Harry Potter is in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, this new book opens with a difference with a very sinister encounter and a death in a darkened and empty house. In the meantime term goes on and there are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and (unluckily)Divination and Potions lessons to be attended. ...
Harry Potter is in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, this new book opens with a difference with a very sinister encounter and a death in a darkened and empty house. In the meantime term goes on and there are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and (unluckily)Divination and Potions lessons to be attended. However, the atmosphere is darkening as, without Harry's knowledge, his worst enemy is preparing a fate for him that it seems is inescapable A dramatic, riveting and powerful latest read from JK Rowling, the master story-teller. 'Spectacularly action-packed plot Rowling's story exerts a relentless pull.' Heat 'Somewhere in this enchanting mixture is a formula so brilliant it eludes analysis . Rich and demanding stuff .' The Mail on Sunday 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has finally been unleashed. And is it good? You bet it is. Harry's - and our -fourth year at Hogwarts is funny, full of delicious parodies of our own world, and wildly action-packed.' The Times
J.K Rowling was well famous for the Harry Potter books when she and her boyfriend went to Manchester together in Scotland. They left from King?s Cross in London England. She found out her mother died and realized Harry?s parents have died too. J.K?s mom died because she was ill. Harry?s parents died when Voldemort killed them. She than discovered that Harry was black haired and didn?t know that he was a wizard. She than knew that Harry became real to her. She got the idea when she was coming back home on the train to kings cross on her own in a crowded train. She didn?t know that the crowded train was full of witches and wizards coming back. She knew that was the idea of how Harry Potter fell into her head. I see those books like they give better detail than in the movie. Things sometimes that come from the book may never be seen in the movie. I can sometimes think that there may be magic in my house when I read those books or a curse that cannot be seen. It can teach little kids who fear the dark or think magic exists that it is make believe in the book and the movie. Sometimes I can laugh at this because things can be funny.
Apr 7, 2011
Another winner from JK Rowling. It is always refreshing to see that an author is able to deliver books in a subsequent series which are every bit as well-written as the very first in the series. I have found the series to be very readable and transcends the age barriers. Definitely worth having in my library!
Mar 31, 2011
Who Doesn't Love Harry Potter?
This might by my favorite Harry Potter Book! But I love them all!
Aug 25, 2009
The Harry Potter series of books are probably the best books I've ever read... and I've read a ton of books. I love them all! If you're 40 and you haven't read these because you think they're children's books - think again!!! These are a must read!! I've read several more than once!
Jun 9, 2009
good book but the movie is better. Harry does a real good job in staying alive in this one with almost no ones help.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-07-17 HEven without the unprecedented media attention and popularity her magical series has attracted, it would seem too much to hope that Rowling could sustain the brilliance and wit of her first three novels. Astonishingly, Rowling seems to have the spell-casting powers she assigns her characters: this fourth volume might be her most thrilling yet. The novel opens as a confused Muggle overhears Lord Voldemort and his henchman, Wormtail (the escapee from book three, Azkaban) discussing a murder and plotting more deaths (and invoking Harry Potter's name); clues suggest that Voldemort and Wormtail's location will prove highly significant. From here it takes a while (perhaps slightly too long a while) for Harry and his friends to get back to the Hogwarts school, where Rowling is on surest footing. Headmaster Dumbledore appalls everyone by declaring that Quidditch competition has been canceled for the year; then he makes the exciting announcement that the Triwizard Tournament is to be held after a cessation of many hundred years (it was discontinued, he explains, because the death toll mounted so high). One representative from each of the three largest wizardry schools of Europe (sinister Durmstrang, luxurious Beauxbatons and Hogwarts) are to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire; because of the mortal dangers, Dumbledore casts a spell that allows only students who are at least 17 to drop their names into the Goblet. Thus no one foresees that the Goblet will announce a fourth candidate: Harry. Who has put his name into the Goblet, and how is his participation in the tournament linked, as it surely must be, to Voldemort's newest plot? The details are as ingenious and original as ever, and somehow (for catching readers off-guard must certainly get more difficult with each successive volume) Rowling plants the red herrings, the artful clues and tricky surprises that disarm the most attentive audience. A climax even more spectacular than that of Azkaban will leave readers breathless. The muscle-building heft of this volume notwithstanding, the clamor for book five will begin as soon as readers finish installment four. All ages. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2002-08-12 In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, "The fourth Harry Potter adventure, centering on an inter-school competition, boasts details that are as ingenious and original as ever. A spectacular climax will leave readers breathless." Ages 8-12. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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