Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, [2002], c2000
ISBN: 9780439139601
Characteristics: xi, 734 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary
Alternative Title: Goblet of fire


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The fourth in the series sees Harry starting to realize the severity of his magical situation. I really enjoy the competition as he uses his wit to solve increasingly complete challenges.

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Feb 05, 2018

3.5 Stars (a "Decent" on my personal grading scale)

Note - I am reading the Harry Potter books for the first time. Any expressions or opinions are brought to the table as someone who has little prior knowledge...

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is the fourth book in J. K. Rowling's prolific Harry Potter series. Although this book has some decent adventure, and a good twist at the end, I can't help but feel put off by this novel. Firstly, I think it is at least 100 pages too long. I feel like the storytelling here is more drawn out than necessary. Several of the story beats took much longer to come to completion than her previous entries. There is also an emphasis on side characters that don't hold much weight i.e. Rita Skeeter and Viktor Krum. The overall presentation is a well constructed story, but I think Rowling gets in her own way here. It could have been tighter.

With all of this said, there is a lot to be celebrated in this book. The writing of Ron and Hermoine have never been stronger. The twist at the end is well sat up, and genuinely surprised me. The wizarding world is starting to feel more tangible, with more weight and consequences. In this novel, we are introduced to the dark arts in a much more fundamental way than in the previous books, and it's well done. Our villains feel powerful and unique, and You-Know-Who is legitimately scary.

All together, I really wanted to love this book as much as the others, but I just didn't grab me the way previous entries in the Harry Potter universe have. In every series, there has to be a transition point, and I believe that Goblet of Fire probably is that for the HP franchise.

Jan 05, 2018

This is my favorite book of the entire series. This book could give the little ones the creeps though. Voldemort returning is a little creepy. Cedric dying is sad because for three years Harry blames himself for his death.

Dec 29, 2017

Book: Did you put your name into the goblet of fire Harry? / No.
eBook/eAudiobook: [Well IDK yet since it's on HOLD. Which makes absolutely NO SENSE as it is an eBOOK and can be distributed indefinitely can it not???]

Dec 09, 2017

I LOVE this book!! I thought some of the points Dumbledore makes in this book are very important and key to a successful like!!!

Dec 06, 2017

I haven't read this book yet but I think it will be amazing!

Nov 30, 2017

this book is so good

Nov 21, 2017

This book is action packed and amazing

Nov 04, 2017

This is the fourth book of the Harry Potter series. This is an awesome book as Harry starts growing, even more, close friends with Ron's family like never before and hanging out and living with them. He also finds a new crush. This the book where a mysterious man appearing in Harry's dream appears to try to kill him. There is a great plot twist at the end about the new dark arts teacher. We find out that Harry is forced to enter the tournament as someone mysteriously dropped his name in the goblet of fire making him the youngest champion ever. This book also sees the rise of Voldemort's reign and everyone starts to fear him. This is one of the most important books of the series as it gives a lot of insights of what happens and the rise of Voldemort.
- @The_Dark_Knight of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

aduckie88 Oct 17, 2017

I don't know why but this one has always been my favorite!

Oct 16, 2017

The book was very good and contains lots of shocks and my fav chapter was the goblet of fire when Harry realised that his name came out of the goblet of fire and he hadn't put his slip in there.
This book is great for all ages and I really enjoyed it !

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Dec 29, 2017

Book: Did you put your name into the goblet of fire Harry? / No.
eBook/eAudiobook: [Well IDK yet since it's on HOLD. Which makes absolutely NO SENSE as it is an eBOOK and can be distributed indefinitely can it not???]

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violet_pony_296 Jun 04, 2017

look Mum's sent me something!(unwraps package) Mum's sent me a dress!
-Ron -harry potter and the goblet of fire (movie)

Apr 22, 2017

"Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret."

- Ron Weasley

Feb 06, 2017

" Curiosity is not a sin" he said. " but we should exercise caution with our curiosity...yes, indeed.." ~ Professor Albus Dumbledor
" What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet meet it when it comes"~ Hagrid

"Well, if you don't like it, you know what the solution is, don't you?" Yelled Hermione; her hair was coming down out of its elegant bun now, and her face was screwed up in anger.
"Oh yeah?" Ron yelled back. "What's that?"
"Next time there's a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!"
Ron mouthed soundlessly like a goldfish out of water as Hermione turned on her heel and stormed up the girls' staircase to bed. Ron turned to look at Harry.
"Well," he sputtered, looking thunderstruck, "well--just that just proves--completely missed the point--"
Harry didn't say anything. He liked being back on speaking terms with Ron too much to speak his mind right now--but he somehow through that Hermione had gotten the point much better than Ron had.

