Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
In comparison to the first three books of this series, this is the first time I read this book. I am familiar with the movie version, of course. Before I continue, this is what this book is about;
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. (Goodreads)
The story, for me, started a bit weak then gain a bit of momentum around the chapter in regards to the Quidditch World Cup, then it halted. I have to admit, it was my curiosity that helped push through the chapters since I am already familiar with the story. After almost ten chapters, the story started to be a bit more interesting then it slowly dies down again. It was at that point that I kept noticing how annoying Ron and Harry has been acting. I tried to ignore it and kept reminding myself that they are just acting the same way as any typical 14 year old boy. It was a good thing that the last eight chapters where interesting enough, that I didn’t even noticed that I was nearing the end of the book.( yes, I was checking the book while writing this review)
It was nice reading more about the characters. It was like seeing everything in a whole different angle. The only issue I have with this, is that there are a lot of things going on with the story, to the point that it’ll be hard to keep track of things. I kept thinking that if I happened to read it back when I was a teen, I would 100% read this in a slower pace, and will occasionally choose playing DOTA instead of reading. Having that in mind, I am glad that I decided to read the series this year. The present me appreciated the story more than the past me might.
The book ended up in a darker point, and I have to say that I am looking forward to reading more. If only I manage to find the fifth book. Pesky book stores.
That is all guys. Thank you for reading. I trust that majority of you guys have read this book. What do you think of it? Let me know.
Have a great day, and I’ll talk to you on my next post.
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