Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(Harry Potter)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Paperback, 2002, Scholastic)

Paperback, 734 pages

English language

Published Sept. 11, 2002 by Scholastic.

ISBN:
9780439139601
OCLC Number:
50279560

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4 stars (28 reviews)

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards.

And in his case, different can be deadly. --back cover

69 editions

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).

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