September 2015 Challenge

5

SYNOPSIS:

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. 

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well; and the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts . . . he’s at Hogwarts.”

Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

DESCRIBE THE BOOK IN ONE WORD:

Emotional 

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:

Emotional depth is what makes children’s literature a very strong genre, but at the same time, the author must be able to appeal to the wild imagination of the readers. As this book is both considered as MG and YA, there is a lot of pressure to appeal on both audiences. This third installment of The Harry Potter Series did an amazing job. I love how miss Rowling portrays the trio, Harry, Ron, and Hermione that they are in the middle of transition from childhood to teenagehood. The rage of emotions are everywhere, but you can still feel their Juvenile heart. 

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK: 

The book started dark, and I kinda want it to stay that way. I love to feel danger and mystery struggling to crunch inside my chest, especially after all the hype this book has made. There is darkness, danger, and mystery, but I feel like there’s something more the book can give. Towards the middle I feel the darkness and the mystery, but it kinda lacks tension.

RECOMMEND TO: 

I am not gonna say anything long here. If you want a book with a perfect blend of magic, fantasy, and emotional depth, then waste no time and grab this book. 

READING SLUMP CURE? 

There is a side of me that wants to say yes, but the no-part has a stronger pull, so I’m kinda of in between. Let’s just divide my opinion.

Why yes? This book screams what the fun of reading is all about, and finally this is a Harry Potter book that has finally grabbed me. It is fun, but…

Why no? this book is not the kind of book that you can just breeze through. A reading slump cure should have a not-so-light but-not-so-tight grip to readers. The heaviness of this book is kind of leaning on the middle of that spectrum, but tight portion is kinda pulling in.

RATING:

5/5 STARS

NEXT MONTH CHALLENGE: 

YA romance book with something yellow on the cover

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