Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry Potter, Book 4

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 145 reviews

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age 10+

e.g. Perfect for older kids, but not for kids under 10

My 8 year old has gotten me into this series and i absoulutely love it - but not as much as she does. Fortunately or unfortunately she read the whole series before I finished #3. According to her that is good because I never would have let her read 4-7. She's probably right, however she reads and rereads them and shows no signs of any issues from the scary stuff. I still think parts are too violent for a child her age. (she doesnt)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 11+

Darker than the first three but still awesome!!

This book is so good! Exciting and brilliant just like the rest of the series. The only reason why I would take extra care letting your kid read this book is because the first good character in the series dies. Don’t worry, it’s not a main character! But it’s still very sad and kind of sudden. There is also a kidnapping, but not graphic and they are fine in the end. I won’t say who because it would totally ruin the book for you! There is also mild bullying to Harry’s friends from Draco, but, I mean, it happens in every book. If it hasn’t bothered you or your kid before, it won’t bother them now. However, this book is full of good messages and role models because: - All kinds of different people and races are shown and included. - Friendships and romances are made between houses, showing (in a way) diversity. - Generosity is shown by Harry to the Weasleys. (In case you are unaware, Harry is very rich and the weasleys are very poor) The weasleys also show generosity to Harry despite their lack of money. - Friends are shown to stick by each other through thick and thin, despite some fights that Harry and Ron have. If you or your child loved the first 3 books, they will love this one. Just remember that it is slightly darker but all of the main characters are fine in the end.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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