Book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Another adventure for Harry is on the way, but this time it’s much more challenging than climbing through trapdoors and tunnels in trees….. (buy the book here)
Introduction: The Triwizard Tournament is a tournament made up of three tasks that are quite dangerous and take a lot of knowledge to get past. One champion is picked from each of three different wizarding schools across the world to compete. People wishing to compete put their name in the Goblet of Fire and the most worthy contestant from each school is coughed from the goblet. The challenges are spread out across the school year and the winner of the tournament is awarded 1000 galleons in prize.
When Harry’s name unexpectedly comes out of the goblet of fire as a fourth contestant (it’s the Triwizard Tournament not the Quawizard Tournament, that just doesn’t work!) he is forced to compete as the underdog of the champions (the age limit is 17+ and Harry is only 14) for he has nowhere near the same amount of knowledge and skill, or does he? He must get past dragons, save hostages from the lake and work his way through a maze full of dangerous obstacles. But the big question that is pounding in Harry’s head all year is: who put his name in the Goblet of Fire?
Now that I’ve finished this book and started the next one, I’m actually starting to miss this book. I guess I was very into it, and that already proves that it’s a great story. One of my favourite parts is when Fleur Delacour (a student from one of the competing wizarding schools) starts off disliking Harry a lot, but changes her attitude towards him when he saves her sister from the lake. It made me happy.
Simi Star rating ***** (5 stars)