Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)

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Blurb from Goodreads:

“There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways… their magical prowess – their daring – their powers of deduction – and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.”

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!

RATING

5 SHINING STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

HERE’S MY REVIEW! 

WHAT A WONDERFUL JOURNEY INDEED! UNARGUABLY A 5 STAR STORY!

I was rereading this story for the second time during early of the year because I just missed the Wizarding World so much! Last year during end of July we have the privilege of reading the eighth story of Harry Potter. Unfortunately, it didn’t satisfy many Potterheads mainly because of the plot line. However, I am grateful because who doesn’t want a new Harry Potter story right? There were some Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire contents and references in the script book and I thought a reread would be nice to remember and acknowledge the scenes from the Cursed Child.

There were so many things and rare events happening and there were more new characters involved in this new book that made this story my most favourite book of the series. It is really different from the previous books. More action packed, a lot of humour involved, huge character development and as well as more background stories that we got to know.

The first event that took place was the Quidditch World Cup finals! The scene was written so precisely and heavily detailed from the gathering of wizards from all over the world until the final match between Ireland and Bulgaria. What warmed my heart was the Weasleys were willing to fetch and serve a ticket for Harry for the Quidditch event. They knew that Harry is a big fan of Quidditch. The Weasleys deserved everything in the world because they own such good hearts indeed 😀

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

The second event was the Triwizard Tournament! The most prestigious event that ever happened in Hogwarts during Harry’s time in the school. We have seen different wizarding school from different countries gathered at Hogwarts to compete and win the tournament. The story was written with very interesting fine points and enjoyable at the same time. The tournament united many wizards from all around the world in order to instill cooperation and make friends.

 

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

The first task was my most favourite one because Harry won it at first place! Harry won the task so perfectly with his ability in flying on a broomstick. Before winning the task, Harry and Ron’s relationship was unsteady because of Harry’s involvement in the tournament. The whole school thought that he did put his name in the Goblet of Fire. What I thought during reading was ‘Poor Harry so much he has to face this crap all by himself’ :(. However, after winning the first task the school started to accept him back and congratulated him.

The second and third task were getting much intense as more challenges and obstacles were given to the champions and made the champions anxious day by day. During reading the second and third task, I was so anxious and scared for all champions on what they would face during the task. I must say, Barty Crouch Jr.’s plan was so brilliantly executed and very genius on his attempt on meeting Harry with his enemy, Voldemort. During the scene when Barty was under the influence of Veritaserum (a serum which makes you tell the truth), all of the information made sense so much for his peculiar doing when he was imposing Mad Eye Moody. I felt very saddened by Mr Crouch’s whole family ending. He was just an overwork Ministry officer who wanted the best for the wizarding world.

Overall, I just loved the friendship portrayed by Harry, Hermoine and Ron. They understand and will always be there for each other. I adored their friendship so much and I would like to see them more in the future in new stories. I also loved the bonding of Harry and Sirius and as well with Dumbledore and that shows how important it was to have adultery advice in everything we do. Quotes from Dumbledore were also priceless and bring so much meaning to me.

JK Rowling, thank you so much on writing this wonderful, wonderful story that brought so much happiness to me as a kid and even now as a young adult who is going to dip her toes into the world of responsibilities. I now see this story as an inspiration for myself, to not always give up in everything, to not care what others say shit about you and to always, always be kind to another, even though they hurt you.

This masterpiece will always have a place in my heart. ❤

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”    

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Sabrina

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