Hello, Bookaholics! I finally made it to this post, too, yay =))
Without any further introduction, leg me jump right into my business.
The book follows Harry Potter in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with his friends, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry starts looking into the case of Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban (the wizard prison) believed to be one of Lord Voldemort’s old allies. The book however takes a really nice turn by the end, which makes it really fun to read.
1. A Reader’s POV on this book:
The first thing you’ll notice is the plot. It will give you some mind-fuck for sure. It is incredibly twisted and so fun (but hard at the same time) to keep up with. Then there is also the signature sense of humour that each of the important characters have. Some parts will definitely get you rolling with laughter. And, the most important thing, the attitude of the said characters towards problems that real-life society’s adults usually deal with. They have inspired me a great deal when I was a child. And they always will hold a special place in my heart, no matter my age. I feel like there are so many things to learn from those kids, even though some of the adults in their world tend to underestimate them. But then, of course, doesn’t the same happen in real life?
2. A Writer’s POV on this book:
J.K. Rowling is an author that keeps growing and evolving constantly, along with the characters through which she speaks. This is the book in which she creates the Dementors (evil creatures that suck happiness out of people’s souls) as images of depression, a disease she was battling with at the time of writing. So what we can learn from here, is that you can transform your negative feelings in your main source of inspiration and make a masterpiece come out of your hands. Just like the greatest writers, painters, musicians did. It’s really a great start, and also a form of therapy.
Another thing that you have to keep in mind, and of course, something that I learned from J.K., you have to give each of your characters unique traits, so that they will be easy to picture by the reader, and hard to confuse. Give each one of them something special, either about the way they look, either about the way they dress, or act, or talk, or crack jokes. But make them different from the other characters. This is really easy, once you set a type of personality for every one of them. And if you feel like you can’t find inspiration, just look at some of the people around you and think of possible combinations between their personalities and their looks.
(E.g.: if you have a red-haired friend who’s always dead serious and a friend who’s always funny, mix these two things and see what you come up with. J.K. came up with Ron Weasley) :))
This was all for today, darlings, I hope you enjoyed it and… I’ll see you next time!🙃
LOL (Lots Of Love), ♡