Here's part of why I think that Prisoner of Azkaban is superior to Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets: Harry gets to be a kid. At Privet Drive, he gets angry and loses control instead of being an angel in the face of horrific abuse.
To the important stuff, like Aunt Marge! Oh my god, what an awful woman and so fantastic. I love her character development - it's shallow but sufficient, and so Dursley-ish, with her yappy little dogs who bite Harry and her uncanny resemblance to Uncle Vernon. And then Harry blows her up and she floats away and has to be punctured. LOL. I really wanted a gif of that scene in the movie where Harry's walking down the street afterwards and she's floating away in the distance because it's little things like that that make the 3rd movie one of the best. But we'll have to accept this in its place:
So Harry blows up his Aunt and goes to the Leaky Cauldron because obviously the gate to wizardom is the best place to hide from wizards and suddenly Tom the innkeeper is his temporary foster parent, proving yet again that the wizarding world is in need of social worker. A bar is not the best home for a child, even if it is only for a few weeks. And here is where I would put a gif of the self-sweeping broom sweeping dust under the rug if I could find ANYTHING EVER. I should really just learn to make my own gifs (not gonna happen).
|Okay, yeah, that's pretty creepy.|
But it's not all fun and games. Sirius Black is on the loose, damaging ancient paintings (lol, clearly evidence that he is a soulless murderer) because he's BAD, okay? And also there are dementors around, just waiting to suck your soul out of your mouth because EUGH. But I think these topics are better saved for next week, as well as the illustrious Professor Trelawney, who at this point is still just an amusing annoyance who sees dogs in teacups.
To sum up, this book is great and I love it and if you say anything mean about it, it must be beacuse
|Just kidding, I love you all for letting me indulge my HP mania.|