Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Review
4+ of 5 stars to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the 4th book in the “Harry Potter” young adult fantasy series, written in 2000 by J.K. Rowling. Although this one was close to a 5 for me, I think it’s enough to give 1 book in the series a 5-rating, which means this one will stay at a 4. But I still loved and adored the characters, the setting, the story, the themes… all of it! Rather than go into a detailed review, as we’ve seen too many of them (always fun to read tho!), I’m just going to chat a little bit about the parts that I enjoyed the most.

1. The selection of the 3 students to participate in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. It’s scary to think the schools condone putting the kids at such risk, but then again, I suppose they’d stop it just before anyone died or was hurt irreparably. To imagine the goblet of fire choosing one from each school, and then Harry’s name being cast as a fourth one… fantastic idea and approach. I felt the drama. And I loved having him put to the test mid-way thru the series… as he never seemed to be all that good of a student or a wizard!

2. The introduction of new characters in this one is intense. I loved all the folks at the various stages of the competition. To see feelings emerge for one another, to know they were going thru the same unrequited love and anger we all go through as teenagers. Was a good experience — I thought it was one of the more real aspects of the series.

3. The imagination for all the tournaments and the dance… fantastic. I wanted to be there watching it all happen. I can only imagine how it felt to write those scenes… knowing it would propel the characters forward in a very different path by the end. And to see the drama of how it all turns out.

I am feeling the need to re-read this series again soon…

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26 thoughts on “Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Patty said:
    May 22, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    I have to agree this series is a definate read and re-read type. I loved the whole series. 🙂

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    Roda said:
    May 22, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    This is my favorite book in the series!!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 22, 2017 at 8:37 AM

      My second fave. Loved the intro book to the series just because it was the first. But plot-wise, I agree with you.

      Liked by 1 person

    susandyer1962 said:
    May 22, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    I’ve never read a Harry Potter book!

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    dinosaursdonkeysandms said:
    May 22, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Love this book and completely agree with you about re reading them. I don’t even know how many times I’ve read them it’s that many. xxx

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    inspirationpie said:
    May 22, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Love, Love, Love the whole series! This wasn’t my favourite, I think that would have to be the Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s all relative with Harry Potter though…They’re all incredible 🙂 What was your favourite?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 22, 2017 at 4:26 PM

      Nice to e-meet ya! I love the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone because it’s all introduced… but then my favorite plot is Goblet of Fire followed by Azkaban. Such good memories!

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    James J. Cudney IV responded:
    May 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Funny how we all find one another on here. That’s the good thing about book blogging!

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      susandyer1962 said:
      May 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM

      Isn’t it awesome??

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      inspirationpie said:
      May 22, 2017 at 7:57 PM

      Wait…do you guys know each other in real life or through book blogs?

      Like

        susandyer1962 said:
        May 22, 2017 at 8:03 PM

        Lol we are book blogging friends! I’m in Arizona(hell) and Jay is in NY……

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 22, 2017 at 8:05 PM

        Ha! Yes. I would melt if I lived there. We’ve had that convo! But she’s an amazing online buddy.

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        susandyer1962 said:
        May 22, 2017 at 9:13 PM

        104 here today! But hey, it’s a dry heat right? Lol I hate when people say that! Turn a blow dryer on high and point it at your face……welcome to summer in Arizona!!😭😭

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 22, 2017 at 9:29 PM

        Hilarious! And sad all at the same time. Maybe you need a portable mister! I saw them in San Diego… a nice refreshing spray to keep the heat away.

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        susandyer1962 said:
        May 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM

        We have them on our patio in the backyard!! Hot is hot!!

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        inspirationpie said:
        May 22, 2017 at 9:24 PM

        That’s awesome…gotta love the internet! 🙂 I’m in Nova Scotia, Canada…I only thought it was warm today! It got up to 17oC which is 63oF. I love the heat, but yeah, 104 is extreme! Wow! I’m with James, I would totally melt lol.

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    susandyer1962 said:
    May 22, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    It gets to 122 some days…….😭😭😭😭

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM

      We’ll get Hermione to whip up a spell to cool it down. Accio something or other…

      Liked by 1 person

      inspirationpie said:
      May 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM

      Brutal.. Can’t even imagine!

      Liked by 1 person

    columntribe said:
    July 30, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Love Harry Potter? How many of these points do you identify with? Please check this out: https://columntribe.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/some-facts-about-harry-potter-lovers/

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