This is my favorite book in the Harry Potter series! It challenges the pre-assumptions you might make about the magical world and makes it a more complex, well-formed place for Potter fans everywhere.
Best in the series!! Beginning to take a darker (and more enjoyable) turn with this novel. Book 3 adds more depth to the storyline. Plot twist near the end makes for an excellent, slam-bang conclusion.
The enchanting and daringly dark third chronicle in the Harry Potter series once again raises the bar for J. K. Rowling, and takes the characters to psychologically deeper, and ultimately scarier, places. Now a teenager, Harry must this year contend not only with harder classes of magic and slowly emerging hormones, but a dastardly killer on the loose who may have ties to Harry's own dark and mysterious past. J. K. Rowling continues to amaze with this, the best of the first three books, which stretches the magical world of witches and wizards with intriguing new locales and characters, the best of which come in the form of depression-inducing, soul-sucking creatures called Dementors. A first-rate fantasy adventure with all the weight of the best dramatic novels out there - a must read!