Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

The Quidditch World Cup, a big event that Harry has been invited to by Mr. Weasley. We finally get to meet Charlie and Bill Weasley. (Ron’s older brothers. Bill we don’t meet till the end of the movies and never meet Charlie which makes me mad.) It is Ireland vs Bulgaria. Ireland wins by ten points. But after everyone goes to bed they are jolted awake by Mr. Weasley. He tells them to leave. Death Eaters, Voldemort’s followers, are destroying tents and looking for muggleborn.

When they get back to Hogwarts, Dumbledore announces that they are hosting the Triwizard Tournament. It hasn’t been held in a century. The tournament is held between the three European schools Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang. Three champions, one from each school, will be selected by a judge which is the goblet of fire. They then have to complete three dangerous tasks. As a new rule no one under the age of seventeen could put their name in the Goblet of Fire.┬áThe three champions are Victor Krum for Durmstrang, Fleur Delacour for Beauxbatons, and Cedric Diggory for Hogwarts. But something happens. Harry’s name is chosen by the Goblet of Fire. Harry didn’t put his name in nor did he have anyone else to do it. Nobody believes that he didn’t do it except for a few people. Even Ron doesn’t believe him.

The first task:

Dragons! The first task is dragons. They have to collect a golden egg from the dragons. Cedric pulled the Swedish short snout which he transfigured a rock into a dog to get the egg. Fleur who pulled the Welsh Green used a charm. Krum who pulled the Chinese Fireball did some sort of spell on the dragons eye. Harry pulled the Hungarian Horntail, the meanest of the bunch. Harry accio (summoning spell) his firebolt and flew around the horntail to get the egg.

They get a break in between the first and second task. But there is an unexpected task. The Yule Ball. Harry has to find someone to ask to the Ball. The Yule Ball which is held every time is during the Christmas holiday. The champions are the first to dance. Harry took Parvarti Patil, Cedric took Cho Chang (whom Harry really likes) Fleur took a boy named Roger Davis, and Krum took Hermione. (Ron wasn’t happy about that)

The Second Task:

From the first task, the egg they collected from the dragons, Harry learns that there are meripeople he is going to have to face in the second task. The clue said he would have an hour to look for something they took. Which is a big problem for Harry. I mean who can hold their breath under water for an hour. Very problematic. But who comes to the rescue not Neville like in the movie but Dobby. (Really dislike how they cut out Dobby in most of the films where he was a main character.) Dobby gives Harry Potter gillyweed. Dobby also tells Harry what is waiting for him down in the Black Lake. ┬áBoth Fleur and Cedric used the Bubble-head charm. Krum half transfigured himself into a shark. Harry although was the first one to get to the hostages he was the last one to get to the top of the lake. He wanted to make sure none of the other hostages would be left behind. Fleur didn’t make it due to being attacked by a grindylows she wasn’t able to complete the task.

The next task is not until June. This was in February. A letter comes from Sirius. He tells Harry to meet him at the end of the lane in Hogsmead.

if you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black

Ludo Bagman calls all the champions out to the quidditch stadium. In the stadium a maze is growing. Ludo tells the champions that they will have to get to the middle of the maze to get the Triwizard Cup. In order to get to the middle one has to go against spells and creatures in the maze. After Ludo gives this clue to everyone Krum asks Harry to come and talk to him. As they are talking Mr. Crouch comes out of the Forbidden Forest speaking like a mad man. He tells Harry that he must speak to Dumbledore. Harry races to get Dumbledore. When they return Krum had been jinx and Mr. Crouch was no where to be seen.

For the third and final task the champions are exhumed from exams. On the day of the task the champions get to see their families. Mrs. Weasley and Bill came for Harry.

The Third Task:

Harry and Cedric get to enter the maze first followed by Krum then by Fleur. Harry’s first creature he had to face was a dementor which turned out to be a boggart. He then cam across an enchantment which made the world seem upside down and that he was glued to the grass. Harry heard Fleur scream ahead of him. Harry moved his right foot and then all was okay again. Harry ran into a Blast-Ended Skerwt which he had a chance to slow down. He then heard Krum use an unforgivable curse on Cedric. Harry hurried to Cedric’s aided. Harry runs into a sphinx that tells him a riddle which he must get right on the first try to get past her. As soon as he gets past the sphinx he gets to the cup right as Cedric does. But a spider comes out and attacks Cedric. It takes both of them to get the spider stunned. Harry then tells Cedric to take the cup but Cedric tells Harry to take it instead. They both grab it together thus ending the Triwizard Tournament.


He’s Back!!!

Harry finds himself along with Cedric in a graveyard. Wormtail and Voldemort is there. Wormtail helps bring back the Dark Lord by flesh, blood, and bone thus bringing Voldemort back to full strength. Harry duels Voldemort. When their wands touch it make priori incantatem. Through this Harry sees his parents again for a brief time. He then escapes from the graveyard back to Hogwarts. If only that is where the trouble stops.


Jo did it again. I so am trying hard not to cry. Mainly because I’m at work. Rating 5 triwzard cup stars out of 5.