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REVIEW | Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

Percy wouldn’t notice a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing one of Dobby’s hats.

Ooh, I didn’t like this one as much… I’m torn between a three and a four-star, but I’ll go with the higher based on the ending.

I found so many characters infuriating – plus I did not like the Harry I was reading, and only the final task onwards really had my attention. I struggled so much up to this point to keep reading. Which actually really upsets me, as I had high hopes based on it being my best friends favourite – but then this is one of my least favourite films of the series.

It was super interesting to see how the films deviated though. I would have loved to see the house-elf scenes make it to the films – but otherwise, I think I preferred the film. The second task was pretty tame unlike in the film, and the first also wasn’t as thrilling. The threat was kind of taken away – I know these are still super scary and are for children, but after seeing the film before reading the book, I felt let down.

I know I talk about the film a lot, and I probably shouldn’t compare as much, but I just expected so much more from this book. I didn’t hate it, and I know I’ve not talked about what I loved too much (I mean, most people have at least seen the films if not read the books), but I just didn’t love it.



2 responses to “REVIEW | Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire”

  1. I love that lots of people are re-reading and reviewing the Harry Potter books, or reading them for the first time, as I think we can get so focused on the film adaptions and forget how amazing and detailed the books really are. I’m up to Prisoner of Azkaban currently and thoroughly enjoying it, however, I have to say I completely agree with you and your rating on this one – it’s a great film, but many of the characters in the books are seriously annoying (including Harry). A very long book and definitely not one of the best – great review though!

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    1. Yeah, I’d never read it before – and after the terror they turned the Triwizard Tournament into in the films, it was just a bit flat and lackluster 🙈 I’m looking forward to reading more though! The third has been my favourite so far

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Books and food enthusiast. I discovered a love for reading in my late teens, so you’ll see me catching up on older series quite often. I also love to travel around the UK, where I live, and picking up some crafty hobbies – I hope to share snippets of this amongst all the book content. Other interests include gaming, podcasts, drinking too much tea, and trying to personify autumn.

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