|Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire|
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter
Review by: Lt. MissMaul
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It's almost two weeks before the end of the vacation when Harry Potter wakes up with his scar hurting and the memory of a weird dream. The dream was about Voldemort, the dark wizard who lost his powers because of Harry and gave him his scar. The summer holiday was better than usual apart from this event. The Dursleys are afraid of Harry's Godfather, Sirius, whom he met last year and they let him keep his schoolstuff so he can do his homework. And though Dudley (Harry's cousin) is on a diet (and because of that also is the rest of the family) and the atmosphere is tense, Harry is saved by his friends who sent him food supplies. And when Ron's mother send the Dursleys a letter asking if Harry can stay with them for the remainder of the summer holidays and go to the Quidditch World Cup, Harry actually gets permission to go.
The World Cup is great, but the evening after weird things happen. Death Eaters, Lord Voldemorts supporters, start to make mayhem and chase everyone in the forest. There the Dark Mark appears (Voldemorts sign) close to Harry, Ron and Hermione.
At school things aren't normal either. The lessons and teachers are the same (except for the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, of course), but this year the Triwizard Tournament takes place at Hogwarts. Students of two other wizard schools arrive at the end of October and one student of each school can compete in the tournament. They have to do three tasks and the one who does them the best wins.
However, somehow someone entered Harry as well as the fourth champion. And since there was an age limit and no one younger than 17 was allowed to compete, Harry isn't likely to get it easy. But what worries him the most is who and why did someone entered him.
This is already the fourth part in the Harry Potter series and the writer doesn't seem to run out of ideas. She refers to unsolved things from the previous books and comes with new characters and events.
There is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Mad-Eye Moody. A paranoid man with a magic eye that can see through solid walls and invisibility cloaks. Rita Skeeter, a reporter for the Daily Prophet, who comes up with the weirdest stories written with a Quick-Quotes Quill. House Elves who like to be oppressed and enslaved and don't mind if students come to nick food from the kitchen but lend them a hand.
Best of this is that all these things come back a lot of times, but never seem to get boring. It's still funny when Rita Skeeter exaggerates everything she hears in her article for the fourth time. I think that this is definitely proof that Rowling is a gifted writer. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the thickest book of the series, but still has the same speed and tension of the other parts. So take a couple of days off and go read this book!
Title: Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire