‘Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire’ by J. K. Rowling

The first year he got admitted in the greatest school of magic in the world. No sooner he walked in that he was already fighting the greatest of the bad guys.

The second year a domestic elf tries (unsuccessfully) to keep him out of Hogwarts – with some good reason, as it turned out.

The third year he finds out he has a godfather, believed to be escaped from the maximum security prison of Azkaban with the specific purpose to kill him.

Definitely, life hasn’t been easy for Harry Potter.

Looking at the purple and golden cover of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, I wondered what JK could have in store for Harry this fourth year.

I mean, what else could possibly go wrong?

What a silly question…

With trepidation, I opened the book and started reading about the Quidditch World Cup (Ireland vs Romania, what a game!), ruined only in the end by the appearance of Death Eaters and of the Black Mark of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

As much for the prologue.

This great big book is not only about quidditch, though. Another great event is taking place in Hogwarts this year: The Triwizard Cup, where three schools of magic have their champion to compete in three major challenges, where broken bones are the least you can expect.

Those who want to compete (strictly 16+) put their name in the Goblet of Fire, which will decide who will be worth the honor.

But then, how is it possible that out of the Goblet comes no less than Harry Potter’s name? After all, he’s only 14…

The first is a discovery; the second is good fun; the third is a continuous thrill. Nonetheless, this fourth chapter of the saga is by all means my favorite.

It’s a turning point. Harry Potter is growing up and the dangers are getting real. The story gets darker and for those who, like me, read the book at the beginning of teenage years, it’s a story that takes by the hand and brings you into the mists of adulthood.

Still holding your hand tight, the fifth book will begin to guiding you through it…

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