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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Iqra Farooq | Class VI-Amber | BSS PTC, Girls’ Branch

Name of the Author: J.K. Rowling

Summary:

The book starts with Harry seeing Frank Bryce being killed by Voldemort in a vision. The Weasleys take Harry and Hermione to the Quidditch World Cup, using a Portkey. The Death Eaters, Voldemort’s followers, attack the site, causing havoc. The Dark Mark gets fired into the sky, which causes panic since it’s the first time it has been seen in over thirteen years. The trio returns to Hogwarts, where Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody will be teaching Defense against the Dark Arts. Albus Dumbledore announces that Hogwarts will host the Triwizard Tournament. Students from Beauxbatons Academy and Durmstrang Institute, travel to Hogwarts to participate. The Goblet picks Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum and Cedric Diggory, representing Beauxbatons, Durmstrang, and Hogwarts. The Goblet also gives a fourth name, Harry Potter, causing controversy and suspicion since Harry is underage. After two terrifying tasks, Harry ends up facing and duelling Voldemort in the final task. Harry is also declared the winner of the Triwizard Tournament and gives all his winnings to Fred and George, who start their own joke shop. Harry returns home with the Dursleys.
Coraline Coraline

Amna Arshad | Class VIII C Orange | BSS PTC, Girls’ Branch

Name of the Author: Neil Gaiman

Summary:

Coraline Jones and her parents have just moved into a house so big they share it with an old man who trains mice upstairs and aging former actresses in the basement. An avid explorer, Coraline investigates the large garden and grounds around her new home until a heavy rain forces her to confront every active child's nightmare an entire day stuck inside with nothing to do. So she turns to exploring the inside of the house, and in a corner of the seldom-used drawing room, finds something puzzling a locked wooden door that reveals only a brick wall when her mother opens it with a huge rusty key.

One day when her parents are away, Coraline opens the door again and finds that the bricks have vanished, revealing a dark corridor that leads to an almost exact copy of her own house, complete with another mother and father, who have pale white skin and shiny black button eyes. They feed her delicious food and let her play in a room with toys that move on their own. They seem completely devoted to her happiness. This new world is certainly more interesting than the one Coraline left behind, but the longer she stays the less wonderful and more frightening it becomes. Soon, her other parents want to replace her eyes with shiny black buttons like theirs in order to keep her with them "forever and always," and Coraline decides to flee to the comfort of her real parents. When she returns through the door, however, she finds that they have disappeared. It soon becomes clear that her other mother has captured her real parents in an attempt to lure Coraline back. Despite her growing fear, she must return and find a way to save them and escape her other mother's vengeful anger.
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