Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth instalment of the story, designed to tie-in with the film. Based on the same formula as the previous books, this one shifts the reader audience more toward the older children.
In this book, the story shows Harry grown up and having to look at life from an adult’s perspective. The central theme to this story is Harry becoming an adult. Consequently, he faces friendship problems, romantic difficulties, and more deadly threats to his life.
The theme to the story was interesting, as sometimes in life, the villain turns out to be more powerful than the hero who then has to suffer a blow and a take a step back. That rather reminds me of my own life actually...
However, it is all good fun and there is always the hint that the hero will triumph. The fun is in accompanying the hero through the adventures to finally seeing him triumph. What I liked the most about these Harry Potter stories is that unlike real life, the hero always wins.
This 636-page book in a 12.8 cm × 19.5 cm paperback format is very good value. It is full of fun and silliness from cover-to-cover that will have you laughing in no time. There is still that J. K. Rowling magic throughout the book, and when you turn over to the last page, your very first word might be WOW!
|Title||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|Author||J. K. Rowling|
|ISBN Number||0 7475 5099 9|
|Copyright Holder||J. K. Rowling|
|Print Number||5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20|
|Cover Illustration||Giles Greenfield|
|Availability||Amazon and all good online bookstores|