Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(Harry Potter #4)

Hardcover, 734 pages

English language

Published July 12, 2000 by Arthur A. Levine Books.

ISBN:
9780439139595
OCLC Number:
1157178151

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4 stars (84 reviews)

The fourth book in the Harry Potter franchise sees Harry returning for his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along with his friends, Ron and Hermione . There is an upcoming tournament between the three major schools of magic, with one participant selected from each school by the Goblet of Fire. When Harry's name is drawn, even though he is not eligible and is a fourth player, he must compete in the dangerous contest.

Contains:

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Some other inconsequential events.

3 stars

I have one consistent comment about these books, especially as an educator: Who the fuck is running these schools and allowing contests that you can't back out of to exist?

This is also one of the more frustrating books for me in terms of the amount of time that is spent on things that often feel irrelevant. I'm supposed to feel something for Cedric, and I never do; there's nothing there for me other than some weird lesson about how being a nice person who wants to share in winning an event leads to the death of another.

And I know there's supposed to be more to it, but that aspect of this book has never sat well with me (along with the fact that it's just... an immediate death with nothing, which I get is useful because it shows that Voldemort doesn't care about anything or anyone).

There are …

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3 stars

Well I had high hopes for this book seeing as it was far longer than the previous books, alas those extra pages were filled with guff. The Quidditch world cup! Then it was back to school and the usual stuff. It's not all bad though, once the charismatic Voldemort makes an appearance things take a dark turn, the writing suddenly gets better and the story becomes interesting. Limbs getting dismembered, kidnapping, slavery and child murder, that Rowling has some balls to put that into a kids book.

I can start to feel the Harry Potter books digging their claws into me now as I've now read plenty about the characters and have got to know them well. I think I only called Harry an idiot 3 times in this book, far less than the previous books.

I suppose I better keep on going to the end.

PS: this is the …

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