"What you fail to recognize, is that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."
-Albus Dumbledore

"If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
-Sirius Black

"Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."
-Albus Dumbledore

"What will come, will come, and you'll just have to meet it when it does..."

Aug 17, 2016

"Because I want to fix that in my memory forever," said Ron, his eyes closed and an uplifted expression on his face. "Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret..."

Jul 24, 2016

Yer a wizard harry - Hagrid

Jul 13, 2016

"its not SPEW its the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare"

- Hermione Granger

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gogirl1313 Dec 24, 2014


The book opens up with the spying on Voldemort by muggle Frank Bryce. He manages to hear as far that Voldemort's deepest desire was to murder a boy named Harry Potter, whoever he was, and he had killed in the past with no remorse-before he was discovered and killed himself. The boy who was also spying, though unconsciously, and in his sleep, the very person who was target of Voldemort's murderous desires, was not discovered.

Harry became incredibly worried at this vision and that his lightning scar, mark of the first, but certainly far from last, attempt at slaughtering him by Voldemort. Was Voldemort growing stronger, as all signs seemed to indicate? Harry didn't dwell on it for about two days (spent by the Weasleys and watching the Quidditch World Cup). But at the end of that he was seriously alarmed and alert, because Voldemort's sign, the Dark Mark, had appeared again after thirteen years, after a riot which was heavily suspected of being made by the remainder of the Death Eaters (Voldemort's supporters). His fears weren't baseless either, as somebody had put his name into the Goblet of Fire against his will, and Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, dulusional ex-Auror thought someone had done it to get him killed in the process.

Jun 28, 2014

A young wizard who has many cool and action-filled adventures:Harry Potter.

Aug 30, 2012

The Goblet of Fire is a great book and movie, but still not my favourite!

sophiam14 Jul 12, 2012

This book is great ! The best harry potter book I would say !

jollygirl Jun 28, 2012

Somebody has placed Harry Potter's name in the Goblet of Fire. As an underage wizard to play in the Triwizard Tournament, he is chosen as a champion and must participate in it. These stages may mean death and somebody wants Potter dead - and that person is within Hogwarts. This mystery and light romance book is the start of Voldemort's return. Find out more by digging yourself into the entire Harry Potter series!

Harry Potter starts his fourth year at Hogwarts with a shocking turn of events - Hogwarts is hosting the Triwizard tournament, where three witches and/or wizards compete in an epic battle to claim the Triwizard cup. When Harry unexpectedly becomes the fourth champion of this competition, he is shocked. Who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire, the cup in which Dumbledore (the headmaster) draws the names of the contestants who compete from the three schools (Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, Durmstrang) ? And why does his scar throb so painfully? Mysteries await in this fourth installment to the Harry Potter series, mysteries that end in something unspeakable.

mazharthegreat Jun 22, 2012

4th masterpiece in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K.Rowling. It features Harry in his 4th year at Hogwarts and his unexpected entry in to the Triwizard Tournament, which ultimately causes the rise(resurrection) of evil(the Dark Lord)

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Harry Potter as he wakes in the night with a throbbing pain in his scar. The next morning, Harry's Uncle Vernon receives a letter from the Weasleys asking Harry to join them at the Quidditch World Cup, and reluctantly agrees to let Harry go. Harry is brought to The Burrow the next day. Early the next morning, the Weasleys, Harry and Hermione head off to the Quidditch World Cup. They travel by Portkey, an object which wizards use to travel quickly to another linked destination. While traveling, they meet Cedric Diggory, another Hogwarts student. At their seat, Harry, Ron, and Hermione meet Winky, a house-elf who says she is saving a seat for her master, Bartemius 'Barty' Crouch. That night, after the game, a crowd of Death Eaters (followers of Voldemort) destroy the campground and torture its Muggle owners. Harry, Hermione and Ron escape by fleeing into the woods, where Harry discovers that his wand is missing. Moments later, someone fires Voldemort's symbol, the Dark Mark, using Harry's wand. Winky is found holding Harry's wand at the scene of the crime; Mr Crouch fires her as punishment for associating his name with the Dark Mark. Later at the Burrow, Cedric's father brings news that a man named Mad-Eye Moody attacked an intruder at his house, forcing Arthur to sort it out.
Upon arriving at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore announces that the Triwizard Tournament will take place at Hogwarts throughout the school year. The Tournament is a competition between three delegates, or "champions", one from each of the three great European schools of magic - Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang. These champions compete in three tasks and they are given scores by the judges based on their performance

Jul 26, 2011

watch harry potter when he gets in onoter adventure or a contest and tries towin the cub but something bad happens.

Oct 26, 2009

The most fun to read Harry Potter book!


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