Summary: Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Review: Goblet of Fire is very close to being my favorite Harry Potter book, but Prisoner of Azkaban still holds that title. The characters are still great, but we get a bit more with this book. We meet the students of Durmstrang and Beauxbatons which are 2 new magical schools. It would be nice to know more about wizarding academies in places like America and Spain and Japan, but this was a nice taste of what else is out there. It shows that Rowling put thought into the world outside of London just like she did with Hogwarts.
I loved reading about the Triwizard Tournament as well. It was great seeing Charlie again in Goblet, and learning about the different kinds of dragons. The third task was my favorite though. I like the creativity of throwing so much at the contestants, and putting them through a challenge of facing everything they should know about. Seeing Dobby again was nice as well. I wish you could have gotten glimpses of him in the movies, but oh well.
4. 5 howls