Please Give Me More of Hermione (and Crookshanks)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. — Dumbledore

I’m now inevitably on the verge of a book hangover. I need to get my hands on the next book ASAP. Lady Rowling’s writing seems to become more powerful as the series progresses. She just has this subtle way of evoking such positive emotions in her readers, bedazzling them with a remarkable fictional world, an addictive storyline, and totally best-friend-worthy characters.

I had a delightful time witnessing Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s transition into young adulthood. It was clear that the hormones were finally kicking in because they had many arguments in this novel. Ron and Hermione, in particular, often got on each other’s nerves for reasons both shallow and significant. As for Harry, I was grinning from ear to ear when he had finally met a girl that made his stomach drop in the best possible way. With all that said, the interactions between these beloved characters made me reminisce about my late teenage life, evoking feelings of longing, happiness, and even gratitude. And I must say that my admiration for Hermione grows stronger by the book.

I probably enjoyed this book so much also because I watched the movie adaptation beforehand (4/5 times). It was nearly effortless for me to imagine all the exciting events that were happening, which was practically a massive bonus to my reading experience. Furthermore, I was actually delighted to spot the differences between the movie and book; although I already knew the story by heart through the film, I still experienced moments of blissful enlightenment.

Ultimately, I would like to apologize for putting this book on hold. I would’ve finished it sooner if I had less than ten books in my currently-reading list. Tee-hee. This is my favorite Harry Potter book so far, and I won’t be surprised if the next books throw me off my feet as well.