Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
The paperback edition of the legendary, record-breaking, best-selling fourth Harry Potter novel.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 hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.


Reviewed: 2021-06-24
Death came out of nowhere
Reviewed: 2019-02-06
As much as I also love the movie series, nothing beats the books. Love Dumbledore's quirkiness, that is mostly absent in the movies.
Reviewed: 2018-10-06
Reviewed: 2018-06-29

There's a lot in the book comparing what people think you are born as to what you what you really are and the challenges that come with fighting against the people who want to force you to be something different. Rowling made a fortune telling people that they need to be good and to trust in themselves and their friends, and in this book specifically that what people say you are born as does NOT dictate who you are. This writer, who gave hope to children in the most difficult situations took it away from them as adults. She demeans the messages of her own writing by being a TERF. (Also, WOW she uses the term "savage" a whole bunch) And that sucks. This book is preparing for battle because an unavoidable battle is on it's way, and I wanna stand up too. I want to be better than the people I used to look up to. 

Reviewed: 2018-02-24
My goal for 2014 was 75 books. After reading only 35 books in 2013 (which was a dramatic drop from 115 in 2015), I kept my goal reasonable and only bumped it up from 50 when I was close to meeting that goal.
I have struggled in finding my reading mojo for nearly a year and half. Thankful, it seems to be back and not only am I excited to be reading again, it seems that I have a plan that works for me.
This was the perfect book to end my challenge. Now, I'll probably finish a book or two between here and New Years, but it feels like I've completed the race. If I finish more, great. If I don't finish any more books, then that's also great.
This entry into Harry Potter in many ways, is a turning point. Harry will continue with school, but Voldemort isn't an empty threat anymore. The threat and the danger isn't necessarily tied to school antics and tests. The books from here on out get darker, and the threat gets more real. This is the turning point in this series from school fun and games.
I've read a lot of lighter stuff this year-series and kids books. Now, like young Mr. Potter, it's time to start delving into the harder stuff, the darker stuff.  I can't wait for the new year, new books, and to finish my reread of Mr. Potter. 
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