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 26 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 148 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 7+

A bit more mature than previous 3 books, very long

This book is super long relative to the first 3 books and definitely feels like it's more conceptually advanced (getting into romance and more violent). However, most of it is pretty tame/minimal and can be explained away by parent. Thus, I don't feel like I've prematurely exposed my 7 year old on this. I would say my 7 year old gets concepts like these better than maybe the average 7 year old...I'd rather expose him to these more mystical concepts and some light teen romance situations than some of the more violent movies from big franchises (i.e. this feels more appropriate than Mandolorian or Transformers).

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