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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(Harry Potter #4)

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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. 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 a h ...more
Paperback, First Scholastic Trade Paperback Edition, 734 pages
Published September 28th 2002 by Scholastic (first published July 8th 2000)
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Zoë
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Don't mind me, just crying my eyes out.

This was WAY better than I remember it being, and I remember it being pretty darn good. J.K. Rowling is a writing goddess and I can't believe how much foresight and planning went into this series. She already hints at the horcruxes and many other things in this book that don't show up until much later. Definitely one of my favorites in the series (but I say that about all of them)!
Sasha Alsberg
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Um. Wow. Yeah. That was freaking FANTASTIC!!!! Probably my favorite so far, just wow oh my gosh......WHAT EVEN!! I feel empowered and sad at the same time (sad because...you know). 5/5 stars of course!
Lily C
This series has taken a damn TURN!

Watch my video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEqu8...
Hannah
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
One of my favorites in the series.

The ending always gets to me and breaks my heart.
Hira
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I seriously have no idea why I still review these books when I have nothing new to say. I mean... J.K. Rowling is perfect. This series is perfect. And I dream day & night of going to Hogwarts. So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to show you how I felt about this book:

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Sorry for the lame review, readers. I just really don't know what to say..
Jayson
(A) 86% | Extraordinary
Notes: After a steady build, the series hits its stride. Deep and layered, it goes down smooth, never seeming overly complex.
Stephen
This was the beginning of my addiction to POTter. I had previously experimented with and enjoyed POTter on 3 different occasions, but could easily have walked away and never touched the stuff again. Then, under some pressure from some POTterHEAD peers of mine, I tried the newest blend called the Goblet...and everything changed. As the warm, easy, potato chip prose crossed my blood-brain barrier, euphoria ensued. My inner child was smitten.

I...was...hooked and I...was...happy.

Ignore the so-call
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Cait • A Page with a View
every time I read this I can't stop laughing at how MUCH FORESHADOWING can possibly be crammed into one book... and then I just picture:

Raeleen Lemay
Jun 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To You

SO I HAVE A FEW NOTES ON THIS ONE:

-at the beginning, Voldemort says to Wormtail, "I will allow you to perform an essential task for me, one that many of my followers would give their right hands to perform..." OMG J.K. ROWLING FORESHADOWS EVERYTHINGGGG

-when the Weasley men come to Privet Drive through the Dursleys' fireplace is just.... priceless. Yet ANOTHER scene that I wish had made it into the movie.

-We get to meet Bill in this book (way e
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Kai
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

There are so many chapters and characters and details that make this book special. Here are some of my favourites:
1. S.P.E.W.
2. Hermione in every scene ever
3. The house elves and the kitchen scenes (I'm honestly so in love with the kitchens. Every time they tickle the pear in the portrait I get all excited)
4. Durmstrang and Beauxbatons
5. The Yule Ball and the fact that Harry thinks Hermione i
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Adam Silvera
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Reread done for #AdamRereadsHP! GOBLET OF FIRE is definitely work and I could've done for a lot of cutting. One of the things I admire most about this series is the way J.K. Rowling can speed through a year in under 300 pages. And GOBLET is twice that length and it didn't always feel justified. I shouldn't complain because more time in this world is MORE TIME IN THIS WORLD, and it's all very realized, but the pacing still felt off. (I really, really could've done without the Quidditch World Cup. ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I have no idea why this didn't show as being read but who cares. It's Harry Potter and I can reread and listen to them forever!!



Mel 🖤🐾🐺
Luca Ambrosino
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
English (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) / Italiano

«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»
Maybe this time I was out of line with the bedtime reading to my daughter, not so much for the size of the book, but for its darker content compared to the previous ones. Towards the end of this fourth book in the Harry Potter series, my little girl had difficulty falling asleep. I had to defuse t
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Chelsea Humphrey
I loved this so much. <3 It's truly incredible to see how Rowling created one of the most fascinating fantasy worlds and allowed it to mature with it's readers as the series continues on. My favorite installment yet and I can't wait to continue on! Also, all the tears. :'(
Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
Best one so far!

"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 the boy
who was good, was kind, and brave,
because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.

Remember Cedric Diggory."


Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
4.5 stars

I really don't think I need to tell y'all that I loved this because I've been raving about this series since the moment I started it back in January but for the sake of clarity - I love this.

I believe everyone (even people that have no attachment to it at all) has a Harry Potter story under their belt. Whether it be the story of their first time reading it or the time they convinced everyone in their family to dress up as the Weasley's or when their Potterhead teacher made them play
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Bookdragon Sean
I remember the first time I read this……

I’d just started a real crappy job that I came to hate. I’d dropped out of university after my first year because my degree in psychology was a terrible choice, I seemed to be making more enemies than friends through life, but none of that mattered because I was reading a great series of books. I had something to look forward to every day when I really needed it.

