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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
by J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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Editorial Reviews:
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight--and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder.

Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians' schools, the stylish Beauxbatons and the icy Durmstrang, in a Triwizard Tournament. Those chosen to compete will undergo three supreme tests. Could Harry be one of the lucky contenders?

But Quidditch buffs need not go into mourning: we get our share of this great game at the World Cup. Attempting to go incognito as Muggles, 100,000 witches and wizards converge on a "nice deserted moor." As ever, Rowling magicks up the details that make her world so vivid, and so comic. Several spectators' tents, for instance, are entirely unquotidian. One is a minipalace, complete with live peacocks; another has three floors and multiple turrets. And the sports paraphernalia on offer includes rosettes "squealing the names of the players" as well as "tiny models of Firebolts that really flew, and collectible figures of famous players, which strolled across the palm of your hand, preening themselves." Needless to say, the two teams are decidedly different, down to their mascots. Bulgaria is supported by the beautiful veela, who instantly enchant everyone--including Ireland's supporters--over to their side. Until, that is, thousands of tiny cheerleaders engage in some pyrotechnics of their own: "The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the veela across the field."

Long before her fourth installment appeared, Rowling warned that it would be darker, and it's true that every exhilaration is equaled by a moment that has us fearing for Harry's life, the book's emotions running as deep as its dangers. Along the way, though, she conjures up such new characters as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, a Dark Wizard catcher who may or may not be getting paranoid in his old age, and Rita Skeeter, who beetles around Hogwarts in search of stories. (This Daily Prophet scoop artist has a Quick-Quotes Quill that turns even the most innocent assertion into tabloid innuendo.) And at her bedazzling close, Rowling leaves several plot strands open, awaiting book 5. This fan is ready to wager that the author herself is part veela--her pen her wand, her commitment to her world complete. (Ages 9 and older) --Kerry Fried

Product Description
Harry's magic gets out of hand in the fourth novel where his skills are challenged! Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to be a normal, fourteen year old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards.

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 734 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; edition ()
  • ISBN: 0439139597
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 Based on 4887 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 1088

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Excellent!!!, Apr 26, 2023
Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire is the spectacular fourth book in the popular Harry Potter series. However it is also the darkest book of the series so far. This book retains the wild and fun fantasy that makes the world of Harry Potter so fun and original. However this is and remains the darkest book of the series because it is the first of the series to have death as an underlying theme.
In this book Harry Potter is about fourteen years old. He is beginning to come into his own as an adolescent. He has his first crush; he starts to rebel against his abusive aunt and uncle and he wants to spend time with his friends. When his friends invite him to the Quidditch World Cup Harry happily accepts, not knowing that this event is going to be the start of how his world will change forever.
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire is a integral turning point of the Harry Potter series and it clearly shows. The characters show their maturity, and each of them is showing the development of their own individual personalities. They are also showing attractions to the opposite sex in this book as well.
The violence in this book is intense for a children's book but it is not gratuititous as it could have been. There are 3 deaths, self-mutilation, and animal attacks but somehow, Rowling avoids having things overly bloody.
In conclusion, Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire is an instant classic. It is sure to surprise and delight many Potter fans for generations to come. The rating that I give this book is 5 stars.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Best of the Series so far by a a Mile!, Apr 24, 2023
J.K. Rowling really shows her magic in this one. Harry Potter was one of the first series of books I really got into and year 4 really stands out. Here is a little paragraph you might find on the back of the book: The Tri Wizard Tournament is a tournament that special wizards got chosen for and would compete in dangerous challenges to see who was the best wizard out of the three schools. It was stopped because it got to dangerous to students. When the three schools bring the tournament back only older aged students are aloud to enter, but when harry gets picked he wonders did Voldemort put his name in the Goblet of Fire? Find out and read this amazing book.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5best one in the series!, Apr 24, 2023
I think this one isw the best one in the series,full of new people but lots of action with the characters we alreaddy love. Some people say its too long but how could HP be too long? I was sorry it had to end,after reading it very late. Theres a ton of suspnse,you wonder through-out the book whos doing the dark mark,and I was surprised!

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5Dark and violent but still great, Apr 22, 2023
Goblet of Fire is by far the darkest of the series so far. Rowling writing and imagination continue to be rewarding to children and adults alike. This book was one of the quickets 700+ pages I have ever read.

I am a little concerned about some of the violence in this book. In this book, innocent people are murdered. In this book, there is bodily mutilation. As an adult, I am not squeamish about these issues. However, I am concerned about the reaction to this violence by on younger readers (2nd and 3rd graders.) If the movie stays true to the book as well as the other movies have, this one might be rated PG-13.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

5J.K. Rowling Sends Another One out the Park, Apr 18, 2023
What can I say - only that is was well worth the wait! For all of you who have never read any of the Potter books as if there are any such people, think of these books as a series of magical mysteries. I loved every minute of the audiobook. Man Ms. Rowling really can take you to another world.

It's delightful to see how Rowling can stay true to the feel of the previous books, and yet allow Harry and friends to mature. Must say though, this is a bit darker than the other ones, as some well known characters die. The ending of the book is frightening compared to the previous books but is a necessary evil for Harry as the older he gets, the more he learns about his past.

I believe Ms. Rowling had warned about the books becoming darker and darker. Can't wait for the next one. Again, and absolute perfect audiobook and Rob Inglis narration only magnifies the book 10 fold with his voice. He makes every character come to life. The perfect narrator.


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