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

Series: Harry Potter, #4
Genre:
 Fantasy
Pages: 734
First Published: July 8, 2000 by Scholastic Inc.
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Sypnosis

Harry Potter is midway through both 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 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 that 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 hundreds of 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.

Review

I’m afraid the consecutive 5-star rating that I’ve given to the previous 3 books from the Harry Potter series ends with this book. Well, 4.5 stars isn’t bad at all in the first place 😉

Ok, since I’ve first mentioned the 4.5 star rating I’ve given this story, I guess it’ll be most fitting if I tell you why. I am used to reading more about Harry Potter in the first chapter of those three previous books of this series, that’s why, when I started reading the first chapter of this story, I was confused. I even thought I had read the wrong book lol. I am really so looking forward to this series that’s why I’m so adamant to know more about Harry Potter and what’s his next adventure would be in this book. So when it started with Voldemort (yep, I refuse to call him Lord because he’s not a Lord for me, blee!), I was surprised but  it wasn’t able to catch my full attention

This story has quite a number of new words that I need to consult my dictionary with, but it isn’t one of the reason why I failed to fully lit the 5th star. Why’s that? Well, normally, it could have affected my rating, but for this series I don’t think it’ll be. This series is just too great that quite a number of unfamiliar words wouldn’t affect my reading experience.

So yep, the moment I reached the second chapter, the reason why I love this series instantly came back. Just like it’s first previous books, this story is so easy to read because all we’re properly explained. It’s possible you can read it standalone but I wouldn’t recommend such. This series is just too good that you really need to read all the books in the series!

I failed to mentioned on my previous review how I enjoyed Ron’s retorts to Hermione whenever they disagree into something, and his unfamiliarity with the things related to muggles, like for example, fella tone instead of telephone lol, haha. I also love the Weasly twins, not because I have this weird fettish with twins, but because they’re so funny. I love when they tease their siblings, even their parents. Oh well, I guess I’ll make it the whole Weasley family then, because all of them are quite enjoyable. I would even do anything just to spend a night in their house because I’m sure I would really enjoy it haha.

Also, in this book, we’ve got have a little introduction or we’ve got to see some signs that Hermione and Ron likes each other more than friends, and I can’t really stop my stupid grin haha. I’ll be looking forward to more of it in the next book.

While reading this story, I have some tidbits of scenes I remembered from the movie but I’m not sure if I’ve got it right. So when I reached the suspense part, I was really surprised. Also, the mystery is so contagious that I even made some speculations who’s the Death Eater (Voldemort’s followers) in Hogwarts that helped Voldemort for his plan to lure Harry Potter to him. And surprise, surprise, I didn’t get it haha.

There’s some few more characters mentioned in this story but it didn’t overwhelmed me because they’re so easy to keep track of. I know this review is already a bummer so I’ll just grab the opportunity eh? Yep, it’s confirmed. Voldemort is back and because he’s back, this story involved some characters being killed. But even if there’s some killings in this story, I still feel that it’s a very lightweight read that even after you finish reading it, no shallow or some heavy or gloomy feeling to expect. Well, that’s for me, not for sure if it’ll be with you too. So read this story, and find it out for yourself.

Now that Voldemort is officially back, I wonder how thrilling the next book would be.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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