This is not my typical review, but a list of discussion questions below for a book club. The Goblet of Fire is my favorite Harry Potter book and also where I stopped mid-novel for reading aloud to my kids. The narration and overall vocabulary becomes much more complex in the 4th book of this series.
Title- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author- J.K. Rowling
Rating– 5/5 (my favorite of the series)
Harry Potter is midway through 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. 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. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Has anyone ever not believed your truth when you had something important to say? How did that make you feel?
Have your best friends ever questioned you? How did that play out?
Do you have an instinct to help others? How does that manifest in your daily life? Is it a healthy or unhealthy level of needing to be needed?
Do you have natural instincts that give you an advantage over others? What are they?
What in your life feels like a maze and how do you overcome it?
How do you view the prison system in America?
Would you share your inheritance or lottery winnings with others? Why or why not?
Why is death also a beginning?