Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling - A Book Review

14 April 2016

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Title// Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author// J.K. Rowling

Genre// Fantasy, Magic, Adventure

Published// 8th July 2000

Source// My own purchase

Edition// Paperback

Rating // 5 Stars

Finished // 14th April 2016

Synopsis// *Could be a spoiler if you haven't read the first book* The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can't know that the atmosphere is darkening around him, and his worst enemy is preparing a fate that it seems will be inescapable ...With characteristic wit, fast-paced humour and marvellous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master story-teller.

*Non-Spoiler Section of My Review* 

This is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not too sure why it took me so long to finish but it was still a brilliant book. So much happened within this book and it was all so gripping and magical. It sounds silly but the movies make so much sense now, every time I watch the movies, something new pops up, making me piece together the story even more and the books have really helped with understanding the story more (even though I thought I understood the story already). I loved watching Harry challenge himself through the 3 different tasks and it was interesting to meet new characters such as Krum and Fleur. Another factor I loved about this book, more than the movie was that Sirius played a bigger role throughout the book and I understand why everyone loves him so much, as you look up to how determined he is to keep Harry safe, being loyal to his best friend James (keeping his promise of being a godfather).
I also enjoyed watching Ron and Hermione evolve and grow, as well as read about Fred and George and their personal journey (I also love their parts as it brings comical value to the story, which makes the book brilliant, portraying many different emotions throughout the story). 

*Spoiler Section of My Review* 

My love for Cedric Diggory grew whilst reading this book, he has such a loyal heart and I loved how he would try and shush his dad, every time his dad would try and put down harry (boast about Cedric) it just showed how just and loyal he was to his friends and he was only in the tournament to have fun and make new friends through the experience. So when Cedric was killed at the end of the book, it hurt so much more than it did when watching that scene in the movie, it happens so suddenly that you almost have to back track what just happened. I also loved how Hogwarts payed their respects to Cedric at their last meal, truly heart wrenching. 
Actually learning how Voldemort survived the 13 years after he was defeated by Harry (Harry's mother's love) was really interesting. It explained why Voldemort burnt away in the first book when Harry touched his (and professor Quirrell), it also explained how Wormtail found Voldemort. I just found that really interesting, looking a bit more in to Voldemorts past and struggles. 
Harry says something perfect at the end of the book to Fred and George when he insists that they take the reward money he won from the tournament. The line he said was "We could all do with a few laughs. I've got a feeling we're going to need them more than usual before long" - I like this because it really does prove that we should all just laugh when times get tough, bring out the best in us, if you get me? 

I really loved the fourth instalment to the Harry Potter series, probably tying with first place with 'The Prisoner of Azkaban', I just loved every minute of reading this and likeI said it was so interesting to see how everything pieced together, making me understand the movies even more. 
I'm so glad I picked up the Harry Potter series and I don't know why I didn't pick them up sooner, I can't wait to continue on with the story in 'The Order of the Phoenix'. 

Love you all, 
  Tabitha x