Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bookjourney’s Harry Potter Re-Read

I actually thought I’d written my post already, but whoops, apparently I just made it up in my head.

This is the first complete book in the series I hadn’t read before. Kind of interesting considering this was my favorite movie of the series. After reading the books, I’m kind of surprised it was my favorite movie, because I don’t know how I understood half of the things going on. I think I just kind of let my mind glide over the side things and story parts that didn’t make sense to me and focused on the parts I liked about competing for the cup.

I feel that Ron is more developed in the books than he ever gets in the movies. Starting in this book you really start to see how he struggles with his identity, being tied to a family with little money which troubles his mind while yet being friends with one of the most famous wizards of their time. It’s hard to really carve out your place in the world when your stuck in Harry’s shadow.

Hermonie is starting to come into her own in this book. Starting to gain more confidence and going about whatever she feels is right, even though the boys do hurt her feelings a bit with the whole dance thing.

While the last book had me feeling that Harry was really starting to live up to the wizard every one thinks he is, this book had me questioning it again. I don’t think Harry would have made it past any of the tasks without the tremendous amounts of help he had. There were times I felt like he wasn’t even trying and I was wondering if he really expected everyone to carry him along. It had me screaming a bit on the inside. Yes, I know he was younger than all the other participants but I hardly felt like he put forth the effort of researching or trying to find the answers at times.

So did this book have you screaming at Harry? Who were your favorites of this book?

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  1. Stacy, this being my 4th read, it’s hard to remember if I was screaming at Harry that first time around, but I still felt that impatience because he would procrastinate, thinking he had so much time. That’s why we relate to Hermione in that way—she’s a female AND she’s the studious, orderly, more responsible type. I happen to love the way J.K. so perfectly played the characters off each other so there was conflict and tension. How boring it would be if they all followed a strict game plan. It wouldn’t be realistic either.

    And I LOVED those last chapters. We wouldn’t feel all we do in reading it if it hadn’t been for all that came before 🙂 I’m wondering how far along you are in Phoenix and if you got to the part yet, when they all meet in Hogsmeade and you hear what Harry has to say…


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