Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My daughter and I read this book together and I'll let her say what she liked the most:
The final duel between Harry and Voldemort! The reversal and the unexpected aid!
I loved when his name came out of the goblet of fire! So surprising! I knew it would go horribly.
I loved when Harry was fighting the dragon, but it was the spell that summoned his broom that I liked the most!
I disliked absolutely NOTHING about the book.
(I have to admit, teaching my girl to read by HP is probably the best thing I could have done. Being INTERESTED in the freaking tale helps a LOT with the whole reading and comprehending bits. :)
Buddy-read and re-read!
It's Barty Crouch time! This is the first time that a non-titular character in Rowling's work becomes the main character, crowding out Harry, Hermione, and Ron altogether! He even crowds out the plight of the house elves!
All Hail Barty Crouch!
Ahem. Sorry. I've been under the Imperius curse. For a long time. Sorry. In fact, it's been almost the entire length of this novel. I just broke out from under it only to find that my place is a mess and there are approximately 365 pairs of socks draped over all my bookcases. (Don't ask.)
I loved this book more than the movie, alas. I especially loved all the times under the Veritus potion where we get a full breakdown of events from Barty's PoV, obviously, and to a lesser degree, the House Elf Liberation Front. I feel for you, Hermione!
And, of course, I miss the fact that Harry's winnings in the Tournament went to the twins. I thought that was brilliant in the books and inexplicably missing in the movies. Seriously! I want to hit something! Or at least curse it.
If you haven't read these books, shame on you. If you have, you feel me. Right? :)
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