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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4) by…

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

by J. K. Rowling (Author)

Series: Harry Potter (4)

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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.
Title:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4)
Authors:J. K. Rowling (Author)
Info:Scholastic Press (2000), 752 pages
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (2000)

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First sentence: 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.

Premise/plot: Harry Potter returns (eventually) to Hogwarts where he and his friends discover several changes for the school year ahead. Before school returns, there is a Quidditch World Cup to be endured. It felt like the sporty Quidditch World Cup took up 800 pages. Once he (and his friends) return to Hogwarts and begin their studies again, the pace picks up a bit. One of the changes this year is the triwizard competition. Hogwarts is one of three schools participating. There is supposed to be one student per school. But someone has entered Harry's name into the goblet of fire and so he ends up being a 'champion' [participant]. Cedric Diggory is the other Hogwarts champion. [I don't remember the names from the other two schools.] This competition is spread out throughout the school year.

My thoughts: I feel like the first six-hundred pages were mostly dull and ho-hum. I think the last bit of the novel has all the action and suspense. Out of the four novels I've read so far, this has been the dullest all things considered. All things being taking the book as a whole. There were definitely intense, action-packed, emotional scenes/chapters. But does THAT end-portion make up for all the sporty-sport-sport bit at the start???? I'm not sure. This was the first Harry Potter book where I've had to force myself to keep reading to get to the end of it. ( )
  blbooks | Mar 6, 2023 |
The fucking Priori Incantatem chapter gets me every time, the second they start coming back I just start bawling. So that's fun! No, it is. It's such a good climax to such a good book.

Only thing that bothers me is how fucking boring the Triwizard Tournament is if you're not participating. Yes, the first task is cool, but the rest is superboring to watch, as per this comic. And like, no quidditch??? So they get to watch nothing and do nothing all year because some boring tournament takes place.

Also, Beauxbaton and Durmstrang is just left to their own devices for the entire year while their best students and headmaster/headmistress is off to Hogwarts. How are the exchange students getting any studying done? They're not taking the same subjects as the Hogwarts students, so are they being educated by their headmaster/headmistress, or are they taking Hogwarts classes??

I love the book but this makes no sense to me. ( )
  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
Molto bello anche il quarto libro che, ad un inizio un pochino più lento del solito, contrappone un finale stupendo. Bellissimo il colloquio finale tra Silente e Fudge, un perfetto esempio di ottusità del potere. ( )
  Raffaella10 | Jan 28, 2023 |
This is the longest book I've read, and I know it's a small goal but it doesn't make me fear big books anymore!

Anyway, the first three Harry Potter books didn't really grip me as much as this one, but this one was so good to where I want to immediately jump into the fifth one.

Also, I've only seen 5 of the 8 movies, and the GoF was my least favorite movie, but my favorite book so far. ( )
  Summer345456 | Jan 25, 2023 |
Best one yet. It started with a bang and ended with one, too. Excellent series! ( )
  AuntieG0412 | Jan 23, 2023 |
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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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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.

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Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. 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 dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for hundreds of years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards.

And in his case, different can be deadly.
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Headmaster cancelled

the school sports program so that

four kids could hunt eggs.


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