Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, Bk 4)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry Potter, Bk 4 Author:J. K. Rowling 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 competit... more »ion 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.« less
Well, you will definitely love the adventure in this book. The Tri-wizard tournaments are back in the wizarding community and Harry get's sucked in. The Veela are charming the guys with their looks while the competitors are trying to win. You'll never guess the outcome... I cried.
Beginnig his fourth year at Hogwarts, fourteen-year-old Harry Potter and his friends eagerly await Dumbledore's huge announcement of the Triwizard Tournament involving two other European schools of magic. The Goblet of Fire will choose those 17 and above to participate in the tournament and there will only be one student of each school participating..
The bigger the surprise when the goblet gives a fourth name as participant and it is no other than the underage Harry Potter.
Seeing and feeling the signs of Lord Voldemort once again Harry has to face three difficult tasks, a crumbling friendship with Ron and last but not least the dangerous Lord Voldemort.
The forth installment in this series really hits the mark going out of being pure children's literature. Dealing with problems every young adult faces sooner or later. What I liked about this very thick book is that it never got boring once with much darker elements and more action it's contents grew with our three heros.
As always Harry relies heavily on the help of his friends and teachers to survive.
JK Rowling once again brings Hogwarts to life in her fourth installment of the Harry Potter series. In his continuing battle with he-who-must-not-be-named, Harry Potter is unknowingly entered as the youngest person to ever compete in the tri wizard tournament. It is either victory or death for Harry and the cards are stacked against him.
The Goblet of Fire is decidedly darker and more mature than the previous three and the first in which the reader witnesses death first hand.
The Goblet of Fire is the first unsafe book in the Harry Potter series. This is the first book where someone we care about dies. A student dies and that leaves the reader feeling, knowing, that the rest of the series is going to be just as nerve wracking. It makes you want to read the rest of the series all the way through; however, it makes you afraid to because of the unknown. This series is just too awesome! I reccomend it to everyone!
It's all been said before, but the Harry Potter series opens the door to a world of wonderful imagination, and genuine humanity. Are we all so jaded that we are deeply thrilled to discover that fine children's literature is still being written? Not just for children, though, this series is every bit as captivating for the adults as the little ones in your house. Hooray for the Boy Who Lived!
GOF is an exciting adventure, and Harry and friends show signs of growing maturity. Poignant and surprising.
I was not impressed with the GoF movie but the book is one of my favorites in the series. The introduction of Winky, a house elf, is totally excluded from the movie but the central key to the overall plot in the book. Other than that, Hermione's character is given more depth in her activism role as well as the difficulties of adolescence dealt with in the other main characters. GoF is the "coming of age" book in the series and focuses a lot on how our trio copes with early adolescence, noticing the opposite sex, and how friendship evolves.
Harry Potter is now in his fourth year at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, but this year he will find that he gets more than he bargained for as he finds himself signed up for a contest between different European schools of magic, that involves magical skill prowess, and that was supposed to have an age limit but someone apparently felt that Harry should be in on the 'fun'. In this fourth installment of the Potter series Rowling's writing is even more addicting and has matured a bit compared with the first three Potter books.
Following Harry through the tasks of the Tri-Wizard Tournament, and Ron and Hermione's developing new relationship was a delightful task. Wondering what was going to happen next with the rise of Voldemort, and thinking about what it would be like to run into the strange professor Moody on a busy sidewalk in Texas made this book one that was hard to put down; it' one of my favorite in the series thus far. I must say I am glad that I am reading this series now rather than when it was popular I like reading the books without having seen all the movies its nice being able to picture some of the characters in my head; and having my own picture of them; sometimes the book really is better.
As a fan of this series, I feel that the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series crosses the threshold into it becoming more a series for adults than children. With the third book, the reader is given a glimpse of the dark direction the series can take, but the door is definitely thrown wide open with Goblet as Harry faces some of the most difficult times hes ever had to face. On the upside, He also gets to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity when he attends the Quidditch World Cup with his friends. Even though the event becomes frightening and menacing events occur, Harry seems to enjoy the experience. Luckily for the fans of the series, the unexpected doesnt stop there. When Harry arrives at Hogwarts, he learns that his school will be hosting a tournament between Hogwarts and two other wizarding schools. Somebody has plans for Harry and they arent good plans and Harry has to keep his wits when he is chosen as one of the participants in the tournament.
One thing I did not like about this story is the way Ron behaved after Harry was chosen as one of the champions. I get that he was jealous but it really bothered me that he is supposed to be Harrys best friend and you are supposed to be loyal to your friends, but yet Ron did not believe that Harry did not submit his own name into the cup. Even when he finally comes to his senses and realizes his mistake, I felt like Harry forgave him too quickly. I understand why he did but I felt like Harry let him off the hook too easily. I am sure that Ron gets annoyed playing second fiddle to Harry, but the series is about Harry after all. If it were about Ron, then this book would have been Ronald Weasley and the Goblet of Fire.
I very much enjoyed the introduction of the social custom of learning how to dance and attending the Yule Ball. Harrys distress at not being able to take Cho Chang to the Ball and worrying about who he should take was entertaining. Hermiones coming out was also enjoyable to see. Even with Rons snotty attitude, it was still wonderful.
I liked Cedric and thought he and Harry demonstrated great teamwork in the tournament even though they were competing against one another. Though the final stage of the tournament was well written and highly suspenseful, it was still difficult to read what happens as Harrys worst nightmare comes to life. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Draco undergo some major changes as well with the help of Mad-Eye Moody.
I am now more than half-way through the series and am so excited to be reading it again. There are so many things in the books that I missed in the first reading or had forgotten about that it really does feel like Im reading it for the first time. Even knowing what awaits me in book #5, I am looking forward to experiencing it all over again.
Scotti N. reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, Bk 4) on
"Goblet of Fire" is a thrill ride of a book! The adventures are much more exciting than in the previous books. The main characters continue to be well-thought-out and are maturing as all teenagers do, with ups and downs.
cra - reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, Bk 4) on
Oh dear, just when Harry thought he might get a peaceful year too. LOL
In this fourth installment we meet characters from two other wizarding schools, and watch as they all compete in the Triwizard tournament for a chance at eternal glory. With Harry around though, things are never that simple.
I always enjoy any of Rowling's Potter books and to be able to hear her words by means of audio tapes in additional pleasure. My grandchildren who are not all old enough to be able to read her works yet have especially enjoyed listening to the tapes.
Kristin V. reviewed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, Bk 4) on
This amazing book is the perfect sequel to Harry's year 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban. This year at Hogwart's is a little different. The school is hosting the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Much like a triathalon gone mad, the contestants must make their way through different tasks with no outside help. The catch, contestants must be 17 years old to participate because the tasks can be very perilous. In comes the Goblet of Fire to sort out who is who. Names are dropped into the Goblet, and it chooses who may participate.
This great story also brings in a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, an old friend of Dumbledore's and an Auror, Mad Eyed Moody!
An awesome read, open its pages to find out how Harry, Hermonine, and Ron are up to no good again!