A flurry of activity nearly shut down the Pottermore website as overeager HP fans rushed to download and read a new short story. I waited a while and read it on a different site!
Rita Skeeter was introduced in Chapter 10 of The Goblet of Fire, her sensationalist style and rumour-mongering scoffed at by Mr. Weasley.
It is a deliciously scathing attack on Dumbledore’s Army having a reunion while at the Quidditch World Cup, which is the excuse she gives as she scrapes her talons into the DA.
It seems Ginny got the Official assignment to cover the event itself, so Skeeter’s jealousy oozes out with her snide remarks on key characters from the books, so well written you want to shout ‘boo/hiss’ at her in true Panto style.
JKR has used Foreshadowing and signposting techniques to great effect, particularly in Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix, so I am wondering if there’s a ‘Next Generation’ story lurking somewhere like a Dementor in the mist? It’s well hidden if there is, that’s all I can say. Once again she has pulled off a witty and entertaining look at life beyond Hogwarts, just as she did for the final chapter of Deathly Hallows.
More Please Jo!