This past Monday was the beginning was the start of the Goblet of Fire in my readathon with @zoeehreads on Instagram. Granted, I’m a few days behind because of how my schedule has been lately, I finally finished Prisoner of Azkaban and immediately picked this one up. I forgot how much the suspense was needing to know what happened next to Harry, Hermione, and Ron.
One thing I absolutely love about this book is the expansion of the wizarding world. Clearly, we know of Hogwarts and that the Ministry of Magic is centered in London, but then we find out that Ireland and Bulgaria are the teams in the Quidditch World Cup, that there are other wizarding schools, and that both Beauxbatons and Durmstrang are the other schools to compete in the Triwizard Tournament with Hogwarts. This expansion really opens up the thought of the wizarding world and brings more of that fantasy feel to the story (as if there weren’t enough already).
Clearly, most people know what happened to Cedric Diggory at the end, and I always end up crying at the movie during this part (don’t judge me). But it’s interesting to read about what happened during the course of the tournament rather than the gloss over that the movies provide. That Mad-Eye Moody plot twist…. also gets me every time.
Also, if Hermione was real and could run for politics, I’d definitely vote for her — S.P.E.W. was a genius idea.