Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
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.
This book was great!
Scorpius and Albus were so adorable together! I loved their friendship, especially the “do we hug?” moments. (If you haven’t read this, this probably sounds like absolute nonsense.) Scorpius was especially cute and I love the uniqueness that is his name.
I don’t think they were supposed to seem “adorable” or “cute”, though.
It did take a while to get used to the script format, but after I did, I really liked it. It was refreshing.
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*YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.*
This book did seem more like your average time-travel book rather than a Harry Potter book and it was weird to see all our characters not be in their teens and have their own kids. But Hermione is Minister of Magic!
I am slightly upset that Luna Lovegood isn’t in the story at all. She’s my favorite character.
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The verdict: 5/5 stars
How could I give Harry Potter any less?
Check out my review of the rest of the Harry Potter series here.