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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) (original 2000; edition 2001)

by J.K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2001), Paperback, 636 pages
Collections:Recommendations ONLY, Your library, Fantasy
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (2000)

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Amazing book ( )
  Bubamdk | Sep 9, 2016 |
Harry, Ron and Hermione are back for another year in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, after they had previously defeated the Dark Lord, Voldemort, in their third year. This time, instead of the usual Quidditch matches, the Triwizard Tournament will take place in the grounds. Alas, only the students who are seventeen or over can compete in the great tasks. Two fellow wizard and witch schools, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons, arrive at Hogwarts to compete also. They simply have to write their name down on a piece of paper and let the Goblet of Fire, who chooses the champions, suck it up, and then in the following morning, the goblet will tell the school who the champions are of each school. This year, it was Cedric Diggory for Hogwarts, Fleur Delacour for Beauxbatons, and famous Viktor Krum for Durmstrang, and...

Harry Potter himself. Stunned with surprise, Harry got up and followed the three other champions into a nearby chamber. I never put my name in! Harry thought as he trailed after them, and the Age Line around the goblet wouldn't have let me through, anyway! He was only fourteen that year, and he had to be seventeen to be able to compete. And honestly, he really hadn't put his name into the goblet! A great lot of commotion arrived as the headmasters and headmistress discuss who did put Harry's name into the cup, but, as the rule book said, anyone whose name was roared by the goblet had to compete.

There are three tasks in the tournament, and each champion has to work out what they are. The first task is to face dragons alone, and try to find and take the golden egg before you get killed by the fifty-foot dragon. Can Harry win this task? He's drawing with Diggory, and too soon does the next task arrive: mermaids. People who are important to the champions are taken underwater in the lake and have to be rescued before it's too late. The mermaids are guarding them, taunting the champions. Ron is taken from Harry and he has to struggle to find him. Fleur Delacour has to get her sister, Krum has to rescue Hermione, and Diggory has to find Cho Chang. Diggory and Krum get up alright, but Delacour hasn't come down into the lake. Harry brings the little sister and Ron, his own hostage, up to the surface. He's still drawing. And now, it's the third, and final, task. It's the great maze of Hogwarts.

Many creatures were set up in the maze. The Cup was positioned at the end. Diggory and Harry get there both at the same time, but none will take the great trophy from the other. "Hold onto it together and we'll draw together," the two boys agreed, and they each took a handle from the cup...

It was a Portkey. They were taken to a land where Diggory is killed by the Dark Lord, Voldemort, himself, and Harry is also nearly taken up the skies. But he hangs on, until he reaches the Portkey again and is taken back to Hogwarts.

But the adventure isn't over, oh no! Harry still doesn't know who put his name in the cup - yes, it was Moody. Or was it? Death Eater Barty Crouch Junior escaped from the prisons of Azkaban, and disguised himself as the almighty Mad-Eye Moody, hiding him away and taking hourly doses of Polyjuice Potion. But is it enough? Is he caught?

A great read, very long (617 pages was my edition!), but good all the same. Joanne has a good taste for books and writing, and is brilliant at it. Can't wait to read the next, even longer, one! ( )
  LaviniaRossetti | Sep 6, 2016 |
This book has my second favorite scene in it, going through the last phase of the Triwizard Tournament. I was sad that they removed so much of it from the movie, as I think it is one of the best parts of the book. ( )
  MinDea | Aug 25, 2016 |
Loses points because of the in-fighting between Ron and Harry (I dislike this sort of falling-out based on a mutual misunderstanding. I do realise it's a little more nuanced than that, but it just feels uncomfortable and makes me want to skip all of the bit where they're fighting) and all of the interminable Triwizard Cup stuff, because I really, really don't care.

Poor Cedric but. I don't think I'll ever get over his dad, that was so proud of his son. ( )
  thebookmagpie | Aug 7, 2016 |
Giving this book 5 stars upon my re-reading. I still don't think it's the strongest of the books, but there is so much that happens that I forgot about (especially due to the movie clouding my memory). Man, what a pivotal read. ( )
  GoldenHoldenCervone | Aug 4, 2016 |
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The fourth book in the Harry Potter phenomenon, at 734 pages, is what you call a wallow—one that some will find wide-ranging, compellingly written, and absorbing; others, long, rambling, and tortuously fraught with adverbs.
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.
As the midpoint in a projected seven-book series, "Goblet of Fire" is exactly the big, clever, vibrant, tremendously assured installment that gives shape and direction to the whole undertaking and still somehow preserves the material's enchanting innocence.
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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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.
"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?
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Headmaster cancelled

the school sports program so that

four kids could hunt eggs.


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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