(Harry Potter #4)
by J.K. Rowling
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Publication Date: August 27th 2013
ISBN: 9780545582957 (15th Anniversary Edition)
Genre: Children's | Fantasy | Magic
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s 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 involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal — even by wizarding standards.
And in this case, different can be deadly. (Goodreads)
I was super excited to start Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, as I had listened to the audiobook many years ago, and while I remember the main events of the book, I had forgotten many of the smaller details. This is actually working out well for me, as it really feels like I'm reading the book for the first time, and I'm enjoying it even more!
Have I ever mentioned how much I love the characters in this series? I have, but I'm going to do it again anyways. I love Harry. He's such a good person, and definitely deserves to be treated better than most people treat him. He has such great friends in Ron and Hermione, who are faves of mine as well. Especially Hermione, I think I adore the girl more and more as the story goes along. And there are so many great secondary characters that I know I've rambled on about before, but I just love Professor Mcgonagall, Dumbledore, Hagrid, etc. And with those I love, comes those I hate, most of whom do not deserve to be named, but I'm sure you know whom I'm talking about. *wink*
This book took a little longer to get through than I expected, not because of anything with the book, just because I've been so busy. But when I wasn't reading the book, I was thinking about the book, and dying to get back to it. The storyline for this book was just as exciting as the previous books, and completely had me hooked. I'm going to be quite honest with you -- this book totally made me cry. Big, ugly, sobbing tears. This didn't happen, of course, until the last half of the book, and OMG, so sad. I had read this book before, and I KNEW was was coming, but I had completely forgotten the small details that came along with it. I sobbed, you guys. It was bad. Haha! But that just made me love the book even more!
Overall; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was another great addition to the Harry Potter series! Although the ending hand me in tears, I still loved so much about the book. I'm really enjoying this rereathon so much, and I'm super excited to get started on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix next!