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

by J. K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:Bloomsbury (2004) Paperback, 796 pages
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Tags:fiction, british, read in 2007, fantasy, 2000s, britain, adventure, children's/YA, orphans/adopted children, boarding school, wizards, read in 2013

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (2000)

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Wonderful series that teaches courage and bravery in order to save the innocent. ( )
  Blaire_Stewart | Nov 16, 2015 |
I think this is the book that takes the Harry Potter from children's lit into young adult. I think the plot, the characters, and the situations become darker, more sinister, and a little bit to frightening for a child to read on his/her own. I love this book though, it is my second favorite of the entire series. I love how the author effortlessly weaves storyline after storyline together to create a rich world full of so many different amazing things.

There isn't much more for me to say except I love this book and this series and anyone who has not read it should read it or be in danger of being labelled as a fascist (if you are a fascist, sorry to equate you with non-Harry Potter readers). ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 12, 2015 |
I chose this book in the series to review, because it was personally my favorite book to read so far in the series. Although longer that some of the other books earlier in the series, I loved the plot of this story the most. Rowling does an incredible job of constructing a fast-paced, interesting, and deep plot in her imaginary world of wizardry and magic. There are so many elements to the plot that may seem like it could be too much for one book, however, was very well organized. The plot flowed really well and the writing was great in that it held a lot of humor and was incredibly detail-packed. There is no need for pictures when the writing is so good that you are never confused about what is happening or where you are and that you can really delve into the world that the author has created and picture yourself there in the midst of the action. Another aspect of the Harry Potter books that I really enjoy is that depth of each and every character involved in the book. You learn more about characters then you do in many other books. In the Harry Potter series, minor characters don't even seem like minor characters because there is so much depth to them (and there are a lot of characters in the Harry Potter series). Because this book is part of a series and you need to read all of them in order to really see the entirety of each character and their development, just in this book the reader can already experience so much that is building and shaping the main characters in who they are. For example, through the events of the Tri-wizard cup and the death of a classmate and friend, Harry learns much about fate and has hardened his heart to the unexpected realities he has to face. He is not the fresh-faced child he was in the first book, and through his horrific experiences he learns that “what would come, would come...and he would have to meet it when it did.” By the end of the book, he really steps up to the plate, and decides that he must overcome his past and face his future with a brave heart. This book was interesting to me because it was both lighthearted and humorous, but included many dark and emotional elements in the plot and writing. Although this book is a children’s book, it is probably more appropriate for the more advanced readers and older children. All in all, it was a great addition to the series and was written extremely well. ( )
  EmilyXia | Nov 11, 2015 |
I’ve chosen this book from the series because its publication in hardback in 2000 was the moment things changed in the UK children’s book market. Children had always been ready love nr newly-pressed books, but these books, including the first three of JK's series, were usually about 200 pages long. Goblet weighed in at more than 600 pages and kids gobbled it up. Publishers finally realized that children loved to read and could read enormous books, as long as the words on the page moved and excited them.

Rowling has her critics, but she is the master of 3 important areas of writing; she can extend plotting, theme and structure to allow seven long books to reach their own climax yet take you on to a final, gripping finale where all important threads are tied. She can handle a vast cast of characters, in which the least has a personality potentially as big as the protagonist. And she makes you laugh. ( )
  ninahare | Oct 30, 2015 |
Like the first three books Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was very action packed. Filled with so much detail it felt like you were in the book.
This year two schools are coming to Hogwarts to compeat in the tri-wizard tournament. The tournament has three challenges and you don't know if the one before is going to be more challenging then the next. The three champions are Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum, and Fleur Delacore, but Harry is chosen as well and nobody knows why. Everyone went crazy because there are only supposed to be three champions hints the name Tri-wizard tournament. Even though he is to young the judges still let Harry play the game, while this is going Harry is having strange dreams about the dark lord Voldemort. ( )
  KateE.B3 | Oct 27, 2015 |
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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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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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In this book Harry conquers various tasks via the triwizard tournament, but is this tournament more than Harry can handle?
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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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Harry Potter, a fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal fourteen-year-old wizard, but what Harry does not yet realize is that he is not a normal wizard, and in his case, different can be deadly.… (more)

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