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.
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.
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!
This doorstopper 4th volume in the Harry Potter series truly flung Harry Potter mania into all corners of our world, and for obvious reason: as a fantasy, the book is unbeatable in its depictions of wondrous new magical people, creatures, objects, and locations; as an adventure, the book takes readers from place to place, and even time to time, with effortless appeal; and as a dramatic continuation of an epic series, "Goblet of Fire" serves as a heartstopping switcharound for the series as a whole, as the danger in Harry's hidden Wizarding world is taken into unprecedented territory. Now in his fourth of seven years at Hogwarts, Harry Potter is pitted against international witches and wizards in a creatively original competition of magic, while also dealing with his growing feelings for female classmates and expanding his familial relationship with his friends Ron and Hermione. Even darker than Book 3, this volume finally sees the emergence of Harry's ultimate nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort who destroyed Harry's own parents, and the author's usual twists and turns are as delightful and shocking as ever before, but now with an added weight - this book isn't as standalone as those before, so the darkness Harry encounters has overreaching effects in future installments. A fabulous book!
Every time I read the next Harry Potter book, I find its my new favorite. This is the first book in the series I can genuinely say that I loved, and it really makes me want to grab the next one right away.
I loved this one for a variety of reasons: far less Quidditch (ugh, I am so not a sports person); more getting at what I consider to be the meat of this series with learning more about the Death Eaters and Voldemort; lots of betrayal and secret identities. We learned about and met a lot of the characters who will be more important in the coming books, and those who were portrayed as bad people really started to show that behavior in this one.
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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.
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.
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.