Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2 by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

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Category: 9-12 Fiction

Published: July 31, 2016

Read: October 2016

Score: 4/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads) It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Review: I have been waiting for this book and am happy I not only own it but was able to read it. I know there was a lot of unhappy people when it came to this book but from my opinion I found it a great story despite being in “play format”. It has made me want to see the play as well as what movie will come out when it does….because we all know that is what happens.


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You meet Harry  where the last book ended. Him and Ginny are sending their sons off to Hogwarts. I loved this, because it’s like you never left this world draco-scorpius_0and you are already starting off with something you are familiar with. You go through time and find out that Albus (Harry’s son) is a lot different from Harry and also becomes friends with Draco’s son Scoripous 😮 He’s the opposite of what you think would be the son of Harry. They both decide to change time and things go wrong, of course, and we are thrown back in to things that happened before like Cedric Diggory’s death and the night that Harry’s parents died.  _90580270_mediaitem90580269

My problem with this book is Harry is a little annoying as an adult at times. I do like the teenage angst Harry better than grown up Harry. I did love Ron, he apparently only gets better with age and he was funny throughout the whole thing. It would have been better with a full book, of course and I can’t deny that. I didn’t find it too hard to read in this format at all thou. Having already been to the places described I could picture them clearly and it didn’t bother me.

bookbed-jk-rowling-harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-1I also really liked how they brought us back to important things in the past that happened to Harry and his friends. It was great to get some of these things talked about and cleared up.

It’s a fast read, it’s just the dialogue that is most of the book with some descriptions in between. It would be great to see as a  play and I can imagine what it’s like as going through the book.

Overall this was great, I am happy read it and can now talk about it. It’s good story and it would be great longer and more detailed but I will take what I can get because Harry Potter forever!

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