Have I mentioned before that I love the Harry Potter series? I’m not a fanatic, I don’t even own all the books yet, but I do thoroughly enjoy the characters, the storyline, the triumph of good over evil, and most especially, the relationships amongst the characters, which really stood out to me in this reading of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, #35 on the Top 100 Children’s Books list.
Quite a bit happens in this novel, as Harry participates in the Tri-Wizard tournament, people start to go missing, and he and Ron start to discover what girls are all about. When Ron finally believes that Harry did not put his name in the Goblet of Fire, I teared up a bit with the discovery of how much Ron loves Harry and treasures him as a friend. As Hermione forsakes her own studying to assist Harry in the third task of the tournament, I teared up again at the thought of such deep care in friendship. While we know that Harry is the star of this literary show, the supporting characters are critical to understanding just how triumphant Harry can be over the evil that is the dark side of magic. I know so many people who will rave about a supporting character that just made them love the series so much more. Author J.K. Rowling has not only created a magical world worth delving into, but a cast of characters that you cannot help but love.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
Originally published in 2000