Review : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

17347382Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Published : August 27, 2013

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s 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 with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious 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. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal — even by wizarding standards.

And in this case, different can be deadly.”

I’ve been trying to keep up with the Muggles Readalong this year and I failed miserably when it came to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s my least favorite among the series…or at least was. I read this book for the most part and switched back and forth from audiobook which helped A LOT. Not to mention the performance for the audio book is absolutely amazing.

I was so pleased with all the easter eggs in here though that I never noticed before like in Chapter 33 or somewhere near there, Dumbledore references a room that changes it’s need for his need for a use of a bathroom, hinting at the room of requirement which takes a big part in the next book. And how Fred and George send out letters all throughout this year, trying to get their joke shop started. Or how Rita Skeeter gets all her information (J.K. Rowling let’s us know that she’s actually an unregistered animagus).

There has been so many overlooked things that I never really appreciated in this book, and I totally forgot about how the movies completely manipulated this wonderful fourth installment into something I just looked over. There’s so much information and backstory and just amazing character development in here and insight that I completely missed and forgot. These books never seem to amaze me any less the more I read them. So I guess it means on to The Order of The Phoenix.

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