Summary From Goodreads:
Harry Potter is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch 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 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 hundreds of years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards.
And in his case, different can be deadly.
Ummm… I’m pretty sure I say this in every Harry Potter review, but there’s not really much I can say except for how FREAKIN AMAZING this book was. Here’s a summary of what I’m about to tell you: AN ALL OUT FANGIRLING RAMBLE ABOUT HARRY POTTER A sophisticated, professional review on the exquisite qualities of this superb book. So onto the review o_o. Harry Potter continues to astound me by the complexity of the plot line. Alright, I admit it might be a little predictable who the bad guy is, but with every Harry Potter book, the world-building gets more fascinating and complicated. Pretty much nobody can guess the entirety of a Harry Potter plot. And don’t even get me started on JK Rowling’s writing style. I know some people who say it’s way too simplistic for their taste, but in my opinion her writing is so well developed, and it seems she has all the right things to say. Another thing I’ve heard with this book, was that it dragged on, and it should’ve been 100 pages shorter. WELL I SAY THATS BALONEY. I will soak up anything and everything JK writes in the wizarding world.
I can feel an unpopular opinion coming on. TBH, I never felt a die-hard connection with Harry Potter himself. Don’t get me wrong, I love him to pieces and would give up my whole bookshelf (DONT JUDGE ME) for him. But his maturity just seems so behind his age. Honestly, I have no idea how a teenage boy is supposed to act at that age, but he and Ron can be so rude at times. There was many a chapter where I pitied Hermione so much. The more that I think about it, the more convinced I am that Hermione is my favorite character. And is it just me, or are you full on-board with SPEW? I loved the message it gave out, and I can relate to Hermione more than any other character. And what is the deal with everybody’s obsession with Cedric Diggory? I mean he was great and all, but he wasn’t featured enough for me to be shed a tear for him. Also, HAGRID. I love Hagrid so much! He’s just an oversized teddy bear, and he has a heart the size of a Screwt.
Overall & Recommendations
Okay, if you haven’t read this series, then your life has a huge void waiting to be filled with Harry Potter. IM NOT KIDDING. Drop everything you’re doing and go read this amazing series! Harry Potter is my forever #1! The plot is ingenious, and the characters have their flaws, but that’s what makes them human.
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not him equals.”
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”
“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
“Well, I certainly don’t,” said Percy sanctimoniously. “I shudder to think what the state of my in-tray would be if I was away from work for five days.”
“Yeah, someone might slip dragon dung in it again, eh, Perce?” said Fred.
“That was a sample of fertilizer from Norway!” said Percy, going very red in the face. “It was nothing personal!”
“It was,” Fred whispered to Harry as they got up from the table. “We sent it.”