"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.Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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." - (Excerpt from the Book)
Series: Harry Potter
Author: J.K. Rowling
Release Date: October 1st 1999
Format: Hardcover (1st Edition)
Age Group: Middle Grade/Young Adult
Where to Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
The story starts on the night of Harry's 13th birthday. He receives gifts by owl posts and other such magical things start to happen. The oddest things start to happen as well. He then has to escape and wait out till the new school year begins. Along the way he meets up with his two best friends: Ron and Hermione. There we find out that Sirius Black is looking for Harry. From there on out, things start to turn into another adventure for the three musketeers at Hogwarts.
This was such a fun book to read. I remember reading it back when I was just a mere 12 going on 13 (I'm now 24). Anyway, I couldn't put the book down, yet had to because of school and sleep (being young does have it's draw backs when reading a good book haha). But never the less I did find time to read it like my life depended on it.
The story has all the normal elements found from the series woven in this story, yet with a few surprises. Some I would say wasn't in the movie or fully explored either. So it's a great idea to pick up this book and read it at least once.