“The Goblet of Fire” always seems to announce a darker, more mature era of Harry Potter. I starts out all fun and games until the moment Harry finds himself involved in the tournament. Then things really escalate. I like that in this book we get to see two other schools from the magical world, although I wished we got more background and knew the characters better. It does expand the world and there’s one character who will play a role in books later on. That being said, once again, I have to mention how bad these teachers are at protecting these kids. Maybe wizarding parents expect their kids to be wounded and maimed each year in class because they know magic can be wild, but who in their right mind would expect students to survive the three tasks of the tournament?! It’s like there’s not an adult in the room. I know a lot of people are upset at the ending because they feel like the rug was pulled out from under them when we discover who’s been mentoring Harry but not so with me. I like the shock and surprise and I think it shows that there’s been danger lurking for Harry all along.