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Soundtrack Saturday – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

June 25, 2010

Soundtrack Saturdays is a little thing where I share a song with you that I think would fit on the soundtrack for the book I’m currently reading. If you’d like to join in, please either leave your soundtrack pick or the link to your soundtrack post in the comments.

Current Read: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

One Sentence Summary: It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts and in addition to worrying about Potions class and Quidditch practice, there’s an crazed wizard loose who’s rumored to be after him.

Soundtrack Song: “Shake It Out” by Manchester Orchestra, from the album Mean Everything to Nothing.

Why I chose this song: I love the restless feel of this song and I think it fits perfectly with the scene in which Harry blows up Aunt Marge and then runs away from the Dursleys. I see this scene as the first real hint at the temper that Harry must struggle to control in the coming books.

But a reckless rage had come over Harry. He kicked his trunk open, pulled out his wand and pointed it at Uncle Vernon.
‘She deserved it,’ Harry said, breathing very fast. ‘She deserved what she got. You keep away from me.’
He fumbled behind him for the catch on the door.
‘I’m going,’ Harry said. ‘I’ve had enough.’ (p. 28)

Are you tired of being alone? Are you tired of being alone?

What song would you add to the soundtrack for this book or the one you’re currently reading?

To check out previous Soundtrack Saturday posts, click here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2010 8:59 pm

    I’ve never been able to match up any of the Harry Potter books with music! I don’t know why, but they just don’t work with music for me.

  2. June 26, 2010 9:54 am

    I love that scene! It’s so satisfying for Harry to snap with the Dursleys – I wouldn’t want him to do it all the time, but they’re so awful to him, and he rarely gets his own back with them.

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