Finally, after a very (too) long time, I’ve managed to finish rereading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for the second time. It was the last book I read during last year’s Harry Potter Rereading Marathon (a private one haha) and I just had to continue this year. I have had a super filled week full of family (my cousin just bought the house opposite of my aunt’s and the whole family joined in and is helping him move in!), school and reading. And so I’ve had to make the tough choice of ignoring my blog for a couple of days in order to achieve my daily goals (no, I have not done so today, I still have to practice my Spanish presentation for Monday – adios amigos!). Anyways – here are my thoughts!
As Harry enters his fourth year at Hogwarts, he is surprised to find out that the Triwizard Tournament – a tournament where three schools are competing to establish a champion – is said to be hosted at Hogwarts. But when the other schools arrive, Harry’s name has been put into the Goblet of Fire, the magical object that decides the contestants. Not being old enough to enter and with no idea who would want to frame him, Harry is being forced to compete against three older and far more experienced candidates, when all the while mysterious things are happening at Hogwarts…
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: September 22nd 2002
As this is my third time reading this book, not much has changed. However, one thing has become very very clear to me and that is the very comforting thought of me never growing tired of this series. I am not much of a rereader, the only series I have ever read twice is Six of Crows, and then the Silver trilogy and The Penderwicks – and that’s it. I’ve been super passionate about many series and books before, but never felt the urge to read it again because the element of surprise is gone the second time around. Not with Harry Potter.
Of course, I know who the imposter is, I know everything that’s about to happen. But I can still laugh, still enjoy the brilliant characters and their little arguments and then of course, the wonderful Wizarding World and the lessons described and all the new spells and charms learned and all of the locations described with such a love for detail that you can envision yourself at that very spot, listening to Ron and Hermione arguing over Victor and the Yule Ball.
There is so much I could write right now, of all the things I loved and everything, but I guess we all know that already. So what I am going to do now is list the top small things I loved about this book:
- The Ron-Hermione-Victor love triangle: it was beyond funny to watch Ron go from admiration to pure hatred and it’s so cute to watch him realize that he likes Hermione. And then Victor is so funny and clumsy in the way he tries to get Hermione’s attention and the way she blushes and all – too cute to handle.
- Rita Skeeter’s annoying articles: awesome! Great gossip, great stories that caused for a lot of drama. I am here for drama.
- The fuzz of the Triwizard Tournament: all the students (Fleur and Victor), the feasts and of course, the challenges! But also the Yule Ball and all the small details connected to the big event!
- Then, last but not least, Fred and George: what I really missed reading this book was the many joke shop articles that played a big role in Order of the Phoenix. However, as this book is the start of their career, we at least got to see some fun articles (such as the Canary Cream!) and also a very funny detail at the start featuring a very tongued-Dudley!
So, VERY RECOMMENDABLE! 100% perfect for a reread and maybe even my favorite book of the series!