Saturday, 18 March 2017

My Favourite Harry Potter Book

It’s sounds like an impossible thing to decide for a huge Harry Potter fan like me, but I really do have a favourite one, here is why.


... has a very special place and in my heart for several reasons.

One of them is that I finally felt Harry, Ron and Hermione growing up in this book. In the first two books, they seemed like children, but that changed in book 3. Their actions, their decisions just seemed more thought trough and wiser.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the moment when we finally get introduced to the Marauders. James, Sirius and Lupin are my absolute favourites. I used to write my own fan fictions about them and I just always felt so sad for Harry, for not knowing his parents. In future books Sirius and Remus are also taken away from him, just not fair. Talking about the marauders also makes me think of Lily of course. I remember the moment, when Harry finds out Sirius is his godfather or when Sirius asks him to live together.

Connected to the last point is the Marauders Map obviously. Such a brilliant idea and it shows us Hogwarts from a different point of view.

The quidditch in the third book is fab and they finally get to win the cup, which is just awesome.

The 3rd years finally have a good Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in this book and they learn great things, I just love the boggart scenes and Lupin’s moments with Harry when he teaches him how to defend himself against the dementors.

We get introduced to Hogsmead, the Shrieking Shack; Honey Dukes, Zonko’s and the Three Broomsticks, all of them special and unique.

Even though the Forbidden Forest is a big part of the Harry Potter series, I have never been a big fan of it. I was more than happy, when I realised it didn’t play an important part in this book.

I also felt that the whole storyline got darker and more exciting. I mean look at the time traveling and the whole storyline behind Sirius Black.

What I also liked in this book, is that Hagrid got to teach and we got to meet Buckbeak.

Yes, I have to admit that the ending with Sirius having to escape and Lupin leaving as a teacher is not what I was hoping for. However, it’s all part of the bigger picture and the story behind it all.

Friendship is a big topic in this book, sometimes in an obvious way, but also in a hidden way. That’s really fascinating and great!

So there you go, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my fave book of the series. It’s a start to so many new things and to some amazing characters.

Do you have a favourite Harry Potter book? Which one?


  1. Love this! Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite too, for all these reasons and also I think simply for the fact it's a great length. Haha.
    Great post! :)

    1. Yeah, the length is great too. Thanks for your comment x