Today I’m reviewing book 4 in the Harry Potter series. ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K.Rowling
Blurb (from Amazon) :
“‘There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways … their magical prowess – their daring – their powers of deduction – and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'”
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!
Did I like it?
It’s getting darker from book 4 on. The dark lord rises again. From this book on the character Snape starts puzzling me. In the first 3 books, he seems just like a teacher who doesn’t like Potter. Due to Snape’s history with Potter’s father. In book 4 it is finally revealed that Snape really was a Death Eater. Why Dumbledore trusts him, is not revealed. Although Dumbledore is asked precisely this question.
What I didn’t like
There are some little things that derange me. Dumbledore is kind of the Guardian Angel of Harry Potter. Why Potter still has to return every year to the Dursley’s, stays hidden. It doesn’t make sense to me. The Weasley’s would accept him with open arms. Potter’s name comes out of the Goblet? No action whatsoever from Dumbledore. Moody punishing Draco Malfoy and at the end you learn that Moody isn’t what everyone thought he is.
Would I recommend it?
Nothing to add. It’s part of today’s society. Read it (the series). It’s just good. Giving points is hard, let’s stay with the 17.5 out of 20.