Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling This is a book report describing the charcters, setting, plot, and other things.

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Harry Potter

My book report is on Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. It was written by J. K. Rowling and published by Scholastic Press. This book has 435 pages. The book Harry Potter takes place at the Dursley's house in the beginning; the rest of it takes place at Hogwarts. Harry Potter is a thirteen-year-old wizard. He is famous Hogwarts and Diagon Alley for having warded off a curse from Voldemort, the most powerful dark wizard. Harry was left with a small lightening-bolt-shaped scar after the encounter. Harry does not remember these events, and was left without any parents so he lives with his aunt, uncle, and cousin. These relatives do not tolerate any mention of magic in the house. Harry has close friendships, enemies, dilemmas, and triumphs just like any other thirteen-year-old boy. But Harry is distinct because of his courage and loyalty. Harry comes face to face with Sirius Black because he entered the Whomping Willow in attempt to rescue his best friend Ron.

Harry is not a typical or mythological hero, but he lives up to his fame by bravely entering situations with the inborn faith that someone-either himself or someone he has befriended-will get him through the situation alive.

Ron is Harry Potter's best friend. Unlike Harry, he has no financial means. His father is a highly ranked member of the Ministry of Magic, but Ron is often picked on by Malfoy for wearing tattered robes, for living in an old house, and for not having a rich father. He and Harry are inseparable, and he is often perceived to be a sidekick to the famous Harry Potter. Ron feels valued by Harry and doesn't seem to mind this on a regular basis, although in spurts he seems to feel deflated and glossed...