Things really start to get serious in book 4. Harry has to deal with knowing Trelawney prediction as well as the fact that someone is now trying to cause him harm. Harry really progresses as a wizard in this book as well. He has to master more complicated spells than most people his age to face the tasks of the Triwizard tournament as well as learning more about the wizarding world and how it is run. This book is of course a very key part of Harry’s story because it is when Voldemort returns but it also continues introduces the readers to important information about the magical world. It was pointed out to me that this is done quite cleverly through the position of the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher curse as it allows us to meet new characters every year. I also like that like the last book they still have to deal with real life problems, Who to support at a World Cup?, asking girls out and falling out over jealousy. The thing I most took from reading this book though was the chapter on the unforgivable curses. I have only read this book once before and I didn’t pay much attention to the fact that Harry would suffer just as much at seeing them as Neville. This for some reason really jumped out at me this time.
Can’t believe I’m over half way through my re-read. Can’t wait to get started on book 5.