Fred and George I’m looking toward you!)
- Bullying/teasing themes
- Amazing world building
- Ties in with relatable school situations (fun, stern, and mean teachers; exams; classes; sporting events; etc.)
- Gives a mixture of feelings – joy, anger, laughter, sadness, satisfaction, and more!
- Leaves you with a sense of wanting more
How can you not love a book that gives you all of that and more?
Overall, it was a joy re-reading this book and I’m sure to re-visit it in the future! I’m looking forward to re-reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!
Click on the links to see my reviews of other books in this series:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)