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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)

by J. K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (4)

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a reread, but my favorite out of the series. ( )
  tabicham | Jul 22, 2017 |
One of my favorite of the series. The kids are starting to grow up . You are able to see a bit deeper into the history of the wizarding world. There is a lot of action, too. This is definitely one of the books where they couldn't fit everything into the movies. ( )
  ktlavender | Jul 17, 2017 |
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  Samantha_D | Jul 16, 2017 |
Harry Potter's summer with the Dursleys is predictably dull, but he is then whisked away by the Weasleys to join them at the Quidditch World Cup, where evidence of Voldemort's continued influence over his followers causes chaos. Back at school, Harry and his friends learn that Hogwarts will be participating in a special competition with two other schools of magic -- and the consequences could be deadly.

This book makes a significance departure from the preceding three -- and not just by starting with a scene involving Voldemort rather than beginning straightaway with Harry's summer vacation. The reader can see the series starting to age up along with Harry -- a much lengthier tome, growing romantic inclinations for the main three characters (namely, Harry, Ron, and Hermione), references to "rude gestures" and other more adult actions, and increasingly more detailed and more emotionally affecting acts of violence (culminating sadly in new casualties, including the death of Cedric Diggory, which I still saddens me.

The length of the book kind of turned me off a bit, to be honest. While many things came into play later, some parts were just tediously long. The Quidditch World Cup in the beginning goes on for an exceedingly long time, making it feel like the introduction of the book takes forever. Likewise, details of the Triwizard Competition seem to eat up much more space than I found necessary. In addition, I expected a much bigger payoff from the blast-ended skrewts based on how often they were mentioned and in such laborious detail. The opening scene with Voldemort seemed unnecessary, especially as the information presented in it is all later repeated at the end. Voldemort's lengthy monologue towards the end goes on for far too long to be interesting, and much of his story is then repeated by Crouch in the following chapter.

Still, this book introduced some new and interesting characters, as well as giving further back story to old familiar ones like Dumbledore and Snape. Once again, the central mystery (well, mysteries, in this case) are tightly wound and had unexpected endings. And, I can see how many elements introduced here will come into play in future books. I see the next book is even longer still, but I am determined to tackle it as well. I've come this far in the series! ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jun 30, 2017 |
I can't say anything that hasn't already been said about this series.
I love it.
It's awesome.
Everyone should read it.
Over and Over.
Starting now.

DO IT!! ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
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The fantasy writer's job is to conduct the willing reader from mundanity to magic. This is a feat of which only a superior imagination is capable, and Rowling possesses such equipment.
 
Tras otro abominable verano con los Dursley, Harry se dispone a iniciar el cuarto curso en Hogwarts, la famosa escuela de magia y hechicería. A sus catorce años, a Harry le gustaría ser un joven mago como los demás y dedicarse a aprender nuevos sortilegios, encontrarse con sus amigos Ron y Hermione y asistir con ellos a los Mundiales de quidditch. Sin embargo, al llegar al colegio le espera una gran sorpresa que lo obligará a enfrentarse a los desafíos más temibles de toda su vida. Si logra superarlos, habrá demostrado que ya no es un niño y que está preparado para vivir las nuevas y emocionantes experiencias que el futuro le depara.
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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionscalculated
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Greenfield, GilesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masini, BeatriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Peter Rowling,
in memory of Mr. Ridley
and to Susan Sladden,
who helped Harry
out of his cupboard.
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The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it 'the Riddle House', even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.
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"Kill the spare"
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In this book Harry conquers various tasks via the triwizard tournament, but is this tournament more than Harry can handle?

AR Level 6.8, 32 pts
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Headmaster cancelled

the school sports program so that

four kids could hunt eggs.

(CathWhitney)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439139597, Hardcover)

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

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Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.… (more)

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