The point is books are escapism and fantasy books particularly so. As I got my shit together, t
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Riley
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This one is still my favorite!
Maureen
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reread in December 2017 for #HarryXmasToYou

Forever sad about Winky not being in the movie and Rita Skeeter’s whole story not making it in either, because she’s so awful but JUSTICE IS SERVED

Reread in December 2015 for #HarryXmasToYou

Seriously so many things I forgot because it's so different from book to movie! It's so good still though. I loved Dobby in this book.

Reread in December 2014 for #HarryXmasToYou

Again, so great. Lots of things I forgot! Like Ludo Bagman as a character, the Weasley's c
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Anne
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like I have already mentioned in my review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it is definitely noticeable that Rowling's writing style has improved massively compared to the first two books in the series. The amount of suspense and foreshadowing was incorporated very well and made the reading experience so much fun. I found myself constantly holding my breath towards the end, there were so many twists and turns! I have actually seen the movie version before, but I forgot much of it, so ...more
Mohammed Arabey
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

في سوريا والعراق ظهر قادة الدولة الإسلامية "داعش" يغزون مدنهما يخرجون من ليس منهم,من ليس "إسلاميا" مثلهم من بيوتهم ومدنهم… يقتلون وينحرون رأس من يقف أمامهم, من يختلف عنهم في الدين أو المذهب وحتي الرأي أحيانا..من ليس مثلهم لا يحق له العيش في الدول التي يفتحونها أو ينتووا فتحها

وعلي مقربة منهم ,مكانيا, في فلسطين هناك الصهاينة ,يتغلغلون بأراضيها يخرجون من ليس منهم, من ليس يهوديا صهيونيا من بيوتهم واراضيهم..يقتلون ويقصفون بيوت من يقف أمامهم ,من ليس صهيونيا أو يهوديا هو أقل منهم شئنا...هم الساميون أسم
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

Normally, I congratulate myself for finishing a 500 + page novel but after reading 734 pages of this book, my only reaction was “How could it already be over?”The more I read Harry Potter, the harder I fall in love with J.K. Rowling. I couldn’t grasp how she could make this most fantastic series with the most complex and most expertly planned out plot, you could tell she was so sure of the story the moment she started writing the first book. Her attention to detail is more than impressive and th
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Wendy Darling
I'm apparently the crankiest person on earth, because this was my least favorite Potter book yet. (AZKABAN being my favorite!) It's mostly because:

1. There is too much tournamenting for my taste.
2. I hate the house elves. :O
3. The word "quietly" is egregiously overused. It loses its effectiveness because it appears so often.
4. There are moments when Harry and Ron behave like stereotypical stupid boys (I know, I know, they're 14...doesn't mean I can't be annoyed with them.)

The book gets an extra
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
One of my favorites!
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
Ummm.... it's Harry Potter? I'm incapable of a decent review or anything new to say. My rambling thoughts as I finish this:

- Sooo much about Voldemort's planning makes more sense now. Movie's skipped a lot.

-Speaking of Dobby is my favorite and I'll forever be mad he was written out of the movie

- Barry Crouch Jr is still attractive, but I think it's only because David Tennant played him in the movie...

-I'm still not over Cedric. So sweet. So kind. 💔

- Cho is boring and I don't know what Harry see
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Darth J
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Death had always been a major theme of these books, but Goblet of Fire was really the turning point of the whole series. Not only did Voldemort return, but we found out that the Wizarding World is much larger, and (view spoiler).

The characters become more real yet are still stuck in flux between child and adult, which is apropos seeing as how this book is literally in the middle of the series.
James
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4+ of 5 stars to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the 4th book in the "Harry Potter" young adult fantasy series, written in 2000 by J.K. Rowling. Although this one was close to a 5 for me, I think it's enough to give 1 book in the series a 5-rating, which means this one will stay at a 4. But I still loved and adored the characters, the setting, the story, the themes... all of it! Rather than go into a detailed review, as we've seen too many of them (always fun to read tho!), I
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Christy
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was my most anticipated read of the series… It’s my favorite movie (I KNOW I KNOW- the books are SO MUCH BETTER) and it’s where the books really start to get intense. Even though there was a part that brought tears to my eyes, its not as sad as whats yet to come…

I feel like this book is the book of transitioning for Harry, Ron and Hermione. This is the last book of their childhood. If the movies follow the books as well as I hope, shit really starts to get r
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P
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“It is my belief... that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”




Re-read - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire steps up from the previous ones very well, it's the darkest book I've ever read since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Who knows ? Harry Potter grows up and becomes a boy who has to take the responsibility on his shoulders, he never wants to be selected, he never wants glory and prestige, yet the world turns against him anyway.

I love that this book isn't a children's book any
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch
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