Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling is an adventure filling and heart wrenching story, at time bringing tears to your eyes. Throughout this book, Harry works his way through a dangerous tournament with the help of his friends. The beginning starts with Harry in his 4 Privet Drive Room, and gets an exciting letter from his friend, Ron. Following this letter he travels through portkey to a wondrous quidditch championship. Something goes horribly wrong and harry undergoes a traumatic experience. After this, he goes to Hogwarts with a new perspective and information about the man who killed his father, Voldemort. He surprisingly has his name pulled from the mysterious cup although under aged. Harry endures the school’s hate against him but continues toward the end with triumph. Along the way, Harry must be strong and believe in himself, which can connect with people that have gone through similar things in their own school.
Although Hogwarts is a wizardry school, it isn’t much different than the schools in our society, and has a lot of the same struggles we do. It is nice to see a book that you can link your own life to; however, Harry Potter is also intriguing to read even without any links. It differs a lot from its movie as it is a large book and it is hard for the movie producers to put so much information into one hour. Since it is set just before the 2000’s it gives insight into what England was like back then, and has a nice mix of fantasy stirred into the story.
Rowling uses third person limited in her writing, meaning that the reader can only see the thoughts of one character but the story doesn’t use “I”. Since it is not a first person perspective, it is interesting to see that you can still go in depth about the reader even though you are not in his footsteps. You won’t find much romance or have a “teen” kind of writing, but considering that it is a “kid” book, it does exceptionally well for keeping both young and old adolescents interested.
I loved this book, It can be interesting to all ages, even adults can enjoy it. The book has so much detail and sometimes you cannot put it down and end up staying up all night. Because of how thick the book is, you might not find time to read it. It can also become a bit slow at times, but when the pace moves quicker it is worth the wait. I would recommend this book to all ages, especially if you love adventure and drama.
Book Reviewed By Colette Duelli
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