Wednesday 24 June 2015

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5 Stars/5

Warning, this review has spoilers for this book and the entire series.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book and, apart from the Deathly Hallows, is the most action packed with the Quidditch world cup and the three tasks happening throughout the book. This book is the turning point where the series changes, with its first death and with Voldemort being back. This book has a darker tone and shows the maturing of the novels and characters.

I feel the title of this book should have been Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament as the Goblet of Fire plays a very small in this book. Also Avada Kadavra does not seem the worse way to die, at least it is quick. The film missed out lots of stuff from this book such as SPEW, the twins and Bagman, Hagrid being a half giant and so much more.

The hormones have kicked in and you can see the main characters growing up and becoming the adults they later become. Poor Harry, he can never catch a break and is under loads of attention and pressure in this book. Ron, even though he is one of my favourite, did irritate me as he did not stick by his best friend, but this happens often with teenagers and I can understand him always being over looked and second best. I like how we get to know Neville more and about his past.

This entire series is very British apart from the Yule Ball which is very American as at most school dances I went to, we don’t partner up but just go as group of friends unless they are already a couple. There are a few plot holes which don’t make sense, firstly the rules said that only 3 people were allowed in the tournament so why did they not stop Harry continuing. Also I don’t get how the people that meant the most to Cedric and Krum are girls that they have only been going out with for a few weeks. The biggest plot hole in this book is how Voldemort got his wand back as he was a kind of spirit when he fled from attacking infant Harry.

I cannot recommend Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the entire series highly enough. 

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