Harry Potter is midway through both 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 with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that 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 hundreds of 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.
Thoughts: first off, the post below does not refer to this book. Clear? okay.
Second off, hold on tight everyone we're in for a bumpy ride! Things start to get real in this book! Everything starts off a little different but with the same pacing and lovable turns of adventure we're used to seeing from our favorite wizarding trio.
And then you reach the last six pages and...well, I have no words! The entire book was amazing and awful and has me clamoring for the next one (which, sadly, I don't have right now)!
The writing is still top notch and wonderful feeling, magically weaving old and new together in a seamless tale that is brand new and still familiar feeling.
The plot seems to meander a but but, trust me, it's all important!
Character development seems to leap forward drastically in this one as we get quite a lot revealed and the children are forced to deal with numerous strange experiences.
Overall, fantastic and...shocking.
Content: A little language (D***) but nothing major. This book does get much darker than the previous three combined and rather frightening in the last six chapters. Even so, this is a great read!