‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’
By J.K. Rowling
Book 4 in the Harry Potter Series
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.
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ was the 4th book in my annual Harry Potter reread.
Obviously ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ is the 4th book in the Harry Potter series. We follow Harry Potter, a wizard as he heads to school for his fourth year. In the fourth year things are a little different. Instead of students competing in the house Quidditch Cup, they are being joined by students from Dermstrang and Beauxbaton’s who are travelling to Hogwarts to participate the Triwizard Championship. With this deadly competition underway Harry will experience anything but a regular year at Hogwarts.
Harry is our main character. He is the Chosen one. The boy who lived. With all these labels I felt that Harry was no where near as arrogant as he could be. I sometimes feel as though he can be a little to naive. However within the context of ‘The Goblet of Fire’ Harry is a 14 year old boy thrust into something that magically he isn’t ready for which makes the lack of confidence and humble behaviours logical. He can be very hot headed throughout.
‘Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire’ is where the Harry Potter series really takes a darker turn and things really begin to kick off. It is my least favourite of the Harry Potter books but it is definitely necessary for the development of the story.
The Harry Potter series is one that I will always love!
“What’s coming will come and we’ll meet it when it does”
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 9/10
World Building: 9/10
Quality of Writing: 9/10