Book Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling

17347382Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pub Date: August 27, 2013
Format: Paperback, 15th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 734
Source: Purchased
Genre(s): Middlegrade, YA, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My review:

“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.”

This book was so long and took forever to get through but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Years later and now I’m wishing that every book in this series was 1000+ pages so it would never end.

The plot drags a bit if you compare it to Prisoner of Azkaban but it was still just as wonderful. I felt like I was watching the movie, but more like a version of the movie that was several hours longer in length. And Cedric Diggory. Sigh.

In any case, this review is irrelevant. I don’t care how old you are. It doesn’t matter what genres you prefer. You should read this series.

It should have been 4.5 stars but I’m rounding up because the nostalgia is strong.

*Afterthought: The movie adaptation was definitely my favourite, I think. I’ve always been obsessed with the Tri-Wizard Tournament.

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