Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K. Rowling
Paperback, 734 pages
Published: September 28th 2002
Genre: MG - Fantasy - Magic
When falling out of love, refuses to become an option…
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can't know that the atmosphere is darkening around him, and his worst enemy is preparing a fate that it seems will be inescapable ...With characteristic wit, fast-paced humor and marvelous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master story-teller.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is by far the most eventful and exciting of the four books yet. This is also the book where the 'dursleys - school - heroic act - dursleys' pattern was broken, which made me so glad. I rated this book 4 stars when I first read it, but I'm rating it 4.5 stars now.
This is the book out of the first four that featured friendship in the greatest aspect. I liked how Ron, Hermione and Harry's friendship was not perfect. I liked how Ron was willing to apologize and Harry not wanting to embarrass him. I like how Harry and Myrtle sort of came to an understanding. I liked how things unraveled and mysteries were revealed. I also loved Harry and Cedric's friendship over the end. *sobs*
I read this book years ago and have already forgotten most of the things that have happened, and in some scenes it felt like I was reading the book for the first time again, which of course felt magnificent. I loved seeing Sirius Black in this book again since he's one of my favorite characters. And most of all, I am anticipating all the exciting things that the reappearance of Voldemort will bring.
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."
The only thing that I didn't like about this book is how it doesn't feel like a single book. There two story arcs - the quidditch match and the tournament between schools, and I felt like there were so many things that was congested into this single book.
Overall though, I still love this series with all my heart and will continue on with rereading the series.