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Rereading Harry Potter: Book 3

31 Jul

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was, and still is, my favorite book in the series.  I think the main reason for this is because Sirius Black became my favorite character in the series.  I remember reading this the first time convinced he was in fact guilty, then BAM! JK Rowling flips it on you.  It was also the first glimpses into the wizard world before Harry and the lives of Lily and James. Characters develop more and more as the series continues to develop in and of itself.  

The number one thought in my mind as I read this was: They changed so much in the movie!  There was a good amount of time between my reading of this book and the release of the film.  Of course, I knew things were different and left out; I just did not realize how many things were rearranged or ignored overall.  I think those that have only seen the movies do miss out on quite a bit.  There is a lot of development and back story that the film ignored.  This was a beneficial reread as it reminded me of some points I had forgotten about.

I really enjoyed being reintroduced to my favorite character this time through.  I think the main draw to Sirius for me is the reminder that things are not always as they seem and much more meets the eye.  He is by no means perfect, but he is an extremely loyal person which shines through the most.  

I am moving on now to the much thicker books now.  Be sure to check back as I continue with the next four books!

What movie changed one of your favorite books the most?  Did you like the movie version of this one?