Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

This is a review of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling. It is the fourth book in the Harry Potter Series and follows on from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry visits The Weasley Family over the summer. Not only does he get time away from The Dursleys, but he gets to attend the Quidditch World Cup. But the World Cup is not all fun and games…

Harry returns to Hogwarts where another surprise is in store for him and the other students. Hogwarts is to host an event that has not been held for centuries. It is an inter-school event, open only to students over the age of seventeen (of age for wizards).

Harry is as excited as every other student about what is to come. But never did he think for a moment that he would be as close to the action as he inevitably ends up.

And why has Harry’s scar been hurting more frequently? What of the vivid dreams he’s been having about Voldemort? And why has Dumbledore hired an Auror to teach as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher?

This book is longer and much darker than the first three. I enjoyed it, and I remember being shocked a little when I first read it so long ago as a young teen. Reading it as an adult I found that is was not as polished as the third novel. I still really liked it, and it’s full of more character development, new characters, plot thickeners and teasers for future novels.

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