Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #4
Genre: Children’s, Fantasy
Page Count: 734
Publication: July 8, 2000
Format: First, American Hardcover
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can’t wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and there are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and Divination lessons (sigh) to be attended. Harry is expecting these: however, other quite unexpected events are already on the march …
I really enjoyed this book. I do still prefer Prisoner of Azkaban but this book is probably my second or third favorite. This book is bit different then the others prior to it, not only because of it’s size but the conflict was a bit different. First of all, the book doesn’t start on Harry’s birthday like the others had, and something different was happening. The Triwizard Tournament was taking place this year, and naturally Harry was involved when he wasn’t supposed to be. This book I think its kind of a bridge in the seris, it’s the middle book, it still has the playfulness of the first three, but also delves into the seriousness that is sure to come in the last 3 books. The book is pretty long, but once you get invested in it you won’t get bored, and it’ll go by quickly. It took me like a week to read it, and yea that’s not short, but its mainly because I was too lazy most of the time to pick it up. I think this was a pretty strong sequel and I’m excited to move on to #5. Also, likusual I watched the movie after reading it, and it was a pretty good adaptation, not as good as Sorcerer’s Stone but better then Chamber of Secrets. It might be tied with Prisoner of Azkaban. Also, one more thing, why is this series considered “Children’s” the first book might, but the rest to me reads like YA. Harry is 14 in this book, therefore he does fit into the YA section. I’m not saying this is “not a book for children” if you’re a child then you can definitely read them, I just feel like it shouldn’t be classified as one, at the very least it should be MG, like PJO. Anyways, those were my non-spoilery thoughts! (:
The book starts on a darker note with Voldemort and Wormtail. I had actually forgotten for a second that Tom Riddle was Voldemortso I had to go back into my memory for that. Anyways, it was so creepy, especially when the snake told him about Frank being outside the door.
Then on a happier note, the Weasley’s, Harry and Hermione went to the Quidditch Worldcup! That was a lot of fun, and then there was the thing with the Death Eaters. By now I had thought I was familiar enough with J.K’s writing to figure out the guilty party, I knew for a fact it wasn’t Crouch because he was the obvious target, but I was pretty certain it was Karkaroff. Well, I was wrong obviously. When we figured out it was Moody, I was honestly so shocked, I know J.K has some good plot twist, but this was unexpected, I was so confused, but then it was revealed that it out Crouch’s son, which I didn’t see coming. I believed he was dead, and not only that, I believed he was innocent…. The movie actually made all this a lot more obvious then it was in the book though. They kept showing and emphasizing Moody drinking the potion, and they didn’t make him as trustworthy as he was in the book. Also with Crouch’s son, when they figured him out (which wasn’t by Karkaroff saying it) he was crying and begging his father that he was innocent, in the movie he did none of that..oh, oh! and he was played by David Tennant! I’ve just started watching Doctor Who (i skipped S1 for a bit) so that was exciting.
When Ron and Harry stopped talking, that was so cute, it was like them and Hermione in the last book. I loved reading that part, and when they made up was even cuter. Ron and Hermione’s relationship was adorable. He got so upset about Hermione going with Krum, even though he was in denial over the true reasons why, we all knew. Then Harry and Cho, awe♥
I have like two pages of notes but now they feel irrelevant, so I don’t have much esle to talk about. The end with Harry reuniting with his parents was nice though, broke my heart. Cedric dying, was sad but I didn’t really cry or anything. I hope Lucius Malfoy is discovered though, hate that (not nice word deleted).
So that’s it! Tell me what you thought of this book, was it your favorite?