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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Lots of answers, but not enough | Review

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Many answers, but not enough Review

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the series written by JK Rowling. In this book we find the story of Harry's third year at Hogwarts, where he faces exciting and dangerous challenges. The plot revolves around the escape of Sirius Black, a dangerous prisoner from Azkaban prison, who is supposedly after Harry. At the same time, Harry discovers more about his past and his connection to his parents and Voldemort.

The book explores several themes: friendship, loyalty, courage and the importance of true family. Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, face various challenges throughout the year, including discovering magical creatures, such as a Hippogriff, and revealing dark secrets from Hogwarts and Harry's parents' past. The climax of the story, without a doubt, is when we have Harry and his friends facing Sirius Black and discovering the truth regarding his escape from Azkaban and why he sought out Harry.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Many answers, but not enough Review

My reading was done in the edition of the Box Harry Potter – Complete Series by Rocco with translation by Lia Wyler. A perfect box for everyone who grew up following the young wizard's saga and for new generations of fans who are eager to get to know it. The cover of the book is merely velvety with an illustration that, both on the front and back cover, was done by Jonny Duddle, an artist who works the characters in his art in a more caricatural way.

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In a kind way, the author provides a small retrospective at the beginning of the book to help readers who do not remember or have not read the previous books. The edition I read has a change of typography at specific moments that help a lot in immersing the story, for example, letters and posters found by Harry Potter. JK Rowling maintains the same effective way as the first books of emphasizing the characters' characteristics in a humorous way. The plot is able to demonstrate the horror that the Dursleys do to Harry Potter, the characters' actions and their characteristics are very well written.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Many answers, but not enough Review

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban There are some very fun moments, an example of this is Aunt Marge, Uncle Válter's sister. She is the new protagonist in the unbearable moments that Harry faces in the first chapters. The dinner scene with Aunt Marge is already hilarious and very well done in the film, remembering this scene in the book is gratifying. In moments when the narrative could provide a better explanation for the attitudes of characters that appear unexpectedly, the author leaves a very well-crafted suspense with her writing and further increases the desire to read. As in the previous books, Headmaster Dumbledore continues to be a very philosophical and enriching figure for Harry Potter's maturation.

The negative points of my reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from Rocco's Box with translation by Lia Wyler there were few. Firstly, in Rocco's Box there are no illustrations anywhere in the book, this forces the reader's immersion further. In this edition we even have an illustration on the back of the book, but it's not nearly as good as having illustrations as you read. Furthermore, all books have very small typography.

“The consequences of our actions are always so complex, so diverse, that predicting the future is a really difficult task.” – Albus Dumbledore

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
4.6

Conclusion

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” continues the saga of the young wizard, exploring themes of friendship, loyalty and courage as Harry and his friends face challenges at Hogwarts. The plot culminates with the confrontation with Sirius Black and the revelation of dark secrets. The Rocco Box edition with translation by Lia Wyler presents a small retrospective at the beginning of the book to help readers, as well as a typography change at specific moments to increase immersion. The author, JK Rowling, maintains her effective style of character characterization, combining humor and horror. Aunt Marge is a fun addition, and Dumbledore remains an important philosophical figure. Negative points include the lack of illustrations throughout the book, which can hinder immersion, and the small typography.

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
4.6

Conclusion

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” continues the saga of the young wizard, exploring themes of friendship, loyalty and courage as Harry and his friends face challenges at Hogwarts. The plot culminates with the confrontation with Sirius Black and the revelation of dark secrets. The Rocco Box edition with translation by Lia Wyler presents a small retrospective at the beginning of the book to help readers, as well as a typography change at specific moments to increase immersion. The author, JK Rowling, maintains her effective style of character characterization, combining humor and horror. Aunt Marge is a fun addition, and Dumbledore remains an important philosophical figure. Negative points include the lack of illustrations throughout the book, which can hinder immersion, and the small typography.

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Hello, I'm Matheus. I am currently graduating in Advertising, working as CEO and Creative Director at Araujo Media, Commercial Manager at TFX LATAM and I am the Creator of the Brazilian History portal.

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