Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling

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“It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.”

During his summer breaks, Harry is invited by the Weasleys to attend the Quidditch World Cup Finals in the middle of nowhere. There, a bloody attack by the death eaters leaves them stunned. The occurring of the Dark Mark managed to scare the entire Ministry. This was a clear indication of dark times approaching and the brewing trouble for the magical world.

Apart from that, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is hosting the legendary Triwizard Tournament. With life-threatening tasks ahead, our characters might just manage to make it out alive. Maybe, just maybe, some of them won’t even make it…

This book basically chronicled around competitions and tournaments. First, we have the Quidditch World Cup Finals and then, the Triwizard Tournament. Both the competitions end up being the worst experiences for our heroes. The sighting of the Dark Mark in the Quidditch World Cup and the… shit brewing up in the Triwizard Tournament is what keeps the pace of the book going.

As far as the length of the book is concerned, it is quite lengthy but definitely worth the read and time spent. JK Rowling is a great plotter. The plot of the book was fantastic and there was only one time when the pace of the book falters, that too just slightly. This book is full of action and suspense and one never gets tired of reading it over and over again.

Also, JK Rowling keeps the bond and importance of friendship intact. She doesn’t fail to deliver the message regarding the non-negotiable value of friends in our lives and how they stand beside us, no matter what. Also, since our characters are now 14, they start noticing the opposite gender more and are attracted towards them.

Despite this book being darker than its predecessors, it managed to squeeze within itself certain humorous situations. Especially the one – on – one fights between Ron and Hermione regarding the SPEW community set up by Hermione. Also, Professor Trelawney had hilarious classes, due to the funny remarks of Harry and Ron.

Certain new characters are introduced in this book which is sure to secure a place in our heart. Also, this is the book where the first death takes place. And trust me when I say, It will break your heart. The emotional aspect was beautifully penned which connected us to all the characters on an emotional level (not something new huh?).

Over and all, this book is a dark read and all the books further in the series are very dark and terrifying. Nonetheless, this particular book is a wonderful and entertaining read. But, mark my word guys; this book ‘Will’ break your heart…

On that note, keep a tissue box in hand, a cup of steaming coffee with a comfortable recliner and, some covers to protect you from the terrifying secrets enclosed in the Fourth installment of the Harry Potter series; The Goblet of Fire…

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

Keep this in mind. Not just while reading the book, but also in life. Cry if you must, but never shut yourself to the pain.

Until the next time! Adios Amigos!

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