From Goodreads: Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal—even by wizarding standards.
And in his case, different can be deadly
NOTE: June 26, 2011 marks my “Gosh I don’t know how many times I have read this book” annual Re-Read! I will be changing all my ratings of this series to 5 because I have come to the conclusion that if I can re-read them this many times they are worthy of a 5!
What I Loved: Goblet of Fire was the first book of the series that I think Harry was truly tested. It was like the rest were just warmups and in this one he learns there is a very real, very dangerous evil growing. The teamwork between Hermoine, Ron, and Harry has always been there but this book is the one the other characters start to shine through. Specifically Dobby, who was very visible in this book. We also finally got to meet the rest of the Weasleys and learned more about Neville! The end of this book is the first time I went “oh boy we are in for a wild ride from here on out”!
What I Liked: I really liked all the elements of the tournament from meeting the other schools, to the challenges, and even the camaraderie between the players. The whole sequence rolled into the story brilliantly and added a whole new group of characters to the story.
Who I would recommend it too: Anyone
Why I gave it a 5: When something is this well written how can you give it anything less. JK does a brilliant job with all her characters and story!
Author Website: http://www.jkrowling.com/