Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Dragons, merpeople, and a haunted maze. These are just a few of the things Harry Potter will face in his fourth year at Hogwarts. Not to mention, talking to his crush Cho Chang, perhaps the biggest challenge of all.


Misfortune always seems to happen to Harry at every turn. His fourth year may be the most misfortunate thing to happen to him yet. His name is selected from the Goblet of Fire. Because of this, he has to compete in a deadly tournament against wizards who are far more educated than he. However, with the help of Ron and Hermione, Harry manages to get by in the tournament.

My Review:

While I love the Harry Potter series, this isn’t my favorite book. Even before the first task, Ron accuses Harry of putting his name in the Goblet of Fire. Harry tries to explain to Ron that he didn’t, but Ron doesn’t listen. No one under the age of seventeen is allowed to enter the tournament, but Harry is only fourteen. I thought Ron was being extremely rude and really standoffish. Harry thinks his best friend will believe him, but Ron doesn’t even think about how Harry feels. Ron thinks Harry is trying to take all the glory for himself, which is completely not true.

However, it is obvious that Harry is growing up, and I enjoyed reading about his first crush. Like all other teenagers, when Harry gets around his crush, he tends to do something embarrassing. I thought those scenes were charming and entertaining.

Recommend/Not Recommend:

While this isn’t my favorite of the series, it is important to read it to know what happens in the next book.