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Harry Potter & de Gevangene van Azkaban / druk 1

Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban  - Wiebe Buddingh', J.K. Rowling AuthorJoanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. She studied at Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs.She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh after living in Portugal for a few years.As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.ReviewSometimes you have those precious books that even though you know what is going to happen and how the story goes you still go trough all the emotion. Like that story where you know the hero will survive but when he is about to die you really believe he will. That is what happened to me in this book. While reading I knew how it would end but still I felt genuine fear of what would happen.This book tells the story about Harry at age 13 and his third year at Hogwarts. Harry has grown up a lot and I am not sure if the character and his behavior at this point in the story fits the age of 13. At moments he says and does things that would be more for a 16 year old. But that is all the criticism I have on this book.The story of Harry slowly develops from an innocent children's book with good people and bad people to a book where there are unpredictable and unexplainable creatures doing bad things. I feel shivers when I read about the Dementors all the time every time. They are very scary. I do like that there seems to be magic or something that can be done to solve anything and everything. This keeps your hope up that all evil van be beaten in the end and good things will survive.