Book Discussion

Ashley Marie

Staff member
J.K. Rowling's quick description of the fourth book in the Harry Potter series gave us all something to be excited about. Harry is chosen to compete in the Goblet of Fire, and it's not going to be an easy ride.

"The rules of the Triwizard Tournament, which is about to take place at Hogwarts, only allow wizards over the age of seventeen to enter.
So Harry can only daydream about winning.
Then, to his surprise, on Halloween when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, his name is picked out of the magical cup.
Harry will face life-endangering tasks, dragons, and Dark wizards.
He’ll have to rely on the help of his friends if he is to make it through the contest alive
." J.K. Rowling

What were your favorite moments in The Goblet of Fire? Let's talk about it.


Head of Ravenclaw House
Goblet of Fire is one of my two favorites of the series. It was the first book I read (I didn't read them in order as a kid because they weren't available in our library, so I took what I could borrow from older family - strange, I know), and perhaps it was a bit dark for a third-grader, but it really opened my eyes up to dark themes in writing and heavily influenced my fascination with them today.

The first chapter and the cemetery scenes are easily my favorites. The first scene is written so well that you really feel as though you are walking through the property with Frank the Muggle - experiencing it firsthand. The same can be said for the cemetery scene. There is something so chilling about how close you feel to it all when you read those pages.