Book Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by: J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: 1 September 2002
Origins: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Series:Harry Potter Series: Sorcerer's Stone (1), Chamber of Secrets (2), Prisoner of Azkaban (3), Goblet of Fire (4), Order of the Phoenix (5), Half-Blood Prince (6), Deathly Hollows (7)

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

I think this is the book that takes the Harry Potter from children's lit into young adult. I think the plot, the characters, and the situations become darker, more sinister, and a little bit to frightening for a child to read on his/her own. I love this book though, it is my second favorite of the entire series. I love how the author effortlessly weaves storyline after storyline together to create a rich world full of so many different amazing things.

There isn't much more for me to say except I love this book and this series and anyone who has not read it should read it or be in danger of being labelled as a fascist (if you are a fascist, sorry to equate you with non-Harry Potter readers).

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1 comment:

  1. love this book, as well. my fave among the seven.


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